But first, I want to tell you about some changes to my blog that I hope you'll enjoy. Starting next Monday, each day of the week (Monday through Friday) will have a theme that I hope will inspire you. Here's the schedule:
Manic Monday: I'll feature quick and easy cards that you can make on the go at the last minute
Protip Tuesday: I'll share some tips of the trade that will make your stampin' life easier!
Want a Challenge? Wednesday: I'll be playing along in some of my favorite online challenge groups and I'll invite YOU to play along, too!
Thoughful Thursday: I'll share cards and other projects (surprise?) for thoughtful occasions.
Fabulous Friday: These projects will be a little bit fab and fancy, pulling out all the Stampin' Up fun!
Sounds fun, right? How about some fun now--a something continuing into the new catalog and a new In Color: Rococo Rose.
I started by stamping the "Buffalo Check" background stamp in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto a 3-3/4" by 5" Rococo Rose Card Stock panel. I adhered this to a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" Basic Black Card Stock mat. I wrapped a length of Whisper White Flax Ribbon around and then adhered everything to a Thick Whisper White Card Stock card base.
Next, I stamped one of the pigs from the "This Little Piggy" stamp set in Tuxedo Black onto Whisper White Card Stock. I colored the pig with a combination of Light and Dark Petal Pink, Light Lovely Lipstick, and Light Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends. I colored the grass with a Light Old Olive Stampin' Blend.
I cut out the pig with a square Stitched Shape Die and adhered it to a scalloped Rococo Rose Card Stock mat that I cut with one of the Layering Squares Dies. I adhered this piece to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.
I finished the card by adding three Rhinestone Basic Jewels.
I can't wait for you to see what I have in store for you tomorrow and the rest of the week. And remember the new catalog goes live on June 4th! Whoo-hoo!!!