Can you believe it ?!?! The new 2018-19 Annual Catalog is just around the corner! As a demonstrator we get a sneak peak AND are able to preorder select items from the new catalog. I did just that! Woohoo! I went with the “I Want It All” bundle……go figure. Lol! It included the “Love What You Do” stamp set and “Share What You Love” Designer Paper”. Today’s post is my Love What You Do – Friend.
The Share What You Love Designer Paper is full of beautiful floral designs and almost half have shimmer included in their designs. Woohoo……Love it! I started with this pretty designer paper that not only includes shimmer in the flowers, it features one of the new In Colors – Grapefruit Grove. Mmmmmm pretty.
BASE: The Base starts with Grapefruit Grove in the fun, long & narrow size (5-1/2″ x 3-1/4″). I have a secret to share with you……I love this size so much because it means I don’t have to write as much on the inside. LOL! The Basic Black floral outlines gave the inspiration for my “pop” of color. I layered the floral designer paper onto basic black.
Another of my favorite “go to” techniques is Faux Suede. I felt there was enough shine with the DSP and opted for the Faux Suede band. [Faux Suede Technique — Run your strip across the edge of a Stampin’ Up! bone folder (firmly but not too aggressively) several times, rotating and flipping until you feel it separating. When you can easily separate the two strips you are good to go. If they don’t easily separate run them across the bone folder until they do.] Then I wrapped the band around the designer paper before adhering to the Grapefruit Grove base.
ROSETTE: I couldn’t decide what to do for the sentiment. I wanted to do something unexpected but not take away from the pretty designer paper. After setting the project aside on my work table for a couple days I looked up on my wall and saw the Holiday Wreath I had created several years ago. It included rosettes! That’s the ticket!!! To keep the rosette shallow I scored at 1/4″ increments and folded away. Lol! These can be tricky to secure. I adhered 1-1/4″ circles on either side with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to secure it.
SENTIMENT: I had a 2″ strip of Shimmery White and decided to stamp the sentiment into it and cut it out with a 2-1/2″ Circle. This unexpected look was just what I was looking for. It added another unexpected touch to this clean and simple design.
I almost forgot to share how I decorated the inside. This has become my NEW favorite thing to do with my designs. It’s a great way to add the special something as well as use to bits that may be left over from designing. Sweet! AND if you are selling your cards this adds the perfect touch to “finish” your card.
Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed today’s clean & simple design Love What You Do – Friend. Have a great day and I look forward to having you come back soon.
- STAMP: Love What You Do (2018-19 Sneak Peak)
- PAPER: Grapefruit Grove, Basic Black, Shimmer White, Specialty Designer Series Paper–Share What You Love
- INK: Stazon Jet Black
- ACCESSORIES: Punch–2-1/2″ Circle | Bone Folder | Stampin’ Up! Trimmer
Sparkly Hugs, Carol