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The 2018-2019 Annual Catalog is Here! Love What You Do

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Yesterday the 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog went live with a whole lot of great new product to jump start your creative juices.  To see all the great new items, click on the catalog icon on the right sidebar of this blog page.  I just finished placing my order and the list was pretty long.  I can't wait to play!

The Share What You Love Suite is one of the great new product suites from the catalog and was offered in May as a Sneak Peek.  Here's a card using many of the items.  This card was designed for a card swap with members of my Stampin' Up! demonstrator team -- upline, downline, and sidelines.  I love participating in these swaps because I get to receive a whole lot of great product samples created by some seriously talented artists.

LoveWhatYouDo

Now that the Stampin' Blends Markers are back in stock, I wanted to use them to color the trio of flowers at the focal point for this card.  I really like how the Rich Razzleberry stands out on the soft Mint Macaron.

This card begins with a piece of Rich Razzleberry striped paper from the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper matted with a slightly larger piece of Basic Black cardstock and adhered at the center of the Mint Macaron card front.  A Pearlized Doily was adhered near the lower right corner of the Designer Series Paper with the bottom of the doily 1/2" above the bottom edge of the Designer Series Paper and the right edge of the doily 1/16" from the right edge of the Designer Series Paper.

The background image from the Love What You Do stamp set was stamped at the center of a piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock using Mint Macaron ink.  The "love what you do" sentiment was stamped near the lower right corner of the cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  [Tip:  The Love What You Do stamp set is a photopolymer stamp set.  For best stamping results, place the Stampin' Pierce Mat below the cardstock.]

The flower trio image was stamped on a piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black cardstock.  The center flower was inked and stamped on a small piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock.  The Light and Dark Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Blends Markers were used to color the flowers, the Light Old Olive Stampin' Blends Marker was used for the stems of the flowers, and the Dark Old Olive Stampin' Blends Marker was used to color the bottom of the flowers at the top of the stems.  [Tip:  Run the brush tip of the Light Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends Marker along the side of the cut edges of the flowers and stems to remove the white cut edges.]

The trio of flowers was cut out with Paper Snips and adhered across the stamped Mint Macaron background image.  The single center flower was cut out with Paper Snips and adhered over the center flower adhered over the stamped background image using a Stampin' Dimensional.  A piece of Rich Razzleberry Velvet ribbon was adhered across the focal point between the top of the sentiment and the bottom of the lower flower.  The right edge of the ribbon was cut at an angle and the left edge of the ribbon was adhered behind the cardstock.  The focal point was adhered at the center of a slightly larger piece of Basic Black cardstock using Stampin' Dimensionals.  The focal point was adhered to the card front with the top and right sides of the Basic Black cardstock 1/2" from the top and right sides of the Designer Series Paper.  Rich Razzleberry, Tranquil Tide, and Petal Pink pearls from the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls were adhered to the focal point to create a visual triangle.  

LoveWhatYouDo_Liner

The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The open dot filler flower image was stamped twice near the lower left corner of the liner using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The insides of the open dots were colored with the Dark Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Blends Marker.  The grouping of five four-petal flowers was stamped along the left edge of the liner using Mint Macaron ink.  A thin strip of Basic Black cardstock was adhered behind the top edge of a strip of Rich Razzleberry striped paper from the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper and then adhered across the bottom of the liner.  The "Do Something Creative Every Day" sentiment from the Crafting Forever stamp set was stamped at the upper center of the liner using Rich Razzleberry ink.

LoveWhatYouDo_Envelope

The envelope flap of the Medium Whisper White Envelope was randomly stamped with the open dot filler flower image using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The open dots were filled with the Dark Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Blends Marker.  [Tip:  Place a scrap piece of paper between the envelope flap and body of the envelope to ensure that the stamped images reside only on the envelope flap.  ALSO, keep the scrap paper in place while coloring with the Stampin' Blends Marker to keep the ink from bleeding onto the body of the envelope.]

I've been spending lots of time in the last few weeks re-organizing my crafting area to pull out the retired products to make way for all the great new items.  I can't wait to begin using all the great new colors--including the returning colors like the Mint Macaron used for this card.

Card Measurements -- 

Basic Black:  4" x 5-1/4", 3-1/4" x 3-1/2", 3/8" x 4"; Mint Macaron:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Thick Whisper White:  3" x 3-1/2", 2" x 3", 1" x 1-1/2"; Whisper White:  4" x 5-1/4"; Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper:  3-7/8" x 5-1/8", 3/4" x 4"; Rich Razzleberry Velvet ribbon:  3-3/4"

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Love What You Do, Crafting Forever; Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Mint Macaron, Rich Razzleberry; Stampin' Blends Markers:  Light Old Olive, Dark Old Olive, Light Rich Razzleberry, Dark Rich Razzleberry, Light Smoky Slate; Cardstock:  Basic Black, Mint Macaron, Thick Whisper White, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Share What You Love Specialty; Embellishments:  Pearlized Doilies, Share What You Love Artisan Pearls, Rich Razzleberry Velvet ribbon; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope

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