Monday, 12 March 2012

You are Loved - Quick card with In Colors - have you ordered your reinkers etc?

I love Peach Parfait and Pear Pizzazz - and I am going to miss them terribly, along with Blushing Bride and Concord Crush.  I never quite came to like Poppy Parade, but I know others for whom it was their new favourite red!  There are a few short months left to purchase these colours, as they will rotate out of the In Color range as of August 31st.   That's right, after 2 years they leave us!  After then, you'll no longer be able to buy cardstock, markers, reinkers, inkpads or ribbon accessories for these colours.  I do like to give my lovely readers plenty of warning, so they can take inventory and stock up appropriately.  With a marker and reinker along with your inkpad and a pack or two of cardstock, you can create with these colours for years to come.  If you're thinking of an item or two from the current (but soon departing) Summer Mini, and need some ESSENTIAL filler items to make up a Sale-a-bration order of $100, these In Color products are just perfect.  

Anyway, this card was made during a visit to a playland during the summer hols, while my kids ran themselves ragged, not to mention hot and sweaty!  The base layer is Peach Parfait, and it has been stamped with the flower background from the SAB set "Fresh Vintage", free with your order of $100 before March 31st.  The band is Pear Pizzazz, punched with the Scallop Trim punch.    The greeting has been stamped using "You are Loved", $47.95 in clear mount, 123779, from the Summer Mini.  I used markers to ink the stamp, even including little bits of Poppy Parade and Blushing Bride, and stamped it onto the fabulous Glossy White cardstock.  This smooth coated white cardstock is a great choice for markers and solid stamps, as the surface absorbs ink beautifully, and leaves a crisp printed image.  And, it's a bargain at $9.50 for 25 sheets.  It's tucked up the back of the cardstock section with the other specialties, page 125, and the code for ordering is 106555.  This stamp set co-ordinates with both the Decorative Label (used here) and Large Oval punches.  The Decorative Label punch can be used with a neat trick to create a mat, simply by punching a second shape and cutting it neatly in half.  Spread it a smidge and trim off the tiny points, and you have a shadow layer that adds instant depth.  Twice the punch for the price, and it's a great size for larger greetings.  You can find it on page 150, #120907 ad $33.95.  The finishing touches for this card are some of the Pumpkin Pie narrow taffeta ribbon across the band, and I have used a handy technique with the wide stripe ribbon, taking advantage of the semi- twill weave of the ribbon to create a floral accent.  It is secured with a stitch or two and was attached with super dooper Sticky Strip tape. 

Enjoy your day everyone, I have 50 more words to finangle into a 500 word science teaching website critique, so best go, although I am pretty sure I'd rather be stamping!

1 comment:

clare mcilhatton said...

oooooooooo orange
me likey :>