Hi there, Stamping Friends!
Before I introduce you to my project for the Watercooler Challenge, I want to say a big Congratulations to 'Christina' for being my 2nd Blog Candy Winner! Christina left a comment on yesterday's post, so she will receive a surprise gift in the mail! Christina, I've sent you an email (check your spam folder) – please email me your details so I can get your gift off to you! 🙂
Okay – now back to business. As you know, I like to take part in Blog Hops, sometimes called Blog Tours. I'm gearing up for another SUDSOL Blog Hop on July 1st, as a matter of fact – so make sure you mark the date, and be sure to come back & check out all the awesome projects!
To help get me warmed up, I'm participating in the current Watercooler Challenge; yes, Watercooler might sound familiar to you -the Wacky Watercooler Gang another group I belong to, and we do monthly Hops – I missed June's because of my computer being in for repairs 🙁
This Challenge is about CASE-ing a card from the current Annual Stampin' Up! Catalogue. CASE stands for Copy And Share Everything (like the card I featured in yesterday's post, using the Everything Eleanor stamp set). The idea is find a card or project in the catalogue that you like, then copy the card & share your version. You can either copy it entirely, or copy just the layout, or colours, or stamp set that was used.
Here's my CASE of a card shown on page 155, using the new photopolymer stamp set 'Flower Patch' and the coordinating Flower Fair Framelits Dies.
What do you think? I'm quite please with how it turned out; in fact, I'm going to give this to my step-mother for her Birthday! 🙂
I stayed with the layout and most of the colours used, but added the Fancy Foil Vellum on top of the Crumb Cake cardstock base, and used the birthday sentiment that comes with this stamp set. I also added some of those adorable InColour Sequins – can't get enough of those!
Here's a close-up of the details on the flowers – thank goodness for matching dies; can you imagine having to fussy-cut all these flowers?! Uh- NO!! 🙂 The two-step stamping with photopolymer is really easy, as well; no Stamp-a-ma-jig needed! You can see right through the stamps.
I hope that you'll head on over to the Watercooler Challenge Blog – just click HERE to see the designs that the Watercooler group came up with, as well as other Challenge participants. You may want to join in the challenge yourself! Go ahead – get creative, and enter! Small warning though – once your creative juices are flowing, you won't want to stop with just one challenge! 🙂
Remember, you can order any of these items just by clicking on the picture of the product (that's how it should work – let me know if it doesn't!), or contact me to place your order for you.
Until next time – Happy Stamping!