June 26th and 27th are Special Days at SU!

In just a few hours, 12:01 am MT, the Clearance Rack will be loaded with retiring stamp sets.  Stamps sets….on clearance?  Yes, please!

On the 27th, at 10 am MT, the trimmer blades will be available until supplies run out.  How many orders will you be placing to be able to get groups of 3 trimmer blades?  

If you are desperately searching for 

Magnolia Lane DSP is Beautiful!

As a demo with a great hobby, I need to really plan out my purchases, so I’ve only gotten the Magnolia Lane DSP and the Magnolia 3D embossing folder.  I used two different patterns of the DSP with a debossed magnolia flower for the focal portion of this card.  

Here’s my card:

And here’s the sketch:

As you can see, I was very literal about using the sketch for inspiration.  I wound up using the debossed side of the magnolia, but I thought it needed something to make it stand out.  I didn’t want to add color, so I wound up using the clear Wink of Stella to highlight each of the debossed sections. While I feel semi-satisfied, my husband likes the card, so I am leaving it alone.

Putting It ALL Together

I really gave my trimmer a workout for this challenge.  I kept trimming and trimming until I got a layout with which I was happy. 

My next challenge was the greeting.  I knew that I wanted to leave the white space at the bottom, but I also needed a sentiment.  This one, from Free as a Bird, fit the space and seemed to have a balancing effect.  After I create a simple banner, I stamped it, outlined the banner using the Petal Pink marker, then popped the whole thing up on dimensionals. 

Dimensionals also pop up the darker magnolia circle, which I cropped using the Stitched Shapes die set.  I used the Layering Circles die set, which provided the mat for the magnolia. 

I really enjoy sketch challenges because of the given layout for inspiration.  However, it’s always interesting to see how many different variations of cards are posted to the individual challenges each week.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Have a Peachy day!