Sneak Peek: A Carryover Set

Whenever a new catalog comes out, I am always eager to see what has carried over from the Mini Catalogs from the past year.  Nature Walk, from the Occasions Mini, is one I am especially delighted to find!

Nature Walk from Stampin' Up!

This is probably my favorite butterfly stamp ever!  And it goes really well with the flower stalk images.  I used Very Vanilla and Island Indigo card stock. 

Detail--Nature Walk from Stampin' Up!

I made this background for the flower stalks by inking a Clear Mount Block with Crumb Cake, and using it like a stamp.  I had to rub the block on the ink pad a bit in order to get it to pick up some ink, but I love the look it gives.  The images were stamped with Black Staz-On ink, then colored direct-to-image with Stampin' Write Markers–Pear Pizzazz and Melon Mambo.

Nature Walk Butterfly from Stampin' Up!

I colored the butterfly with a Blender Pen and Island Indigo and Night of Navy. I used the Blender Pen because I wanted the colors to be lighter than when they are used direct-to-image.  Then I covered the entire butterfly with Crystal Effects so it would pop right off the page!


I wanted some texture for the background, but none of my Embossing Folders was calling to me.  So I got out my Stylus and scored this grid pattern in 1/2" increments.  I think this made a very simple yet elegant background.  The Marina Mist 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon and the small Filligree Brad seemed like the perfect embellishments for this very clean design. 

I hope these Sneak Peeks have gotten you excited about seeing the new catalog!  If you don't have a copy of your own yet, be sure to email me with your phone number and a good time to call so I can put one in the mail for you.

Happy Stamping!

Sage Kimble
aka The Mad Stamper

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3 Responses to Sneak Peek: A Carryover Set

  1. Joan Norman June 29, 2011 at 5:35 pm #

    Beautiful card and beautiful examples. Love you work. joan

  2. Mary Sue June 30, 2011 at 6:53 am #

    Sage, the cared is beautiful. Thanks for the new technique idea. I never thought about using a block for a stamp. Worked really neat. I like the weathered look you got.

  3. Sage Kimble June 30, 2011 at 8:37 am #

    Thanks, Mary Sue. I really like that effect as well. Usually when I go for a weathered look I use a lot of distressing and tearing, but I thought this design called for something subtler.

    Nurturing Creativity, One Stamp at a Time

    Sage Kimble
    aka The Mad Stamper
    Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator


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