I hope you read my last post showing the sampler that I made using the Follow Your Art Suite of products in the upcoming 2019-2020 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. If you didn’t you might want to check it out before you wonder what I’m talking about in this post! Click HERE.
And a brief update on RETIRING PRODUCTS! I updated my copy of the list as of Friday night.
LOTS OF STAMP SETS ARE GONE! If you’ve been thinking about any of the retiring sets,
TIME IS GETTING SHORT!
Now back to our regularly scheduled blog post!
In the top row of the sampler, there is a photo of me holding two cards that I made using this very same Follow Your Art Suite. In the bottom right corner is a photo of my friend, Donna, who is showing off two versions of the first card that we made together last month. I think we had as much fun and Cheryl Hamilton and I had in putting our samplers together!
This is the first card that we made, using what many would think of as the “back” side of one of the Designer Series Paper sheets. It’s kind of like when I was a kid and we bought singles of 45 rpm vinyl records. The BIG song was on the “front” of the 45, with some kind of a filler song on the “back.” Sometimes they were pretty good – they had to be at least good to get there. That’s like I feel about the Designer Papers. But often their goodness is usually that their design is more of a background style, rather than with a design of its own that you’d like to feature somewhere – like in a sampler! I featured the “front” of two large pieces of Designer Paper in my sampler, and used the “back” of three sheets for three smaller pieces of the design.
The colors of these papers are Coastal Cabana and Calypso Coral. My original thought was to use Circles for my stamped elements. But the way the large stamps I wanted to feature were laid out, an oval was better for that. Rather than switch to an oval for the large image, I stuck with the circle idea for my sentiment. My recollection was that I’d already stamped that, so why not use it. I think I’ll use the oval for the sentiment the next time I do this. In any case, I used both the Scalloped Oval Dies and the Scalloped Circle Dies for the stamped images, lifting the sentiment element up on some Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added some of the Coastal Cabana dots from the Glitter Enamel Dots pack, along with the Bermuda Bay 1/4″ Mini Striped Ribbon as accents.
Everything in this card will be in the upcoming Stampin’ Up! 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog!
I’ll share a bit about the cards that Donna made tomorrow! The products I used are shown below. You will not be able to order the first two products until June 4th, though. The others you may order any time!