Thursday, May 23, 2013

Clay Flowers and Washi Tape

Greetings, Stampers! It was a gray, damp day here in New York yesterday. Spring, will you ever arrive? I am really craving some warm weather and sunshine. Maybe it will come for the holiday weekend. If not, I have some indoor hobbies to keep me busy...

I was playing around with some products from my Sneak Peek order last night. This is what I came up with, a CAS featuring clay flowers and Washi tape, products new to the 2013-2014 Catalog.  The greeting is from the Really Good Greetings stamp set, also new. The base of the card and leaves are a returning color, Pear Pizzazz.

Hooray for Washi tape!  This trio of tapes is called Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape and features the colors Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo and Night of Navy. Love it! What can be easier to use than tape?

I made these pretty flowers myself using new Simply Pressed Clay and Buttons and Blossoms Clay Molds. The clay comes white. Though you can color the clay using ink refills, I just made white flowers and then colored them afterward. I was experimenting, so the Melon Mambo flower was colored with a marker and the smaller two were colored with ink refills and an Aqua Painter. As you can see, markers achieve the best color saturation. All three were brushed with Crystal Effects which results in the shiny finish.

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Really Good Greetings*
Card Stock: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz*
Ink Pads: Island Indigo, Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight
Markers: Melon Mambo
Tools: Big Shot, Little Leaves Sizzlits
Accessories: Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape*, Simply Pressed Clay*, Buttons and Blossoms Clay Molds*, Crystal Effects

*Available June 1 in Stampin' Up 2013-2014 Annual Catalog

The new Stampin' Up Annual Catalog will be released on June 1, but you can get a copy from me now! Contact me here to request a copy, and I will Pay-Pal you an invoice for $5. The catalog is free from me to you;  the $5 covers priority mail shipping. Or, the catalog is free with your first $50 order! 

I hope you enjoyed today's project. If so, please leave a comment! Thanks!


Anonymous said...

WOW! That is a really nice card! I love the layout and the shiny flowers are awesome! :-)

Bonnie said...

This is so pretty, Sandy! Love the shine on the flowers!

Debzi333 said...

Really lovely!