Saying, “Goodbye,” is never easy. Even though I love seeing the new catalog, it’s always hard to give up some of my old products. This card uses a few “retiring” products. The silver glimmer paper was listed as retiring, but it was really being reconfigured. We still have silver in the new catalog as well as the champagne, red, and – are you ready for this? – Dazzling Diamonds! It’s gorgeous!
Our techniques this month all use the Stampin’ Spritzers from Stampin’ Up!. They’re so handy – and useful for so many things. On this card, I colored on a clear mount block with markers, then spritzed with water and stamped on note cards to create little backgrounds for the glimmer paper hearts. The glimmer paper was spritzed with a mixture of ink refill and rubbing alcohol, then punched with the small heart punch. Both heart punches are retiring, but they are being replaced with really cute and trendy new punches.
I added a little rhinestone to each heart, then stamped the sentiment. Fabulous Phrases is a great little set full of words. You can put them together to form – you guessed it – phrases! I used a stamp-a-ma-jig so my words would be straight. I must have been in a hurry, because I didn’t exactly nail that one, did I?
I’m hot gluing wire “stems” to my 500 tissue paper flowers, and I’ve only sustained one really painful burn. I accidentally stuck my finger in a glob of hot glue. Ouch! It’s still a little raw, so I’m going to close for today.
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