Saturday, August 6, 2011

Flower Garden Embossing Folder

Stampin'UP! has several Catalogs:
The main Idea Book and Catalog is good for a full year and the new catalog just came out July 1st. The Mini-Catalogs are good for a 3-month period. But the Summer Mini Catalog expires the end of August, so I'm trying to highlight some of my favorite items in it.  This Summer Mini Catalog has some really great product. It is one of my favorite mini catalogs so far. Contact me if you need a copy, or you can view all of Stampin'UP! catalogs as PDF files here.

The mini-catalogs are used as a way to introduce new product and product that has a limited life. Yesterday's post featured a stamp that is only available in the mini, it is not in the new main catalog. Today's post features the new Flower Garden embossing folder (item #123113) which, happily, did make it into the new catalog.

I really love using embossing folders in the Big Shot to add texture to my projects. The image on this folder is so pretty. You can use it as texture only or you can color the image. I used the folder to make this trade card. As you can see I couldn't quite make up my mind where to put the brads: on the side or on the bottom?  I made some of each. Which one do you like best?

This card has a lot of dimension in addition to the texture from the  embossing folder. The sentiment is from a set called Oval All and is popped up on Dimensionals. The embossed image was sponged  with color. The green layer was stamped with En Francais. And of course, the brads add some dimension too.

Don't you just love getting new product. The colors at least are not new. Are you ready for a little test.  How well do you know the Stampin'UP! color pallette?  Can you guess what colors are on this card?  The answer is here: drag your mouse across the space between the dots to see the names of the colors . . . So Saffron and Always Artichoke . . .Were you right? 

I hope that worked for you. I just learned how to do that little bit of fun.

As always, contact me with any questions and Happy Stamping

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