Welcome to another SUDSOL blog tour! If you're just arriving from Teresa's blog, you're in the right spot! And if not, don't worry! You'll be able to go all the way around!
I've been a member of SUDSOL since I became a demonstrator a year and a half ago and I find it an invaluable resource! There are SO many ideas to share and everyone is SO helpful! As a Demonstrator, you can join SUDSOL for a FREE two-week trial period to see if it's something you might find useful in your business
My first card is a Christmas one and features the stamp set: Word Play (Item # 120308 - Wood; # 120651 - Clear)
I stamped the image on a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock and trimmed it to 1 3/4" X 2 1/2". It's adhered using Stampin' Dimensionals over all the other layers on the card.
My card base is a piece of 8 1/2 X 5 1/2" Crumb Cake Cardstock (formerly Kraft) and my Cherry Cobbler Layer was run through the Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Folder using the Big Shot before adhering it to the front of the card.
Do you have trouble coming up with ideas for boys' cards? Yeah...me too! That was one of the reasons that I had to have the "Word Play" set! That "wish BIG" sentiment is a PERFECT birthday sentiment...and if you colour it in blue and read (using the direct to rubber technique) it's PERFECT for a boy! Especially if you pair it with the new CELEBRATIONS Designer Series Paper! When you're ready to host the party, all you need to do is get your hands on the Celebrations Party Banner Party Kit and you're good to go! When the kids arrive, set them up with the hats from the Celebration Party Hats Party Kit and there you have it! A party ready to go with almost no effort. Who doesn't like that?
My base is a piece of 8 1/2 X 5 1/2" Pacific Point, which I am SO happy returned to the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog since it's so fun and bright! My next layer is a 4 X 5 1/4" piece of Bashful Blue Cardstock. My DSP layer is a piece of 3 3/4" X 5 1/2" DSP from the Celebrations pack that I cut and flipped (the smaller piece) before adding to the front of the card.
I used the direct to rubber technique (as mentioned) to colour the stamped sentiment in Real Red and Pacific Point Markers. I added stars and a little bling for the finishing touch.
My third card uses the same colour scheme as the birthday card, but a different sentiment. I love that our DSP is SO versatile! You can see that same versatility in this post and this post, where I used our Deck the Halls DSP both on a Christmas Card and a Thank You Card.
My base is a piece of 4 1/4 X 11" Bashful Blue. The Pacific Point layer is 4 X 5 1/4 and the DSP layer is just 1/8" smaller. I stamped the main sentiment in Pacific Point on Bashful Blue and punched it out using the Decorative Label punch which is available in the Holiday Mini. To make the mat for the sentiment, I punched two Decorative Labels from Pacific Point and then cut and adhered them to the back.
The secondary sentiment is from an adorable little set called "You're a Gem" which will be available in the Occasions Mini beginning January 4th, 2011. You're going to LOVE it! SO many adorable little sentiments! It's stamped in Pacific Point on Whisper White Cardstock, then punched out using the 1 1/4" circle punch. It's matted on a 1 3/8" circle and again on the 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch. I adhered it to the front of the card using Stampin' Dimensionals. The whole front panel (as well as the main sentiment) is also adhered to the card base using Stampin' Dimensionals - can you tell I love them?
If you like what you've seen here today, there's even MORE in my SUDSOL gallery. Won't you come by for a visit? Many of the samples you'll see are EXCLUSIVE to SUDSOL which is another great benefit to the site. You'll see things there that AREN'T all over the internet. If you're a demonstrator, your customers have less of a chance of seeing something online before you show it to them.
STAMPS: Word Play, You're a Gem
INK: Pacific Point, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler
PAPERS: Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue, Pacific Point and Real Red Cardstock; Deck the Halls and Celebrations DSP.