Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Of Shoes and Ships and Sealing Wax

I mentioned I'd be making more Thank You cards, this time using some items from the upcoming Summer Mini-catalog.

And here's the first one.

I've spent the evening getting to know the stamps from The Open Sea, and the Designer Series Papers (DSPs) entitled Nautical Expedition.

And I really like them!

I like the color combo (Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy, Early Espresso and Basic Gray). The colors all just work so nicely together!

Instead of my usual Whisper White or Ivory card stock, though, this time I used Confetti. The texture of the card stock just seemed go better with the subject matter and color combo.

Not sure WHY I don't use that card stock more often. It's quite nice. It's a rougher textured card stock, with flecks of color through out it. It seemed to speak more of the Open Sea!

Here's another...

I put at least one sheet of each color of CS thru either the Polka dot or the Square Lattice embossing folders, and used them under a lot of the images I stamped in Black Staz-on on the Confetti CS.

And of course, I sponged around the edges of some of the pieces. It's amazing how much that little bit of sponging adds to an item!

And, finally, for tonight...

You might notice I've used a little cord on a couple of these cards. On the card above I used our Linen thread. It's just the right texture and size to fit with the stamp images and DSP.

One the first card I used some Baker's Twine that we'll be selling in the Summer mini.

Want to buy some of these things? Sorry - you can't until May 1st! I know - I'm such a tease, huh?

Well, now you know SOME of what you'll be able to purchase out of the Summer mini. Stay tuned, cuz I'll be playing with more of the items, and will be sure to post those photos, too!

In the meantime, remember, the Occasions mini expires on April 30th! So dig it out and go through it one more time to make sure you've purchased everything you want/need from THAT catalog!

I just purchased one more thing from it the other day - finally decided maybe I needed the Notes and Details set - it's got some stamps that I might find useful for scrapbooking, so I purchased it in the clear mount - less expensive and more space saving. Storage IS becoming a problem!

I still prefer the wood mounted sets, though. Something about the feel of the wood mount in my hand...

Whether you're a wood mount or a clear mount afficianado, I'd be pleased to have you order whatever you need through me! Just go to my website and click on the "Shop Now" button.

Thanks for stopping by - come back soon!

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