Mornin' y'all! Yesterday the new SU! catty went live, and I placed a big fat order...that will be the last one I do before we move, so I got most of my must-haves right up front. For the past couple of years I've limited myself to one or two stamp sets when the new catalog debuts, and I liked that because it let me focus on just a couple of stamp sets and have some fun with them. Sometimes if I order a whole bunch of sets at one time, it takes me forever to work my way around to all of them. (Uhh, I have a few newly-retired sets that I haven't inked up yet and I got them last month.)
But for today, I pulled out a stamp set I've had for a while and got to work on a summery card:
I started with the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches:
I subbed in the Stitched Nested Labels dies for the diamond since SU I don't think has done diamond dies yet.
I was inspired by the Retro Rubber Challenge, they're what made me pull out an "older" stamp set:
Butterfly Gala has been in my collection for over a year, so it counts as retro. I figure being outside and watching for butterflies is a perfect summer activity provided it's not eleventy-billion degrees outside with a zillion percent humidity. Happily, choosing summery colors was a snap thanks to the Color Throwdown:
I used Granny Apple Green, Pumpkin Pie, and Real Red for my colors, with a healthy pop of Basic Black for contrast.
Hope you have a great day, y'all!
Supplies, all SU!
Stamps: Butterfly Gala, Thoughtful Blooms (retired SAB)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Granny Apple Green, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red
Paper: Thick Whisper White, Granny Apple Green, Basic Black
Accessories: Stitched Nested Labels dies, Butterfly Duo punch, Dimensionals