Stampin' Up! demonstrators receive a bi-monthly magazine called, "Stampin' Success," and it always has lots of great ideas for projects that demonstrators can, well, demonstrate! The current issue has so many wonderful greeting card layouts that I just had to take a break from my Designer Series Paper (DSP) posts and CASE one of the Stampin' Success designs.
If you're a demonstrator yourself, you may be wondering where I found this design. Actually, I just took the layout from one of the projects on page 21, designed by fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator, Jenny Peterson. I took Jenny's layout, turned it 90 degrees, and used different stamps and embellishments. It's still a CASE (Copy and Share with Everyone) because I didn't alter her layout at all. Jenny's card was a birthday card, but I decided just to make my card a generic card in which I can just write a "Catching up with you" note to a friend inside.
The Stamp Set I used throughout this project is By the Tide. Even though I've used this set quite a bit, I've never used the large Lobster stamp as I've never been able to figure out a place for it in any of my projects. But for this card, I was looking for an image that would fit this particular oval shape from the Big Shot Ovals Collection Framelits. By the Tide was near the top of my stack of stamp sets (I'd just used it for a project a couple of weeks ago), and that Lobster just reached out and pinched me! It's perfect for this oval.
I chose Real Red and Pear Pizzazz to accent the Crumbcake that I used for the card base. This is the first time I've used the brand new Pear Pizzazz 3/4" Chevron Ribbon, and I really like its texture and size for greeting cards more than I thought I would when the newest Stampin' Up! Catalog came out last month. I tied a knot in it with some Linen Thread to accentuate the CASE of Jenny's card.
The little circle with the Daffodil Delight Card Stock is also a bow to the original design. Jenny's card (turned back 90 degrees) had a large candle with a Summer Starfruit "flame." My hand just went to my Daffodial Delight card stock, and that's what I ended up using. But I'm sure Summer Starfruit would have worked just as well here.
The images stamped as backgrounds, both on the card base and the horizontal layer are also from the By the Tide stamp set, as is the image in the Daffodil Delight Circle, punched with the 1" Circle Punch. I stamped the image on the card base with Versamark to make the watermark look.
Now I'm off to do some chores and I'll reward myself with another crafting project this afternoon!