Hello again, stamping friends!
Well – did we all survive the morning, with the retiring list coming out, and everyone being so anxious to purchase that the Stampin’ Up! website crashed?! Oh my goodness! Trust me, the frustration wasn’t just on your end, it affected the demonstrator’s side as well. *sigh*
The initial madness is over now (hopefully), so later today and tomorrow should be a different, calmer story! If you’re having trouble putting in your order, please just give me a call, and I’ll take care of it for you.
Onto happier business – I have another Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge card to submit! Thank you to all of you who voted for my last card; I was again a Featured Artisan with my card as Top Pick! 🙂
Today’s sketch looks like this:
And here is my card:
Isn’t this fun!? It would make a great invitation, don’t you think?
I started out be choosing the stamp set that I wanted to use – this set is called In this Together, in the Annual Catalogue. Since I knew the image I was going to use, I then chose some ‘celebratory’ designer series paper – this is from the Birthday Bash Specialty DSP in the Occasions Catalogue. From there, I chose my colours from the DSP. See how easy it is to make professional looking cards, using Stampin’ Up!’s coordinating palettes?
I chose Calypso Coral cardstock for the base, and made the 2 circles using Night of Navy and Calypso Coral, and the 2 1/2″ and 2″ Circle Punches. I stamped the lady image onto Whisper White cardstock, and coloured using the Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight and Baked Brown Sugar Stampin’ Write Markers. (notice the streaks in her hair – isn’t she trendy?!) I then stamped the martini glass using the Happy Hour stamp set (Annual Catalogue), and coloured it with the Smoky Slate and Calypso Coral markers.
The banners are in Daffodil Delight and Night of Navy cardstock; I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on the Daffodil Delight, and used the Banners Framelits & Big Shot to die cut them.
A strip of Gold Glimmer Paper for party glitz, and everything was attached using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I hope you enjoy this party inspiring card, and I hope you’ll have fun celebrating the retirement of some of the products on the Retiring List. After all – when one group of products retire, you know there will be lots to take their place! 🙂
I hope you’ll head over to the Paper Craft Crew blog, to see the cards put together by the Design Team and the other cards submitted for the challenge. Also, Voting starts tonight – and I would appreciate your vote, if you like my card!
Thanks for spending some time with me today – until next time, happy stamping!