Sunday, August 17, 2008

Eastern Blooms (new set!)

Hope you've had a great weekend!

One of the new catalog sets which we received at Convention is Eastern Blooms. It definitely has an oriental feel (which is timely as I'm often glued to the TV watching the Beijing Olympics lately!) The delicate look of branches with their blossoms (could be plum perhaps?) makes for a pretty stamp and graceful images on cards.

This is a Make 'n Take card for a workshop. I think the Cameo Coral gives a lively contrast to the beautiful Baja Breeze In Color. The background branches were stamped with VersaMark and the flowers on the Baja Breeze were stamped with the same color ink. Hooray that the beloved 1/4" Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon made its way back to the catalog!! Glad I still had mine! : ) Can I just say that sometimes it might pay to hoard?!! LOL!

I love the new Scallop Edge Punch that is in this new SU Catalog!! It is so easy to use and makes a beautiful (and straight! lol!) scallop edge that you will be proud to put on your projects!

The flower was stamped, cut out and layered with Dimensionals. A few touches of the Two Way Glue Pen and Dazzling Diamonds glitter dress up the center. On the smaller picture, three orange seed beads are attached to the flower center with Crystal Effects. I really like this new set of sentiments, Heard from the Heart. Coincidentally, both of these brand-new sets are on the current 15% off special! WooHoo! I love a sale!

The smaller picture to the right is my first version, but thought it needed more. So to kick it up a notch I started by layering both layers on Chocolate Chip, then finished by scalloping the edge of the coral cardstock. Doesn't it make a world of difference?!

Stamps: Eastern Blooms, Heard from the Heart
Ink: VersaMark, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Cameo Coral
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch (new!), Chocolate Chip 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Tw Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Orange Bead Duos, Crystal Effects.
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Here is one of our Convention Make 'n Takes: a mini album made with two Love Notes and their Very Vanilla envelopes also stamped with the Eastern Blooms set. The envelopes form the from and back covers and the front is stamped then spritzed with the Spritzing Tool from the catalog. Everything was scored then holes punched for the ribbon tie to hold it all together. The back cover envelope holds a little journaling note. The front blooms are decorated with the orange beads as was the card above.

Too cute to carry in your purse or satchel to show off pictures of your kids, grandkids or pets, etc.!

Stamps: Eastern Blooms
Inks: Tangerine Tango (new In Color), Chocolate Chip pad and marker, Really Rust marker
Paper: Love Notes (two cards and envelopes)
Accessories: Olive 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Orange Bead Duos

Have a great week! Thanks for dropping by!

1 comment:

LeAnne said...

Beautiful, Margaret. I love that color combo, will have to play with it!

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