There are lots of things I love about demonstrating Stampin' Up! products, but one of the big things is all the ideas we have access to. For instance, take a look at this card.
FIrst, the organza ribbon is awesome. It's so, so pretty. The idea for embossing the vellum and layering over designer paper is a "Jan Tink" idea. I love her blog, because she's incredibly talented (an artist; not "just a stamper"), and she's funny.
I think my favorite thing about the card, though, is the hardware. On the Stampin' Up! demonstrator web site, we have training videos that show product demonstrations. Jaron Winder (one of my favorite presenters) showed how to color the hardware. Isn't that gorgeous?? I used Rose Red craft ink – and on the Vanilla hardware, it looks most like Regal Rose, so it's very soft. Then I embossed with clear powder. Pretty!! I'm going to have to get another vanilla hodgepodge hardware kit now. Sigh.
Here are the supplies used (all SU!):
Stamp: Fresh Cuts
Ink: Rose Red craft; Regal Rose, Rose Red classic
Paper: Vellum, Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette card stock; Tea Party DSP
Accessories: Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware, Stampin' Sponges, clear embossing powder, Regals brads, Whisper White organza ribbon, Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions die, Big Shot, Crop-a-dile, corner rounder punch, heat tool, sponge dauber (to add ink to the hardware)
Here's one more for you. (I got new toys yesterday!)
Stamps: Oval All
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Cameo Coral, So Saffron Stampin' Write Markers; Jet Black StazOn
Paper: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Basic Gray, Not Quite Navy card stock; Walk in the Park DSP
Accessories: Punches: Large, small, scallop oval; Eyelet border punch; Crafter's tool kit; Earth Elements brads; Certainly Celery polytwill ribbon (from SAB; grosgrain will work just as well); Stampin' Dimensionals
I made a little matchbox gift and a matchbox "bureau" today, too, but it's too dark to take a picture. I'll snap a few pics tomorrow in the daylight and post them then.