With my very first trip through the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog the number one new product that grabbed my eye was the Follow Your Dreams Clear Mount Stamp Set (item 146620). It remained at the top of my wish list until June 1st when I could, at long wait, order the stamp set. Of course I had to also get the coordinating Chase Your Dreams Framelits Dies (item 146826) so I bought the Follow Your Dreams Bundle (item 148370) to save 10%!
When I sit down to stamp I collect a bunch of supplies that look great together and create with just those items. I find this saves me time in going back and forth to grab things, my work space is less cluttered (don’t get me wrong I can make a mess of my stamp table), and it generates thinking outside the box. For these four cards I kept to the supplies I gathered and my basics which include: Stampin’ Dimensionals (item 104430), Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue (item 110755), Mini Glue Dots (item 103683), an Aqua Painter (item 103954), and a Stampin’ Spritzer (item 126185).
To start this card I used the Stampin' Spritzer filled with water to wet a panel of Shimmery White Cardstock (item 101910). My next step was to stamp the dreamcatcher image with a Blushing Bride Classic Stampin’ Pad (item 147100). While the stamped panel of cardstock was still wet I ran it through the Big Shot (item 143263) and the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (item 143706). For the Silver Glimmer Paper (item 146960) dreamcatcher I used the Precision Base Plate (item 139684) for a clean and easy cut of the die. The floral images were stamped on Soft Sea Foam Cardstock (item 146988) with Shaded Spruce Classic Stampin’ Pad (item 147088). The greeting is stamped with both Granny Apple Green (item 147095) and Shaded Spruce Classic Stampin’ Pads. To anchor and connect the dreamcatchers I added a strip of Tropical Escape 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper (item 146916) and skinny strip of Silver Glimmer Paper. The card is embellished with Petal Pink Rhinestones (146914) and Silver & Pink Baker’s Twine (146288).
I started my second card the same as my first by spritzing a panel of Shimmery White Cardstock. To that I added a bit of a pink and green watercolor wash with Granny Apple Green, Soft Sea Foam (item 147102), and Blushing Bride (item 147100) Classic Stampin’ Pads and while still wet I embossed with the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impression Embossing Folder. Behind the dreamcatcher I added loops of Rose Metallic Thread (item 146915). The “dream” die cut was watercolored with a mix of ink from Granny Apple Green and Shaded Spruce Classic Pads. The entire decorated panel is layered on a piece of Granny Apple Green Cardstock (item 146990) and a side fold card base of Soft Sea Foam Cardstock.
For my third card I layered my focal elements on a piece of the Tropical Escape 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper, a panel of embossed Blushing Bride Cardstock, and a Whisper White Thick Cardstock (item 140272) top fold card base.
I have a couple tips to share from my next two cards. Tip #1: from the feathery dreamcatcher die cut you can clip out a seven-point flower. I added these clipped flowers to the centers of the adorned dreamcatchers for that added finishing touch. Tip #2: for the two-tone greetings ink up the entire image with the lightest color first. Next, ink up just a small part of the stamp with the darker ink and then use a Sponge Dauber (item 133773) to blend the two colors for a blended and harmonious appearance.
My final, and favorite, card is filled with all the same elements and ideas as the first three with one difference. I tucked a Vellum Cardstock (item 101856) dreamcatcher in between the larger Blushing Bride dreamcatcher and the Shaded Spruce feathers.
I have enjoyed sharing my Follow Your Dreams pink and green hand made cards featuring my favorite new stamps and papers!
2018 Artisan Design Team