Thursday, July 29, 2010


New Cute By The Inch!

Today's card is one that I made for a recent New Color swap on Stampin' Connection. I rules were to use the new colors which include Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, and Marina Mist. You didn't have to use all of the colors together, but I just love how they all look together so I couldn't resist!

This card also uses one of the new Hostess Level 2 sets Cute By The Inch! You can earn this stamp set FREE by hosting a workshop that earns sales over $300! To find out more about hosting a workshop click on the Host a Workshop tab or contact me by clicking here. Now take a look at my new color masterpiece!

Stamps: Cute By The Inch, Perfect Punches
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze, and Whisper White
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze, Marina Mist
Accessories: Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Die, Scallop Oval Punch, Brayer, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Two-Way Glue Pen, Stampin' Dimensionals, 1/8" Marina Mist Taffeta ribbon, Silver Foil Smooch Spritz, and Color Catcher

The card base is 4 1/4" x 11" Early Espresso cardstock that was scored at 5 1/2". The top of the card was sprayed with Siver Foil Smooch Spritz to add some sparkle. A piece of Whisper White cardstock was cut to 3 1/2" x 4 1/4" and run through the Big Shot in the Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Die. Then I used the brayer and the Early Espresso ink to add ink just to the raised portions of the texture. This brings the pattern out and makes it much more bold in the background.

Then 1" x 1" pieces were cut from Whisper White cardstock. To stamp the images and get them centered on such a small piece of cardstock I used the Two-Way Glue Pen and temporarily glued them to a piece of scrap paper. When you use the Two-Way Glue Pen and let the glue dry so that it is clear before adhereing it then the glue is repositionable. If you adhere it while the glue is still blue then it is a permanent bond. This is such a wonderful tool to have in your adhesive collection. I use it all the time. In this case it allowed me to use my Stamp-a-ma-jig to perfectly center the images on the small piece of cardstock. The images were stamped in Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, and Cajun Craze then removed from the scrap paper.

1 1/4" x 1 1/4" pieces were cut from Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, and Cajun Craze cardstock. The stamped images were adhered to their corresponding colored cardstock and these were adhered to the card front in the middle of the textured cardstock. A piece of 1/8" Marina Mist Taffeta ribbon was added around the top of the textured cardstock and tied into a bow. I just love this narrow ribbon. It works great for small accents and details.

The image from the stamp set Perfect Punches was stamped in Marina Mist ink on a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock and punched out with the Scallop Oval punch. This was adhered to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.

It was so much fun creating with all of these wonderful new colors! You can check out all of the new colors and the new In Colors by clicking the Shop Stampin' Up button on the top of the sidebar or by clicking here.

Come back tomorrow to see the other fantastic card I created using all of the new colors!