Do you want a sneak peak at a sample using the new Level 3 Hostess Set called "Happiness Always"? If you said yes, that is the right answer:))
This is a card that I am doing for two swaps. One swap is a 2008 Fall/Winter Idea Book & Catalog swap with a group of demonstrators here at home and another batch if for Stampin' Up!'s annual Convention next week in Salt Lake City, Utah. I am so-o-o excited about Convention this year I can't even begin to tell you. It is always SO MUCH fun seeing all of the demonstrators I have met all over the United States, Canada and Hawaii. We actually have demonstrators from Australia attend Convention. Since Stampin' Up! has expanded to many countries now, I think we will have a good variety attending Convention this year since it is Stampin' Up!'s 20th Anniversary! I hope to meet a whole group of new demonstrators while I am there!
Oh, I should mention that the paper behind the card in the background is a piece from our new Bella Rose Designer Series paper. It is just scrumptious! I will show you more of that in future posts so stay tuned.
This card is actually a little bit of a modified version of my swap card. The flowers and the words are both from the "Happiness Always" Level 3 Hostess Stamp Set. The words actually match our Decor Elements collection. I cannot wait to make a framed item using this set with words and also putting the "Happiness Always" from the Decor Elements collection up on my wall.
This card has some special elements on it. The flowers are stamped in two new 2008-2009 In Colors - Pink Pirouette and Kiwi Kiss. I also added a little bit of So Saffron to the center of the flowers. So Saffron happens to be my favorite color yellow and I love it with this color combination. I am just LOVING the new In Colors. I thought I would miss the old ones terribly, but the minute my demonstrator pre-order arrived and I got to open them up and play with them...man, I am in love!
I accented the flowers with a little Creamy Caramel and the new Riding Hood Red - both brushed lightly on with an aqua painter under the flowers to add a little shadowing. I also added some old olive marker in the piercing in the corners to create the faux stitching. The ribbon is our 5/8" wide Old Olive Grosgrain. Oh, did you notice the scalloped edges? That is made from our NEW SCALLOP EDGE PUNCH! Anyone who knows me, knows that I am punch happy. Whenever there is a new catalog that comes out, I am all over the new punches and accessories. I just love the punches and the versatility of them.
I also added a touch of Crystal Effects to the flowers and then added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter - my friend Tina in Brandon, Vermont will love this card with the glitter:)) (Hi, Tina!)
The card in this post is actually my daughter's 19th birthday card. The swap cards are a little different, but I don't want to give away the surprise for the people getting the other swaps...
So, what do you think of my swap cards? Would you like one of them if you were a demonstrator attending Convention?
Thanks for stopping by and happy stampin',