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Friday, May 25, 2012

Four Seasons show the Sky's the Limit for Monkey Challenge #110

I'm happy I had the opportunity to ink up this brand new hostess set coming out June 1 in the 2012-2013 Stampin' Up! Catalog called Four Seasons. The images spoke to me for this week's A La Card Monkey Challenge #110: Sky's the Limit + Sketch. Well, that, and they fit inside our punches. I love any stamp that fits inside a punch! Above, you can see the butterfly stamp in the set, as well as a 1" circle of Comfort Cafe dsp.

There are four big (and four little) stamps in the Four Seasons stamp set. Each one represents a season. I used the Midnight Muse (new In Color!) ink pad, heat embossed it with clear embossing powder, then added a bit of color with Summer Starfruit (another new In Color) and Baja Breeze markers. I used a Soft Suede marker on the nest, and added a tiny pearl to the bird's eye.

Here's a look at the whole card. I ran the Very Vanilla card front through the Elegant Lines embossing folder, and added dimensionals under the top elements.

The sentiment was stamped in Cajun Craze and I made a banner of it on a polka-dot embossed Midnight Muse card stock strip. I followed the sketch below, cutting four pieces of Comfort Cafe dsp for the bottom of the card front.]

Enjoy the long Memorial Weekend. I hope you'll remember those in the armed forces who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our nation.


Tina said...

beautfiul colors and details, lovely card

Sheri said...

I love this new hostess set and it worked perfectly for your card! And, hey, I really like that embossing folder! ;)
Sheri (guest designer)

Jean Addis said...

Now I have to put Four Seasons on my wish list...that happens very often with your wonderful designs. Your card is so detailed and lovely.

Deana said...

Fabulous card! I'm number 212!