May 27 2009

Great Friend

Really…I do have other sets!  Great Friend just happens to be on TOP of my stamping desk, so I’ve been using it quite a bit.  I like how quick and easy the smaller stamps in this set work together…and that butterfly just goes with everything!  lol!

Last night, I participated in SUDSOL’s Chat & Challenge.  Each week we meet in the SUDSOL chat room and are given a sketch to work with.  Since I’ve been kind of slow getting back into stamping, I thought it would be a great start.  The sketch is awesome and I know I’ll be using it again.

For this card, I started with the Designer Paper, Walk in the Park, that is in the Occasions Mini.  I like the subtle colors in it.  My base card is Baja Breeze and I layered Regal Rose over it.  I first ran the Regal Rose thru the Dotted Texturz Plate so it has some texture to it.  I also rounded the corners since the center flower DSP piece had rounded corners in the sketch.  On the floral DSP, I added some Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon.  The plaid DSP is the opposite side of the floral in Walk in the Park and I thought it coordinated well and lightened up the entire card.  Finally, I stamped the Great Friend butterfly with Baja Breeze and cut it out, then added two clear small Rhinestone Brads for his body.  I also stamped the label with Regal Rose and added the greeting in the center with Basic Gray and cut the label out.  Both the label and the butterfly are popped up with dimensionals on the card.  Finally, I wanted to balance out the Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon, so I added a couple 1/4 circles to the left side of the plaid strip.

Fun…it really only took about 1/2 hour to put together because of the sketch!

If you are a member of SUDSOL…go check out the entries.  If you aren’t, you can click on the SUDSOL badge on my left column and get a FREE two-week trial.  I love the programs like Chat & Challenge that they offer.  Oh..yes…you must be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator to join.

Today’s plan is to put stuff away in my Studio and work on my Stamp Club projects for Thursday night!  I hope to get the May Card Kit cut and packaged, too!  Have a wonderful day!