If you like to color stamped images, then you’ll love the Corner Garden stamp from Stampin’ Up!’s new 2014 Annual Catalog. This is a background stamp, but as you can see, it can easily become the focal point of your handmade card when you fill in all the flowers and leaves.
Color is a very important component of paper crafting and cardmaking designs. The colors you choose for your projects say a lot about you, your taste and style. These colors are bright, bright, bright!, and they just about jump off the card front! I was tempted to add a tag or a ribbon or something more (you know how I am!), but in the end it was clear anything but a simple sentiment would detract attention from the flowers.
One of the reasons these flowers are so vibrant is that they’re colored with the new alcohol-based Blendabilities Markers from Stampin’ Up! You can see other samples, and a comparison with our regular Markers, in this post: What are Blendabilities? Although they won’t be available for customers until later this month or early July, I wanted to start showing you the great effects you’ll get with these new Markers. Here’s a close-up of the flowers:
You’ll love all the shading and contouring made possible with alcohol-based markers!
As a cardmaker, you know how important it is to have a good variety of sentiments in your collection. You want the perfect saying, in the right font, and the ideal size for the design you’re working on. The “my friend” on the sample above comes from a wonderful new set called “And Many More.”
The other thing you’ll find handy about this stamp set is that all the sentiments fit in the Word Window Punch, so you’ll easily be able to layer your greeting with other elements of your card. Use this button to shop my Online Stampin’ Up! Store:
Do you have a copy of the new catalog yet? Although they sell for $5 each, I send them out to all my customers for free. If you’d like to become a Stamping Madly customer, just send an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your name, address, PHONE NUMBER, and a good time to call. Once we have a quick conversation on the phone, I’ll put a a catalog in the mail for you right away!
The new catalog is full of wonderful new stamp sets and accessories. I’m sure you’ll find lots of things you just can’t live without! With Stampin’ Up! getting ready to release their new alcohol-based Blendabilities Markers, they’ve included plenty of stamps for coloring. And If you like to color stamped images, I bet you’ll LOVE the Corner Garden stamp!