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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Four Seasons Floral District window card

I love the fat little birds in the hostess set Four Seasons. I used a Tangerine Tango marker to ink up the bird, then a Rich Razzleberry marker for the branch and surrounding area before punching it out with a 1" circle punch. It's adhered to the entire stamped image (in Rose Red) with dimensionals after the larger image was punched out with our largest scallop circle punch.

I CASE'd this card from Diane Vander Galien, who submitted something similar for the A La Card Monkey Challenge #110. Mine uses word stamps from another hostess set called Wacky Wishes, as well as Floral District dsp and stitched white grosgrain. I used this card at my 4-card class on Wednesday.

Now to the NEW catalog! You may or may not have heard that Stampin' Up! has new foam pads. I'd like to give you some information about them here:

Firm Foam Stampin' Pads

With the introduction of the 2012-2013 annual catalog, we have made a very big change to our Stampin’ Pads.
Introducing firm foam pads! They change your stamping experience for the better.
We know you’re going to love these new Stampin’ Pads—just look at all the exciting benefits listed below:
  • Provide better ink coverage for your stamps!
  • Light-tap stamping produces flawless images!
In addition, our new Stampin’ Pads
  • Create wonderfully solid images. The Firm Foam releases more ink onto your rubber stamp than the felt pads. When using the Firm Foam pad, your stamp will get an even, solid covering of ink that you may not have been able to achieve with the felt pads. Please note: if you are using the ink pad frequently you may need to re-ink your Firm Foam pad more often.
  • Have a crisply printed, glossy label on the top of the pad that is easier to read and that will not fade or chip off!
  • Come with color name labels in all four languages (English, Spanish, French, and German)--just choose your language, peel it off the back, and add it to the side of the pad for easy identification!
  • Use the same patented flip-top case design that stores the inking surface upside down, so the pad surface stays moist!
  • Are available in all colors, including our exclusive In Colors!
Please note: Five ink colors have undergone formula changes to improve functionality and color stability with the new firm foam pads. These colors are
  • Basic Black
  • Basic Gray
  • Marina Mist
  • Perfect Plum
  • Tempting Turquoise
All five colors of the reformulated inks have been fully tested and approved. While using the new ink formula in the old Stampin’ Pads is fine, we do not recommend using the old ink formula for these five colors in the new firm foam pads. Any refills purchased after April 30, 2012, will contain the new formulated ink.


Tina said...

i love these two colors together, this is such a beautifil card, love the little birdie and details

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