Apr 08 2011

Stamping 411 – Thanks for Caring

Well!  We've had some excitement this week over on Stamping 411.  If you haven't read about the announcement, Stamping 411 has gone Stampin' Up! Only!  The Design Operators have always used Stampin' Up! only products…but now that means that those playing along with the challenge must also use Stampin' Up! only products when they upload their creations!  We feel this aligns us more closely with the Stampin' Up! contract we've signed AND will give you even more ideas on how to use the Stampin' Up! products you've purchased!


So…on to my card!  I've had Stampin' Up!'s Thanks for Caring set for a while, but this is the first time I've used it.  I pulled it out to use with the Stamping 411 sketch this week!



I love the upcoming Designer Paper, Paisley Petals that will be in the new catalog.  As you know, Stampin' Up! has a special Sneak Peek Special going on this month and it features this Designer Paper that you can get early, too!  I cut into mine for the first time!


I started with a base of Pear Pizzazz cardstock.  I added a layer of Peach Parfait that I ran thru the Big Shot with the Finial Press Impressions Folder.  Then I added a piece of the Paisley Petals Designer Paper…that is how I picked my colors!   For the stamped image from Thanks for Caring stamp set,  I used my Bravo Burgundy and Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Markers and colored the image and stamped it on Whisper White.  I used an AquaPainter and the Peach Parfait Stampin' Write Marker to color in the floral portion.  I used a little Sahara Sand marker to "ground" the image.  Then I stamped the "With Love and Caring" stamp in Peach Parfait.  The Whisper White piece was layered onto Bravo Burgundy cardstock and I used the Scallop Edge Punch on the right side.


Along the right, I saved room for some ribbon…but not quite enough room for the entire 1 1/4 width of the Certainly Celery Striped Grosgrain.  I cut down each side, then pulled the threads on the sides to give it a distressed look.  I used Sticky Strip to ruffle it, then added a Vintage Brad in the center.  I think that turned out pretty neat and I'll be using that little trick again!  Oh…I should mention that I used the Distressing Tool on all the edges to rough them up a little bit!


Make sure to check out what the rest of the Design Operators have made this week over on Stamping 411.  Then grab your Stampin' Up! products and play along!  We love to see your work!


Sharing creativity one stamped image at a time!

8 People have left comments on this post

Apr 9, 2011 - 07:04:24
Nina Riley said:

Connie–I like what you've done with this dsp.  I just got mine yesterday and already copied one of Sandie MacIvers designs.  Yours is next.  I really think you came up with a winner on the ribbon too.  The colors in this dsp are so great but it's easy to overdo a card.  You used just enough to excite the eye.  Thks for sharing.  Nina

Apr 9, 2011 - 10:04:32
Lee said:

This is so pretty. You really stepped it up with these colors and love the ribbon treatment.

Apr 9, 2011 - 11:04:25
Renee said:

Wonderful colors in this one.  Looking forward to the new book!

Apr 10, 2011 - 12:04:21
Sue Peacock said:

I really love the distressed look -which was what first caught my eye. But when I saw what you did with the ribbon, I knew I had to try it myself! Thanks for the great ideas

Apr 10, 2011 - 08:04:23
Kerin said:

Wow Connie this is awesome, I love the dsp, and the shabby ribbon with it is simply perfect! Great job as always 🙂

Apr 12, 2011 - 08:04:15

Gorgeous rich colors!  Loving it!!  😀

Apr 15, 2011 - 08:04:20

wow, Connie — I would not have thought of these colors together but what a great combo — amazing! Love the ribbon as well — need to keep that trick in mind! Thanks so much for the inspiration this week! Blessings, Gretchen

Apr 15, 2011 - 10:04:23
Patti Chesky said:

Connie, this card is so incredibly rich and elegant.  I love what you've done to distress the edges of the ribbon!