If you're a regular reader of my blog, you'll know I'm a clean and simple kind of a girl. But sometimes it's nice to go all out with the embellishments and it doesn't have to result in a card that won't stand up! Here's a card I made for my lovely Stampers 6 club ladies, show-casing some of my favourite items in the new catalogue:
I used Summer Silhouettes for the stamping, giving the flowers an autumnal twist with Midnight Muse and Cajun Craze. If you're considering getting this set, don't hesitate for a second - you'll adore it!
The piercing detail is quite quick and easy using the new piercing templates and makes a subtle halo round the flowers. (By the way, if you love piercing, find out how to get free festive piercing templates by clicking here.)
I liked the way the gorgeous stitched satin ribbon echoed the piercing - that's the sort of thing that makes me very happy!
To get this distressed look, I barely allowed the stamps near the new juicy ink pads! I know I keep saying this but I love the way you can layer these images so easily.
The card is finished with a sentiment from the fantastic A Word For You stamp set, with its gorgeous handwriting-style flourishes.
Click here to find out more about my Stampers 6 club starting January 2013: wouldn't you love to receive a parcel of crafting goodies each month, along with handmade gifts and cards like this one, free catalogues, free Stampin' Up goodies worth at least £25 and lots of other benefits too!
Here's what you'll need to make today's card
Stamps: Summer Silhouettes, A Word For You
Ink: Midnight Muse, Gumball Green, Cajun Craze, River Rock
Card stock: Very Vanilla
Other: Gumball Green stitched satin ribbon, paper-piercing pack, Boho Blossoms punch, Metallic brads, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and have them delivered straight to your address in the UK, France, Deutschland, Nederland or Osterreich. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on +44 (0) 1280 820593. Check out current special offers here.
You'd imagine that having a French exchange student to stay would have sharpened my daughter's language skills, but since she's just disappeared into the bathroom with shampoo and a towel professing to be about to wash her horses, I think we can safely assume that it hasn't!
See you tomorrow,