How many of you took notice of the BEAUTIFUL bird on page 169 of the Annual Catalog?
Isn’t it just so calming and peaceful? Perfect image for so many occasions and
for The Paper Papers Challenge # 398– Birds!
I could not wait to get it and try the watercoloring technique that SU explains on that page. I did watercolor it but I am still working on it. Want to see some gorgeous watercoloring painting? Check out my friend, Jodi McKinney’s blog at theLifeInBetween.me. She is a lovely person to follow:)
I will have to channel my inner Jodi and finish it up! Instead of watercoloring, I pulled out my favorite tools- my stampin’ blends! I am not a great shader etc. but I feel like an artist when I use my alcohol markers that perfectly match my SU cardstock, dsp, and inks. No having to buy tons of different shades of other brand markers to find a match with my SU stuff! So glad I never got into that- I would have bought so many markers!!! Instead, I just play with my stampin’ blends knowing that they fit my needs:)
Here is a sneak peek of the NEW bundle coming out June 1st in the Annual Catalog.
I used the new stamp set Lilypad Lake and its coordinating Lakeside framelits to create this simple card.
Both blues used on this card are new as well- the lighter blue is Balmy Blue and the darker one is Blueberry Bushel.
Balmy Blue is kind of a brighter mix of our retiring Marina Mist and Soft Sky.
The Balmy Blue panel with the waves die cut measures 3-3/4″ x 5″.
I bordered it with the new IN COLOR Blueberry Bushel cut to 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″.
I stamped some Blueberry Bushel waves to the inside with a sentiment of calmness.
The sun is a 1/2″ circle of So Saffron cardstock set behind the awesome die cuts from the Lakeside Framelits.
I love having new dies to cut out sentiments, don’t you?
This new set has great little sailboats in it, too- it’s going to be a winner!
Don’t forget about my May Online Order gift: a FREE DSP Sampler with (6) 4″ x 6″sheets of the beautiful Share What You Love Designer Series Paper to any $40 ONLINE order* made in May! It will mail June 1-4! Please use the Current Hostess Code at the top of my blog header.
*not to be used with any current promotions I have going on at the time
A woman came to my table during Atlanta’s Onstage and asked if I was swapping…I was not.
She proceeded to hand my friend Janet and I this beautiful swap! How sweet was that?
I was not only impressed with her kindness but also with how awesome her card was!
Joan Norris made this card using the SU Magical Day and the Sunshine and Rainbows Bundle.
Joan used alcohol and SU inks on glossy paper to color her dragon.
I love the colors she chose for her rainbow.
I think the Lemon Lime Twist just makes that rainbow so happy!
The raindrops are so sweet on the sponged/spritzed background, too.
I made a new friend when I emailed her. Guess what?
I found out she made 100 of these as her swaps!
Oh my, I sure do appreciate that she gave me one of her amazing cards:)
I had such a fun time playing with the SU Sunshine and Rainbows Bundle!
I die cut, I stamped and I smiled when I was done:)
I hope you enjoy the video I made for you showing my tips for
using this bright and cheerful SU Sunshine and Rainbows Bundle.
You will probably pick out scraps of cardstock,
but if you want the measurements for each arch of the rainbow, here they are:
Soft Sky card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″ on the 8-1/2″ side
White landscape clouds-2-1/2″ x 5-1/2″
Dazzling Diamonds landscape clouds- 1-3/4″ x 5-1/2″
White sentiemnt layer on bottom- 1″ x 5-1/2″
Whisper White clouds (2) and Glimmer Cloud (1) 1-1/2″ x 2-1/4″
Daffodil Delight sun 1-1/2″ square
Real Red and Pumpkin Pie- 2″ x 3-1/2″
Daffodil Delight-1-3/4″ x 3″
Wild Wasabi- 1-3/4″ x 2-1/2″
Pacific Point- 1-1/2″ x 2-1/2
Rich Razzleberry- 2″ x 1-1/4″