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Sneak Peek: In Color Banner Greetings for Case this Sketch

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:

Banner Greetings

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.

Hugs

Jaydee

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

 

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Darnell J Knauss

Great card, Jaydee! Congratulations on the Favorites shouthout from CAS(E)!!

Cdheeren

Great card! I love the new colors and the texture of the chevron on the vertical element. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS(E) this Sketch!

Kate

I am so enjoying the welcoming spring, too! I can't imaging getting more snow at this point though!

Love this card. Such wonderful colors & great design!

Jen W.

Thanks for the preview of the new colours and I love those happy banners! Thanks for playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

ardyth

OH, my first look at the new colours! LOVE! I love how you've used them on this card, too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

Carol Parcell

Very pretty card, Jaydee! Can't wait to get my hands on the new in colors! Exciting times!

Rach

I am IN LOVE with the new In Colors!! I'm dying for my order to arrive so I can start playing around with all those fresh, yummy colors! :o) Your card has simply intensified that longing. ;o)

You know, I didn't get that hostess set and now I'm thinking I should have. Doh! I love the little banners--fun fun card. :o)

Snow? Seriously?!? That's not fair!! Surely spring is simply lurking around the corner, right?

Hugs!

P.S. Hi Lou! :o)

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