Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Easy Knot but Not Easy to Say Good-bye to Retiring Product

Card uses Stampin'UP!s Elizabeth stamp and the Stripes embossing folder
I love the muted elegance of this card. The combination of the colors, the imagery, the texture, the satin ribbon and the gold embossing all really give it a rich, formal feel.

The neutral colors really let you focus on the imagery. Both the filigree image and the Congratulations are gold embossed on Vanilla paper. The base is Soft Suede which was spritzed with gold Smooch to add a little sparkle.

The texture on this card adds to its richness. There are lots of things contributing to the richness of the textures: the knotted ribbon, the gold embossing, the layers for the sentiment and the dry embossed stripes. The Soft Suede base was dry embossed using the Stripes embossing folder and the Big Shot
Card uses Stampin'UP!s Elizabeth stamp and the Stripes embossing folder
By the way, this is the easiest knot ever! I just cut the ribbon long enough to wrap the ends around the card and knotted it in the middle before adhering to the card. Voila!

One of the things I really appreciate about Stampin'UP! product is how things are designed to work together. The sentiment was punched with the Large Oval Punch (#119855) and layered on a piece punched with the Scallop Oval Punch (#119856). These 2 punches fit together perfectly AND they are a perfect fit for the center of this stamp!

The Stamp used on this card is called Elizabeth. This beautifully detailed stamp is sold individually. It looks gorgeous when gold embossed or just stamped. Wouldn't it make a beautiful place card for a dinner table?

Just as an FYI: this stamp is retiring. In fact there are only 3 days left to get any retiring product.

The current catalog ends in 3 days. You have that much time to get any retiring stamps you still want. Retiring accessories are available only while supplies last and some are already sold out. Check out the retiring product here.

The new catalog goes live in 3 days. I've already contacted my customers about reserving their new catalogs for them. Do you need a catalog? If you don't already have a demonstrator I'd love to be yours. Just shoot me an email with your phone number and we'll figure out how to get you a copy of the catalog. And, of course, it will be available on-line too, but some of us just like to snuggle with the paper copy and yellow highlight and post-a-note all our favorites.

Happy Stamping

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