Wednesday, January 30, 2013

New and Quick

I'm finding more time to craft this week.  Hopefully this trend cares over to next week and next month.  I'll keep my fingers crossed.  
I am playing along in a shoe box swap.  The theme is to use new products out of the Spring Mini Catalog.  Sounds easy.  Oh, and since it's a shoe box swap, your card needs to be constructed in 10 min or less.  Even better.  
To create one of these cards, I have to change my thinking a little.  I can't spend all day in my craft room, tinkering around, and just creating.  I need to change my focus.  Most of my focus is on a simply beautiful layout and limiting my products to whats new in the Spring Mini Catalog by Stampin' Up!
So, I used a layout I have used several times over the last several years.  I wanted to add a beautiful banner.  Banners are big and very popular. 
Here is what I did:

I started with Pink Pirouette card stock.  I just love this shade of pink.  I then cut a piece of the new Tea for Two DSP to a 4" x 2 3/4" piece.  But, I wanted to give the DSP a bit of pop, so I matted it on Lucky Limeade card stock.  I used a new embossing folder, Needlepoint Border, to create the stitched and scallop edge.  For the sentiment, I used a scrap piece of card stock.  I stamped the sentiment in Basic Grey classic ink.  I tapped the VersaMark ink pad on both ends of the banner piece.  I then dunked the ends into the silver embossing powder vial.  I used my heat gun to heat the embossing powder.  I used dimensionals to adhere the banner.  
These days, white space is a good thing.  For those who know me, I'm not a fan of white space.  I always see this 'white space' as empty space.  I always want to 'fill' the 'white space'.  But, I refrained.  So, I left it empty, blank, 'free'. 
I hope that you like this card.  It was super quick and easy to create.  

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