Hi Everyone. Happy Monday.
I have another sneak peek for you tonight. It's a wonderful little set called Banner Greetings. It's a hostess set from the new 2013-2014 catalog. I am also showcasing some of the fabulous new In Colors for 2013-2015. Now, I love the 2012-2014 In Colors. Love them. They are rich and regal. The 2013-2015 In Colors are like a breath of fresh air. They remind me of cotton candy/candy floss in all sorts of sherbety colors.
The sketch challenge across at Cas(e)thissketch gave me the ideal opportunity to open up my new Banner Greetings set. Here's the sketch
I used Pistachio Pudding for the base of my card and paired it with Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush and Coastal Cabana. For the vertical element, I pulled out my Chevron embossing folder!
Here's my card:
I stamped the birthday sentiment in Strawberry, Coastal and Cantaloupe and mounted them to the base of my card with dimensionals. I like the fact that the arrow tips of the chevron are going left to right horizontally and that fits with the pennant tips of the banners. I did condition my stamp, but looking at it, I think it might need a little more conditioning to get a smoother ink surface! I must admit I love the font of the sentiment.
Don't forget to pop along to casethissketch and check out the fabulous design team and submission cards. I think they'd like it if you played along, too!
On a personal note:
I got a little more time in my stamping space today! Yay. It's unusual for me during the week. I wanted to play around with more of my new goodies. Also, I am attending another one of the onlinecardclasses with Jennifer and Kristina. This particular class is called "his and hers". It's the idea of creating a masculine and a feminine version of a card using similar elements. I did just that and will be sharing them with you later in the week. It was fun trying to create both of them and I had to decide which element I was going to keep common between the two! You should check the class out. (BTW, I get no compensation for advertising these classes, I just find them fun!)
The weather was quite nice today, but not as good as yesterday. It is going to get down into the 40s - with more snow, I might add! However, there are little signs of spring everywhere. We were sitting on the deck looking out at the wetland yesterday and I saw a swallow fly over my head! When the swallows come, you know spring is very close. We have also heard the sandhill cranes and have seen them coming into land a couple of times. It's wonderful that they are back again this year.
I really do love this time of year. It's a time of renewal and re-birth; of expectations of what the warmer weather and fresh air will bring; of night's eating dinner on the deck watching the sun set; the warm sun on my face waking me from slumber; being seranaded to sleep by the frogs; knowing that the Farmer's Market will be open soon! Ah... the joys of spring!
Warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.
Card recipe - all ingredients Stampin' Up!
- Card stock: Pistachio Pudding
- Stamps: Banner Greetings
- Inks: Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana
- Tools: Big Shot. Chevron Embossing Folder. Stampin' Dimensionals