I finally sent off 3 sets of card fronts for a demo-only on Splitcoast Stampers. I signed up over a month ago and today was the last day to get it postmarked and be in the swap...my procrastinating ways live on. The design I'm going to post today was actually designed in time for a class a friend and I held Feb 7, so I didn't procrastinate on all of the cards, just some of them.
This is not the best picture - sorry about that. I took it quickly as I prepared for the class. The colors featured on this card are Blush Blossom, Close to Cocoa and Whisper White cardstock and Blush Blossom and Close to Cocoa Classic Inks. In the class we also varied things up and used markers to color the leaves Mellow Moss and Blush Blossom.
I used the texture plates on the Close to Cocoa cardstock layer and then used the corner rounder on both that layer and the Blush Blossom card base. The finishing touch is the Mellow Moss taffeta ribbon...I LOVE Stampin' Up's taffeta ribbon. It is wonderfully easy to use and ties so nicely.
This stamp set is so popular that it went on backorder the first day of the new catalog (this issue has since been resolved and it's shipping in a timely fashion now). It is wonderfully versatile from simply saying "Thinking of You" to "Praying for you", "Get well Soon" and "Sharing in your Sorrow". In addition to the tree, there is also a lovely, flowering vine and longer greetings to go with each of the sentiments.
This next card is a sample of an invitation to a bridal shower/farewell party a group of friends recently threw for the physical therapist who has help our children so very much over the past year and a half. She is a delight to know and will be greatly missed as she embarks on her new adventures as a Navy wife. I tried to make the invitations as close to her wedding colors, while sticking with supplies I had on hand (which are all SU b/c that's all I own). My children helped make these as well - my son cranked out all 30 of the flowers we needed to make the invitations using the "Simple Flower" embosslit die.
The colors for this card are Close to Cocoa, Almost Amethyst and Whisper White. I used Versamark for the stamped image "Together Forever" and another of the textured plates for the design on the Amethyst. The ribbon is the Whisper White taffeta (told you I love this stuff) and the half pearls in this sample are from the Pretties Kit.
To place an order for any of the supplies used for these cards, go to www.staciestamps.stampinup.net and click on "shop now". If you place your first online order between now and April 30, you will receive a free catalog along with that order. In addition, this month and next are Sale-a-Bration...receive special, free product for every $50 you spend in SU product.