The new stamps have been trimmed and mounted (I need to sharpen my craft scissors) and stacked in a pile (I've run out of shelf space), the paper filed in my paper holder (protects from drool) and all the new accessories are within reach (my ribbon racks are overflowing)... which means it is time to get crafty! :)
Of course one of the first things I grabbed were the new Felt Flowers which come in the loveliest colors of Rose Red, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie. I picked two of the flowers to use and like that I had a color combination for my card. :) After that it was a matter of deciding the layout, which was super easy because I altered one that Jen had posted to her blog a couple weeks ago.
You can see her sketch here. Next I needed to choose the stamps and well I wanted to use some of my new toys so picking the It's Beautiful jumbo wheel and a sentiment from Smarty Pants was a snap. Finally it was a matter of stamping, a whole lot of sponging of Old Olive Classic ink and adhering all the little pieces together to create one cheerful and fun card. I like it. :)
All images copyright Stampin' Up!. Stamps: Smarty Pants, It's Beautiful jumbo wheel. Paper: Old Olive, Bravo Burgundy, River Rock, Bali Breeze Designer. Ink: Black StazOn, Old Olive. Other: River Rock double stitched ribbon, gold brad, Felt Flowers, Stampin' dimensionals, sponge.
But I couldn't just stop with making one card, could I? This next card is a super easy and quick card using the Pun Fun stamp set. I'm really loving the fact that SU! came out with a couple of funny stamp sets. I love all the flower sets they have but once in a while I just want something a little more casual and a little less flowery. Of course you'll notice I then used flowery designer paper... ugh! :)
All images copyright Stampin' Up!. Stamps: Pun Fun. Paper: Basic Gray, River Rock, Basic Black, watercolor, Ginger Blossom Designer. Ink: Black StazOn, Basic Gray. Other: blender pen, black grosgrain ribbon, vintage brads, Stampin' dimensionals.