It's that in-between time of year on the Stampin' Up calendar. Loads of stamps and accessories are retiring--but they're still current--but they're selling like hotcakes!! And the new items are available to demonstrators on a sneak peek. So I have new stuff I'm dying to play with and retiring stuff that I want to squeeze the last bit of energy out of.
My favorite designer series paper of the Stampin' Up 2013-14 year is Soho Subway. I've been hording that paper because I love it and because I'm always sad when I've used up my favorite DSP. But it's time to let it go and just use it.
I've made a quick, grungy card using the Soho Subway DSP and the Alphabet Press Embossing Folder. I sponged Early Espresso and Island Indigo ink on top of the letters on the embossed panel. I cut the DSP with the Angled Tag Topper Punch, but because I wanted to use the Burlap Trim (cut in half, lengthwise) I needed a bigger hole, so I used one of the hole punches from the Chalk Talk Framelits. The saying from the Perfect Pennants set is stamped in Early Espresso on a Summer Starfruit (retiring) tag that was also cut from the Chalk Talk Framelits. The star embellishments are cut from one of the many elements in the Circle Card Framelit.