Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Elements of Style

Today, I'm sharing a card made by my upline, Gail Beezley, using the Elements of Style stamp set.  Elements of Style was first featured in our current Summer Mini Catalog but is also in our newly released Idea Book & Catalog.  What does all that mean?  Just that you will be able to purchase this stamp set throughout this Stampin' Up! year (July 2010-June 2011).  Having said that, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it, so I have already purchased Elements of Style:)

This sample really showcases the flower stamp in the set.  For a truly 3D effect, the flower image is stamped and watercolored on the card, then stamped on another piece of card stock, watercolored, cut out, and popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals.  Do you see all the little Chocolate Chip ink specks?  They are made with the Color Spritzer Tool.  You can use that tool with any of our Stampin' Write Markers to achieve the same effect with any of our colors.  The earthy tones in this card give it a really natural, aged, antiquey look.
Stamps:  Elements of Style
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, More Mustard Classic Stampin Pads and Stampin' Write Markers
Paper:  Naturals Ivory, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip Card Stocks
Accessories:  Aquapainter, Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, 1" Circle Punch, Color Spritzer Tool, Stamping Sponges, Stampin' Dimensionals

To learn to make beautiful cards like this, check out my monthly Techniques Classes.  We take an in-depth look at one technique each month to create really special cards like this.  My full calendar is here.  Once you find an event you would like to attend, simply email me at or call me at 210-492-3218.  I hope to stamp with you soon!

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