Last Thursday, Friday and Saturday Stampin’ Up!® had their OnStage At Home. They could not have a live meeting because of COVID but they were able to put on a spectacular virtual meeting. We saw some amazing projects made with products that are in the January – June 2021 Catalog (which by the way, you are going to love!). One of the best perks of attending the OnStage events is you get to order some of the new products coming out in January.
My pre-order arrived today (yes, I had to expedite it because I am an impatient person) and I had time to sit down and make a card while waiting for the blind installer (no he is not blind. He is a window blind installer) to arrive. As a side note, we have had Press N Seal all over our windows since early May because we had no blinds or curtains in our new house and it took this long for them to be installed. If you ever need to block a window, Press N Seal works great. It stayed up all summer!
The stamp set I used for this card is called Art Gallery. It is featured on the cover of the new mini catalog and I knew I would have to have it the minute I saw it. It is part of a Suite that includes the stamp set, dies called Floral Gallery, an embossing folder, Designer Series Paper, gorgeous ribbon and embellishments. At OnStage At Home, Shelli (one of the founders of Stampin’ Up!®) and her daughter, Sara (now CEO) made some cards using this Suite. The card I made is based on one of there cards only I changed a few things.
I first made the background using the Painted Texture 3D embossing folder. I ran a piece of Whisper White cardstock using this folder. It looks a little bit like stucco on a house. I added some Pool Party ink using the new Blending Brushes that will be in the catalog (which are awesome) and then sponged some Pretty Peacock over the top. I think Sara put ink on the folder and then ran it through her Cut & Emboss machine and then sponged but you can do it either way.
The stamps in this set are two step stamps where two stamps are used to one make one image. In this case I used Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody on the large flower and Blushing Bride and Flirty Flamingo on the other flowers. The smaller flowers and stem are one stamp so I first stamped it in Granny Apple Green and then again in Blushing Bridge. I cut them both out using the coordinating die and then trimmed the stems off the pink one and adhered it onto the green one. You could also use markers to do ink the flowers and stems in the two different colors . The sentiment is cut out using one of the dies in this set too.
Here is the card Sara made:
Here is the cover of the new mini catalog that begins on January 4th. As you can see it is already well loved.