Thursday, May 20, 2010

Exclusive Sneak Peek

Ok, maybe this isn't very exclusive or sneaky because hundreds of Stampin Up demonstrators prebought this new Awash with Flowers stamp set in March and thousands of Stampin Up customers received this set for free in April when they held a $400.00 Stampin Up workshop, and many of those stampers made beautiful cards and posted their pictures weeks and weeks ago on various blogs, but I'm still callin' this an exclusive sneak peek because this stamp set isn't technically available till July when the new catalog is released.  (wow. Am I the queen of run on sentences or what??)

So, here is a sneak peek of the set Awash with Flowers.  I ordered the clear mount set which was a very good idea since the outline of the flowers is one stamp and the filled-in colored part is another stamp.  For each flower.  This is called two step stamping.  Just think how hard two step stamping used to be back in the olden days when we would only have wooden blocks to use.  Wooden blocks are so much harder to line up so this set would have frustrated many stampers.  But the clear mounts? much easier. (see, I can write fragmented sentences also.)

The card is inspired by one of Jan Tink's designs.  Thank you Jan.  I used some of the retiring colors, pixie pink and green galore.

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