I finally got my new stamps!! yay!! Since I live way over here in Florida, it takes a full seven days to get an order from Stampin' Up! Some weeks are longer than others. Especially when I am waiting for stamps from the new, not yet released, much anticipated, 2007-2008 SU catalog! My new goodies arrived late last night so, today we stamped! I had a couple gals over to help break in the new stuff. In spite of all the kids running through the house we were able to make some fun stuff and even get a few words in edgewise. This first card is made with the Baroque Motif stamp set. I layered certainly celery and Wild Wasabi onto a white card base and stamped the the totally cool swirly onto the celery with wasabi. The flower is stamped with Groovy Guava onto guava cardstock and again onto white cardstock with guava. I cut out the flower with the surrounding dots on the guava paper and then cut out the one on white but without the surrounding dots. I put an icy bling in the center of the flower and then stuck it to the guava cardstock flower with dimensionals. I stuck the layered flower to the card with more dimensionals and then stamped Cherish with Wasabi up on the wasabi paper. This card is SO simple, yet...elegant. I can tell I am going to be using this set a lot!!
The next card was made with the Pick a petal set. A fun flower building set. I am totally excited to play with it more! I made this cute little square card with black cardstock layered onto the new Pomagranate cardstock (love the new colors!!) I stamped the polka dot petal around in a circle to make the flower. It was amazingly easy to make this flower. Don't EVEN be afraid of this set! I stamped the doodley flower center with wasabi onto celery (can you tell what was on my desk....yes, celery paper. Lots of it!) and then punched it out with the 1/2 " circle punch. I took my "totally cool white gel pen" and colored in the dots on the petals and filled in the circle on the center. My white craft pad is a bit dry so the petals have a bit of a blue feel to them. I kind of like it!!
I plan to play more tonight while I am canning my pickles! Have a good one!