Featured Set – Love You Lots

I am so excited about the NEW 2016-2017 Annual Catalog!  The 2016-2018 In Colors are just yummy and they have debuted so many new sets that will appeal to all stampers no matter what your favorite style is!

Today’s featured set is one of the exclusive host sets this year, Love You Lots.  The cute images are perfect for watercolor and will be sure to put a smile on the face of any recipient.  I am a HUGE fan of watercolor it is by far my favorite way to add color to images so this set was right up my alley!

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For this card I used the adorable hedgehogs (LOVE them!!) again stamping the image and saying in Basic Black on Shimmery White cardstock. Using Aqua Painters and stamp pads I colored the images with Soft Suede, Sweet Sugarplum and a teeny tiny dot of Emerald Envy for the leaf. After the image dried I used the new Layering Squares Framelits to cut a  2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ straight edge square and a 3″ x 3″ square from Sweet Sugarplum with the scallop edged framelit. Then mounted that to a panel of Shimmery White cardstock with Stampin’ Dimensionals Before adhering to the  Sweet Sugarplum  card base I tied a pretty bow using the new ruched ribbon in Sweet Sugarplum.

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I decided to use Real Red and Basic Black, the traditional colors of a Lady Bug for this card and I added the new Thoughtful Banners set and matching Duet Banner Punch. First I stamped the image using Basic Black on Whisper White Thick cardstock, then colored it with Real Red and Basic Black Stampin’ Write Markers. Next I stamped the outline of the banner in Basic Black and colored the stripes with Real Red marker.  The Thank You was stamped using Real Red ink.  TIP:  With photopolymer stamps you can bend them any way you want, when I attached it to my acrylic block I made a slight curve to match the curve in the banner. Then I punched out the image with the Duet Banner punch and adhered to the image with dimensionals.  Below this I stamped “Friend” in Real Red.  The side panel is from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack mounted on Basic Black cardstock.

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DSCN0055Last but not least while using the Confetti Hearts Border punch knew I wanted to make a shaker card.  I punched quite a few little hearts using scrap Dapper Denim, Sweet Sugarplum and Rich Razzleberry cardstock and set those aside.  I stamped the hedgehogs with Basic Black ink on a small card using Whisper White Thick cardstock and colored them with Soft Suede and Sweet Sugarplum ink and Aqua Painters, the saying is stamped in Sweet Sugarplum. The frame is a piece of 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ Dapper Denim cardstock and the center is cut out using the Layered Squares framelits measuring  2 1 /2″ x  2 1 /2″.  A piece of window sheet was cut to the same size as the frame.  This is attached to the frame using Fast Fuse adhesive.  Then Stampin’ Up!’s new Foam Adhesive Strips were attached to outer edges of the card.  TIP:  Make sure there are no gaps so the confetti stays put!  Add the confetti to the center, peel the adhesive backing off and place the Dapper Denim frame on top.  Add a little bow in Sweet Sugarplum ruched ribbon and viola a cute little shaker card!

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If you have any questions about today’s cards, please let me know!

Happy Stamping!!

~Jo

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