Before I do anything else - I need to let you know that the date of the planned OPEN HOUSE EVENT has had to be changed. It was going to take place on Sunday 22nd January, but so many people wouldn't be able to make it that I've changed it to Sunday 29th, 2.00 - 5.00 pm. Hope you can be there to see lots of new sample cards, eat cake, natter to other crafters, and generally have a nice afternoon? The timing of the event coincides not only with the introduction of a NEW MINI CATALOGUE, but also the Saleabration promotion, where if you spend £45 you can choose a FREE STAMP SET!
Anyway, on to today's card ....
After a very happy and busy family Christmas, I'm emerging at least enough to post another sample of what you can do with the lovely Stampin' Up! products. The card itself is made from Pear Pizzazz cardstock, one of 2012's new In Colours, and fast becoming a favourite of mine.
The butterfly is from the Creative Elements stamp set, and I've used the sponge daubers (I keep one for each colour) to add different shades to the stamp, which as you can see gives a shaded look to the stamped image. Try it yourself - put down the palest colour first and the darkest last - not sure if you can see, but the inks used here are Pale Plum, Concord Crush and Pear Pizzazz.
The mount of the main image is Concord Crush, edged with the scallop trim border punch, and the small floral stamp is from the Tiny Tags set. If you've noticed that the card is tall and thin, I should perhaps explain that this is simply A5 folded lengthways, rather than the usual way. It makes an interesting card shape, and you can get envelopes to fit.
Don't forget about the Open House and hope to see you there!