Thursday, August 9, 2012
Christmas in July
Every time Stampin' Up! releases a new catalog, I rush through it a few times checking the new stamp sets, and then settle down and pore over it slowly, trying to absorb all the other wonderful things. Not only the new tools (particularly anything Big Shot-related), but also the projects that the SU design team created. Gawd, what a dream job that must be....can you imagine?!
Today's card was inspired by the sweet little Christmas decor frame on page 18 of the Holiday catalog. It looked to me like the text from the Evergreen stamp set was stamped on vellum, so that's what I did. Since vellum doesn't absorb ink like regular cardstock, the new Heat Tool was used to dry it. Yep, there's a "Low" setting specifically for drying ink - it's awesome!
The crisp, clean details of the script just amaze me. Here's a close-up, so you can see what I mean. You can see the loops in the letter e! To get a perspective of how small the script is, look at the "Peace" on the tag attached to the bow. :-)
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler Core'dinations, White Cardstock Vellum, Champagne Glimmer Paper
Ink: Gumball Green, Early Espresso (pad & marker)
Accessories: Big Shot, Labels Framelits Collection, Lacy Brocade embossing folder, Jewelry Tag Punch, Merry Minis Punch Pack, Stampin' Sanding Block, Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, Vintage Trinkets, Stampin' Dimensionals