Saturday, May 15, 2010
The SUDSOL Blog Tour has arrived!!!
I was so excited when the Summer Mini came in and I saw the level one hostess set – A GIRAFFE! There were so many wonderful sets to choose from but, needless to say, I had to have It’s the Thought in my collection.
For “Enjoy the Journey” I started with More Mustard card stock and put it through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice Impressions folder.
I stamped the giraffes in Close to Cocoa using the masking technique, which can be found on SUDSOL along with tutorials for countless other techniques, to give it depth. I colored around the giraffes using a blender pen and So Saffron and More Mustard markers to replicate the savannah. I used the cutter kit tool to distress the edges a little and then mounted that on Close to Cocoa. I used an antique brass brad and clip and Soft Suede ribbon for embellishments.
My “For You” card, using the Elements of Style stamp set, started with a base of Always Artichoke, a layer of Not Quite Navy impressed again with the Square Lattice – Love these Impressions folders! And embellished with a strip of Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon. I used the Big Shot – a very versatile little machine – and the Top Note to cut a piece of Pumpkin Pie and Very Vanilla card stock. I stamped the Baroque design and the “for you” statement using Always Artichoke and Pumpkin Pie markers. For the Humming bird I stamped it first with Close to Cocoa and then used the Rock and Roll technique I stamped it with Night of Navy. I also brushed the edge of the Very Vanilla with Night of Navy using a sponge dauber. Before I mounted it and before I added the statement I used our new Smooch Spritzer in Gold and gave it a few spritzes – Love it! So elegant. I popped the statement with a Stampin’ Dimensional.
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Hope to see you there.