Array of Sunshine Note Card

My aunt has been weighing heavily on my mind lately since I do not see her much.  We live 3 1/2 hours away from each other and I know she has been having some health problems. To help cheer her up during these rough times I made this floral note card.  I am writing her a letter sharing all the latest family activities on my end.  I hope the bright happy colors on this design help cheer her day.  Love you Aunt Mary!

I used the Wisteria Wonder Color Coach card to help me with my selection.  I decided to use the Creative Combination on this design and the very gorgeous stamp set Array of Sunshine.

To make the background I stamped the fern image from the stamp set with VersaMark ink using the Embossing Buddy first to remove static.  I sprinkled Stampin Emboss Powder in Clear onto the wet images and heat set with my Heat Tool.

Select Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder and Elegant Eggplant Classic Ink pads and sponge over your clear embossed images. I love how the images just pop off the paper!

Here is a close up of the background.  It measures 4″ x 4 1/2″.  I matted it three times using Whisper White, Lucky Limeade and Basic Black smooth card stock.

Take a piece of Whisper White card stock and stamp the flower image in Elegant Eggplant Classic ink.

I added Stampin’ Glitter in Dazzling Diamonds to the image using the 2-way Glue Pen and a large pearl from the Basic Pearl Jewels.

Cut out the image and adhere it with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I stamped a repeat flower image on the inside of the card with an accompanying sentiment.  I also added a small Dazzling Diamond center too!

I will be broadcasting Stampin’ Up! workshops beginning September 2011.  Please Join my Crowd here for some fun and interaction with fellow stampers and scrapbookers!

Stamp Set used today:

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New Idea Book and Catalog is here!

What an exciting day today is for all my Stampin’ Up! customers and demonstrators too.  We all anxiously wait for the launch of the yearly Idea Book and Catalog.

Grab your favorite drink, sit back, relax and browse here.

I absolutely love the new 2011-2013 In Colors for this year.  Their names are Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder and the rich Island Indigo.  You have to own them once you see them.  They are gorgeous!  I made the following low profile flowers with these colors.  Do not forget the 2010-2012 In Colors which are still available.  They compliment the new collection beautifully.

Pool Party

Calypso Coral

Lucky Limeade

Wisteria Wonder

Island Indigo

In the fall I am beginning new live  USTREAM workshops.  My first workshop, scheduled for September, will be teaching you how to make these flowers and a few more styles too.  I will be recording the workshops if you are not able to attend the live broadcasts.  During these workshops you will have the opportunity to chat with other stampers and scrapbookers who have joined my crowd and ask questions.  It should be fun times and we can even be in our jammies!  Join using the link directly below.

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