I am excited to see so many things that carried over from last spring's Occasions Mini Catalog from Stampin' Up! I have featured some of them recent posts (HERE and HERE), and have another one to share with you today: You're a Gem. I have combined it with the Growing Green stamp set that came out in last year's catalog and is still with us in the 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog. I hope they both stay around for a long time!
I gave my demonstrator group this color challenge for our swap this month: Rose Red, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, and Pool Party (one of the yummy new In Colors). I love how vibrant these colors are together!
The Rose Red background was done with the new Fancy Fan Letterpress Plate. I inked it with Rose Red Craft Ink, and really like the tone-on-tone effect I got. The Letterpress Plates create a debossed and inked image all at the same time, and this is the first time I have used one in a card. It took a little practice to get it to work right, so I will be making a video tutorial for you soon.
You're a Gem is a versatile collection of fun little sentiments that I am just starting to add to more cards. The first time I used it was in this Sweet Valentine Box:
I couldn't resist the combination of the Trinket Key with the "Key to my Heart" sentiment. I am so glad both these items are in the new catalog, and so will be with us for at least another year!
The entire set includes these sentiments:
Here are the other items featured in this project:
I will be back on Monday to show you the cards I receive in the swap. Have a great weekend, and . . .
aka The Mad Stamper