You may have noticed that when I pull out a stamp set, I make a couple (or several) cards with it before putting it away. This is one example. I had stamped and embossed the swirl when I was starting the butterfly card, but decided not to use it for that card. So here was a swirl, waiting to be used. I hopped on Pinterest for inspiration, and this card struck me. I did change quite a few things, but you can see the basic design elements are there.
Did you know you can heat emboss any color you want? All you have to do is ink up your stamp with VersaMark ink first, and then with any dye ink. Stamp the image and cover immediately with clear embossing powder. Tap off excess powder and heat set it. Note: Make sure you clean your stamp each time you use it.... you do NOT want to stamp your VersaMark pad with dye ink still on the stamp!!!
As mentioned before, the Falling Flowers stamp set and coordinating May Flowers Framelits will be carried over to the new catalog, but not as a discounted bundle. That way Stampin' Up! can offer new bundles in the new catalog. I counted twenty-four bundles!!!
Are you excited about the upcoming catalog release? I sure am, especially since I get to preorder things starting on Tuesday! *Happy dance!* If you have placed an order with me in the past six months, I will be sending you the new catalog within the next two weeks, so be on the lookout!