Those that follow The Stampin' Schach know that Thursdays are special because it's time for another Pals Paper Arts challenge! This week is a color challenge featuring two retiring In-Colors, Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry plus a favorite who is being invited to stay as a new Core Color...Soft Suede! And what's that you say? Is that a new embossing folder? Why of course! Have you ever known me to pass up an embossing folder? It's Stampin' Up!'s newest Textured Impression Embossing Folder, Vintage Wallpaper! And yes, that's one of the new stamp sets, Friends Never Fade. Oh, all right...you caught me. The scallop circle was punched with the new 2-3/8" Extra Large Scallop Circle Punch. There were just so many cool things to preorder, I splurged a wee bit! OK...a "lot" bit, but we will continue this story later. Enjoy today's offering!
The Stampin' Schach Design Tips:
- Show-off! It's OK to be a show-off, if you are showcasing your new Textured Impressions Embossing Folder! Although this is not a clean and simple layout, large blocks of card stock highlight the elements of the embossing. Don't you just love this "Vintage Wallpaper" design?
- Add a dash of dots! Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry Patterns Designer Series Papers contain polka-dotted patterns. And although these papers are set to retire, as of today, they are still available!
- Paper piece it! The image from Friends Never Fade was inked in Soft Suede and stamped twice, onto Very Vanilla and Crushed Curry. The Crushed Curry center was then snipped out and adhered to the first image.
- Coordinate your efforts! Snippets of Crushed Curry, Soft Suede and Bermuda Bay 1/2" Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon add interest and fun! One side is dotted, the other is solid. Don't they look fabulous with the polka-dotted pattern paper? If only I could be this coordinated when I dress up! And although these ribbons will be leaving us soon, they are still available while supplies last until June 30th!
So there you have it...a little of the old and a little of the new! This card will be given to my good friend, George. George retired with me this year after 27 years of teaching art. The "old" of this card symbolizes his former position as an art teacher, while the new symbolizes his journey into a new hobby... stamping and card making! I know that you will love his designs which I will be featuring periodically here on The Stampin' Schach. I am so excited!
And speaking of excited...the next Splitcoaststampers Dirty Dozen Gallery will be unveiled June 15th. It's hard to believe, but this will be my fourth gallery. Which means...I can reveal cards from my first gallery, All Creatures Great and Small, here on my blog! Hold on to your horses...we are in for an exciting month of June!
So as I bid you good-bye, I would like to know what you think of today's card. Do you like this Embossing Folder, or is it too busy for your tastes? Do you think you will get good use out of the new Extra Large Scallop Circle Punch, and what do you think of Friends Never Fade? (My answers: Love vintage...yes...I love the sentiment, "Friends are flowers that never fade".) And remember, if you ever have any questions about the cards that I make or the techniques that I use, I am only an EMAIL away!
And one more thing before I go, I would love to thank all of you for the wonderful comments on my Retirement Post. I loved your words of encouragement, and the advice given by those of you who are retired teachers will guide me through the month of August. And the response to the Blog Hop Blog Candy was incredible. I really do have wonderful followers and virtual friends. And just in case you haven't left a comment for candy, you have until 3:00PM CST Friday. The post is HERE. Until next time...
Click Here to Order Stampin' Up! 24/7 Stamp Sets: Friends Never Fade (available July 1); Ink: Soft Suede (115657); Card Stock: Bermuda Bay (115317), Crushed Curry 115319), Natural White (102316); Designer Series Pattern Paper: Bermuda Bay (115684), Crushed Curry (115686); Tools: Big Shot (113439), Vintage Wall Paper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (available July 1), Extra Large Scallop Circle Punch (available July 1); Glitz and Glam: Bermuda Bay Polka-Dot 1/2" Grosgrain Ribbon (115610), Crushed Curry Polka-Dot 1/2" Grosgrain Ribbon (115614)