Saturday, March 17, 2007

Wow I love this set!

So there was (or still is) a special with Stampin' Up! where if you get the Polka Dots and Paisley set and the wheel that goes with it and the pattern paper that goes you can pick one set in the Spring Mini and get it half off. Well I really wanted the Crab and Co. Set. I mean I REALLY wanted it, but it seemed too pricy for me. So I saw the special online, had my awesome rep email me the details and went to splitcoast to check out what people are doing with the PD&P set. Turns out it's a GREAT set and I did have to have it afterall! So I ordered it and got my crabs half off.
You'd have thought the first thing I'd do would be to make a crab card right? NO! I just couldn't stop myself from breaking out this set first!
Ok, to the details:
First I took the petals wheel and used versamark on it to stamp it over all the pink, apricot and blue papers. Next I used markers to stamp the flower and the flower outline. I used a blue for the phrase, but it was too dark so I did the thing where you stamp it on a scrap then stamp it again on your project. (What's that called again?)
On the apricot piece I used the paisley stamp with brown ink, then colored over the dot part of it with pink suffle pen. On the pink card base I used the dots from the set with brown ink. I matted everything with brown and tied some ribbon over the blue and slapped it all on my card.
I'm very happy with how this one turned out. My designer papers that go with the set were back ordered so it was fun to have to sorta make my own. LOVE that big wheel too, it's my first. I'm gonna go look in the catty for more right now.
The pink and pink ribbon is from my LSS they have tons of ribbons and it's all 50cent a yard! Fancy fat ribbon, 50cent, skinny plain ribbon 50cent! You gotta love that! All my favorites are from one company I need to get the name and see if they have online ordering. Maybe I'll do my own cool ribbon share. (the fat polkadot ribbon on my dog cards are that company too.)


shuggy said...

i love this card!!

Susie said...

Hi Erin ~ great card! I feel like you do.... I love this set !! This with the Petals & Paisley Paper and the "Polka Dots & Petals" set has made me a very happy girl. LOL I just ordered "Crab & Company" as well.... I just couldn't hold out any longer!

Good luck with your new blog... I'll be sure to drop by often!