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Not only do I have a card using one of the new sets released last week, I also used the products in the new 1 2 3 Create Kit released at the same time as the stamp sets. Plus I have added a ribbon that is not in the kit, it just came in this week and I could not resist adding it on.
I just love the kits as it takes half of the process of starting a card off my mind. All I have to chose is the stamp to use, in this case Love & Lace, and the sketch or layout for my card. Most of the time my card sketch just kind of plays out as I work. I may have something in mind when I start but it could end up looking a whole lot different than I imagined by the time I am finished.
I started with classic ivory cs, cut with Spellbinder standard circles, stamped the floral wreath onto the circle with Versa Mark and heat embossed with super fine clear embossing powder. I sponged with a
blending tool and Antique Linen distress ink over the whole thing, then stamped the mother and baby image also using Antique Linen.
I cut another circle using Splendid Circles (largest) and Howdy Doody designer paper, I adhered the stamped circle onto it. I cut a piece of Baja Breeze 5.5x5.5 and adhered to my card base of ivory cs, the dp is cut to 5.25x5.25 and sponged the edges with Antique Linen distress ink. I took the striped lace paper from the pad, I used Spellbinder Cassic Edges Two and Classic Decorative Insert Five to cut a strip, then adhered it to the left side of my card with a piece of satin/grosgrain ribbon along one edge.
After I adhered my circle layer over the ribbon and cut strip, I added a row of latte pearls around the Splendid circle. I make a bow on the peg bow board with sheer scalloped edge ribbon and stuck a pearl stick pin in it. The ribbon that I made the bow from is not part of the kit but you can add it to your order of the 1 2 3 Create kit.
As you know, today is the last day that April's new release bundle can be purchased for 10% off the single set price.
The design team has made some fantasic samples using the new stamp sets!
Jan Marie Caruso