Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Congrats featuring Mr. Owl for the SSSC

Before I get going on today's card and info I wanted to share a Stampin' Up! product update with you all - it's kinda a big one! The Sweet Pea DSP Stack (117161) and Sweet Pea Stitched Felt (117266) are no longer available! Stampin' Up! has depleted their inventory so these products are unavailable for purchase from the Occasions Mini Catalog! Sorry if you're bummed - my card does feature some of that amazing and VERY popular Sweet Pea DSP Stack!

Okay, here's my card for this Wonderful Wednesday in April! I think Karen's sketches each week are just dreamy! They are so fun and versatile it just makes me happy. Plus they usually incorporate circles, so I have to bust out my Circle Scissor, which is always good times!!! Today I used the Scallop Circle dies #2 and cut that out of Chocolate Chip card stock. Then a circle was cut out of Baja Breeze (so happy it's coming back) to 2-7/8"! Then my Whisper White Circle is 2-5/8"!

Stampin' Essentials Tips:
  • I stamped my owl from the Fox and Friends stamp set in Chocolate Chip Craft Ink. I rarely used Craft ink since it takes forever to dry - but my Classic Chocolate Chip doesn't quite cover the image like I wanted it to! Also, ALL THE CRAFT INK PADS will be retiring this June! In the next catalog there will only be the Craft re-inkers for scrapbooking and coloring Chipboard!
  • The branch my owl is 'perched' on is from the Two-Step Bird punch and is punched from Certainly Celery card stock!
  • I used a couple of strips of the Sweet Pea DSP and So Saffron card stock from my three strips along the left side of my card to follow the layout!!! They are different lengths and widths by the way!
  • A little texture adds a lot to projects and is one of my favorite, 'subtle' ways to dress up my cards! Polka Dots are just too COOL!
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Stamps: Fox & Friends (118565 - Clear Mount), Fundamental Phrases (114968)
Ink: Chocolate Chip Craft ink (101816), Taken with Teal (103257)
Card Stock: Baja Breeze (available July 1st in the 2010-2011 IBC), Whisper White (100730), Old Olive (100702), So Saffron (105118)
Paper: Sweet Pea DSP Stack (no longer available from the Occasions Mini Catalog)
Embellishments: Playground Buttons (116313), Linen Thread (104199)
Punches: Two-Step Bird Punch (117191)
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Perfect Polka Dots (117335), Circle Scissor Plus (112530), Glass Mat (112531)
Finished Size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (A2)
I definitely don't make enough masculine cards - so I hope this card had a manly feel to it!!! It'd work great for a graduation card too!
Hope you enjoy your day and stamp something fun!


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