February 27, 2008

new stamps!

My doorbell rang yesterday afternoon and I was extremely excited because it was Mr. Brown with my new stamps and paper!! I finally ordered some fun new things from the Occasions mini catalog and boy am I happy! First of all, the new Afternoon Tea paper is devine. I absolutely love it and it's so much better in real life than in the catalog. Second, as a demonstrator I can order some things in bulk, so I took advantage and ordered some rub-ons, die cuts, and these cute little flower slides that are part of a new hodgepodge hardware kit that is styled silver. Very cute! I had to my new toys in today's card. The card base is standard 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 soft sky and I layered chocolate chip and a piece of Afternoon Tea on top. The thick strip across the middle of the card is groovy guava, scalloped of course, and then the other side of the designer paper. I slid chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon through the flower slide and attached the ribbon underneath the chocolate chip layer (I didn't attach the main panel of the card to the soft sky cardstock until I was finished). To create an aged look on the flower stems, I stamped them in chocolate chip and then stamped it off on a scrap piece of paper. Then I inked the stamp in wild wasabi and you can still see a faint tint of the chocolate. I stamped the flowers again in groovy guava and cut the blooms out and popped them up with a dimensional. The 3 brads up top are from the antique brads package. Oh, I did sponge chocolate chip ink around all of the papers to keep the aged theme going. The stamp set is Live your Dream, which coordinates with the Afternoon Tea designer paper. Today I'll have to dream up a card or project with those fantastic rub-ons!


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