Sunday, April 10, 2011

Pretty Postage Sneak Peek!

Today I thought I'd share a Sneak Peek of some new Summer Mini stuff (coming out in May). I participate in a swap with my upline and some sidelines, where we each pick a new set and then design four cards, and duplicate that set for each of us in the group. It's a great deal, because then we each have four cards with new sets to show off when the new Mini comes out!

So my set is the new Pretty Postage set, which also has a coordinating new punch - love new punches!! So I'm glad I got it! It has four stamps in it, so I'll design one card for each stamp - kinda easy, except that that as I started creating yesterday, I realized hummm... what to do with such small images!! I have to do a lot of other creating around the small images!

I started with this cute little 24-7 stamp in Blushing Bride. It's stamped and cut and layered, and backed with the new Postage Stamp Punch. I also scrunched some Blushing Bride Stitched Poly ribbon under it, and added a linen thread bow.

It kind of needed something to fill a little more space so I added a "Word Window" of a friend, punched from a piece like the background. I sponged it and highlighted the letters with Smooch Top Coat. And it shows way better in person!

Here's another picture of the background, where maybe you can see the Texturz plate was used on the white. I also added some Crumb Cake brads because it still needed a little space filler on that side!

And the whole thing was put on a Polka Dotted Embossed card base!

Have a great Sunday,



Patti said...

Very pretty card. Love the smaller stamps, but you're right; you have a larger area to cover. You did a very nice job.

Patty Mickle said...

I love your card. It is really lovely!

Unknown said...

Ahh, I love this! I just ordered some new stuff from the Summer Mini and am so excited to get it tomorrow. This card makes me want it faster! TFS