Hey stampin' friends! I'm back from vacation and I miss my family back in Texas terribly but it's always nice to be back home in my own bed, snuggle with my puppies and be back in my stamp room! In addition, it was nice coming home to my daughter and her husband....and I got the biggest hug from a very excited Maddi, who apparently really missed her Nana!
Now that Sale-A-Bration is over, I'm hoping to get back to my regular stamping and blog posting schedule, and I'm off to a good start with today's Simple Sunday project! I decided to use the Southern Serenade stamp set and some really bright colors, and I was really happy with the fun and flirty results. This stamp set is so pretty...the beautiful flower images and the lace pieces can be used for gorgeous dressed up cards. Also, in addition to the sentiment I used today, this set includes Happy Birthday and Thank You sentiments for versatility.
I started by stamping the lace background using Lemon Lime Twist ink on Shimmery White cardstock. (Have you seen this cardstock? It has a beautiful, subtle shimmer...add a pack to your next order because you'll love it!) I LOVE this lace background image! It's really easy to stamp several times to cover a larger area and it's one of those stamps that you don't have to worry about lining up perfectly...it looks great if it overlaps a bit or there's gaps, so no worries! I stamped the sentiment in Basic Black over the stamped background.
The flowers were stamped onto a scrap piece of Shimmery White cardstock, colored with Stampin' Write markers. Our markers are great for adding a touch of color to a quick and easy project. Each one has two tips--a fine tip (perfect for writing) and a brush tip (my favorite for coloring!)--and of course they match our stamp pad and cardstock colors perfectly! There are two ways you can purchase them...by color family or as a complete set. And the best thing is, they are available in In-Colors as well!
Each flower was fussy cut, then attached with a mini glue dot. I added a rhinestone to the center for a little bit of sparkle and bling. I layered the focal piece onto Basic Black cardstock and added the Basic Black baker's twine bow before adhering it to the Lemon Lime Twist card front.
Super quick and easy!
I have to say that I'm a bit jealous because while I was in Texas, OnStage was going on all around the world, which means there are lots of demonstrators out there who got to see the new catalog coming out in June, and they got to play with new stamps and product...I love being "in the know"! I'm impatiently waiting until Monday when I'll get to see the catalog online...I can't wait! Now I'm really looking forward to November when I'll be heading to Orlando for Stampin' Up!'s biggest 30-year anniversary bash!
Until next time...happy stampin'!