Whether you just arrived or came from Wendy's blog you're in the right place for our latest blog hop. The theme is 'New Catalog' products! There are just 9 stops on the tour but ooooh; you're going to see some fantastic stuff!!!
This pretty card may be my favorite of all I've made so far with my new product.
It's simple and beautiful, isn't it?
Both of these stamp sets - Simply Sketched & Express Yourself are hostess sets in the new catalog. You can get them by hosting a workshop, joining a club or just placing an order of $150. You can actually get both for free!!
I used our Ovals Collection framelits for the main image. To color it I used a blender pen and ink from the lid of the Crisp Cantaloupe ink pad and a light coat of Wild Wasabi ink on the stems.
Do you see the diamond scoring on the background layer? My friend Pat taught me an easy trick to get the diagonals perfect every time. I had tried using the diagonal plate to get these widely spaced diamonds but I just couldn't get it right. This is how she does it:
It doesn't matter what size your card stock is. Just position the opposing corners on the same groove. In my case here I used the 5 1/2" scoring groove. You can either make marks directly on your Simply Scored or use your stylus; drawing it down from top to bottom in the groove and then placing your lower corner on the spot your stylus is.
I scored at the 5 1/2" mark first and then each 1/2" from that on both sides until the piece was fully scored. Next I gave the card stock a quarter turn and repeated scoring from those corners also.
I hope that makes sense! It's perfect every time!!! Thanks Pat!
This card uses the same Crisp Cantaloupe color along with Early Espresso. And another clear favorite for me - the Flower Shop bundle. I love these flowers and to get a coordinating punch to go with it.....well; an easy choice, right!?
I also used my Simply Scored on this card. I scored all around the Espresso layer at 1/4" from the edge first. Then I added a few more score lines just on the corners, ending them part way. Hard to see in the picture unless you click on it to make it larger.
And lastly I made the simplest card gift box ever. It literally took me less than 5 minutes to make!
I used one of our new Wood-Mount full size cases. You get 4 in a pack for $6.95! Did you know our A2 cards fit in there wonderfully?!!! None of my family stamp - can you believe it!! So I am always giving lots of my cards to them. These boxes fit at least 8-10 with envelopes. They have a clear sleeve around the outside so it's easy to add some patterned paper to jazz it up a bit. I used the Quatrafancy paper along with images from the Chalk Talk and Flower Shop stamp sets and a bit of our new Chevron ribbon too.
And now you're off to see what Justin has to share with you. Enjoy the rest of the tour!