Thursday, June 21, 2012

Serene Silhouettes with Butterflies

Card made with Stampin'UP! set called Serene Silhouettes, by StampLadyKatieAre you loving the new catalog as much as I am?  The stamp set used on this card is  one of the new sets in the 2012-2013 catalog.  I can't believe how long my wishlist is from this catalog, in my 5 1/2 years with Stampin'UP! I think this is my favorite catalog yet!  BTW: do you have your catalog yet?  If not contact me today to make arrangements to get your catalog to you. If nothing else you'll enjoy looking a it just for the beautiful images.

This card was made with one of the new stamp sets: its called Serene Silhouettes.  The flowers and stems are all one stamp so it was colored with markers.

Other Details:
The Sentiment words are from a set called One in a Million. The front of the card says "over a million people share your birthday . . . " and the inside of the card completes the thought. It says "that makes you one in a million"

The Sentiment layers were created with the Decorative Label Punch (#120907).  Its the SAME punch that made BOTH the white piece and the yellow frame.  Check this earlier blog post to see the trick for making the layers.

Do you like the Colors? This card uses 3 of the new InColors: Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green and Summer Starfruit.

Aren't the Butterflies sweet?  These were embossed and die cut at the same time using Stampin'UP!'s Beautiful Wings Embosslit (#118138).  Embosslits are hinged steel edged dies that emboss and cut at the same time.  The Beautiful Wings Embosslit makes 5 different butterfly shapes and we used the 2 smallest ones on this card.

The embosslits work with any of the Die Cut Machines.  Stampin'UP! sells the Big Shot but they all work on the same principle - the project is maneuvered  through a pair of rollers that puts enough pressure on the paper and die to either distress (i.e. emboss) the paper or to cut through the material.  Stampin'UP!'s choice of the Big Shot as the brand to sell is because this machine is a little larger than some others on the market and thus more versatile in the projects it can handle.

Would you like to learn more about this machine and get some hands-on experience with some of the dies?  This summer I am offering a series of Big Shot classes, each month features a different set of embossing folders and dies.  There is still room if you want to join the June class tomorrow - session 1 starts at 9am and session 2 begins at 6pm.  Call now if you want to join us 608-220-3450.  Otherwise click here to register for the August Big Shot class which will be held  Friday, August 24th.

Thanks for Stopping by
Happy Stamping

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