Heartfelt Card Presentation (2)

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Thanks for coming back to see my presentation samples. My next item was to show how the catalogue is a great resource for layout ideas. I loved the card sketch on page 18 of the new catalogue (due Sept 1st but if you are a demonstrator you already have yours!!!!) of the Christmas Deer, so using stamps available to me that are continuing and a set I was able to preorder for my presentation I came up with the following versions of the same card sketch. I love how you can get so many ideas from the Stampin’Up! catalogues, they are such a valuable resource!

Here is my first creation using the stamp set Beautiful Season. I stamped it with black Staz-On ink onto watercolour paper and coloured it using inks and a blender pen. I added a twist to my card by heat embossing the Petals-a-Plenty embossed card piece by brayering the embossing folder with Versamark ink and once out of the Big Shot I sprinkled iridescent ice embossing powder over the piece and heat set it with a heat gun. It adds a lovely sparkle to the card. The background card is Cherry Cobbler and the trim is Garden Green. I used Cherry Cobbler embossing powder for the Christmas sentiment which was then punched out using the Modern Label punch.

Here is the same sketch but done in a landscape orientation. Don’t you like how the change in orientation changes the whole look of the Framelit and the card?

The stamp set is Rejoicing With You from the new 2012-2013 catalogue. The sentiment is also from a new stamp set, this one from the new Holiday Seasonal catalogue – Greetings of the Season. How spoilt are we with two new catalogues starting September 1st!!!!!

I have created the two tone effect on the angel by stamping the angel onto Whisper White card with Versamark. then I sprinkled gold embossing powder just on the wings, head and horn. I shook off the excess making sure to tip the card in a direction that the powder would not go over the other parts of the image. then I sprinkled Tempting Turquoise embossing powder over the rest of the image tapped off the excess and heat set it with a heat gun.
I did the same iridescent ice embossing trick on the embossed background. The sparkle does not show up that well in the photo. The border has been done with the lace ribbon border punch and brushed gold cardstock. I’d put the card together and then realised that the punch is retiring so made my second copy of the card for the display boards using the scallop trim border punch.

So don’t under estimate the value of the catalogue as a resource when creativity is failing you momentarily!

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