Yeah, baby! It's time for a little trip to the 60's in the form of a bold, retro card. Dare I use the word "mod?" I swooped this groovy layout from fellow demonstrator and friend Nancy Riley. Here's her splashy True Friend card.STAMPIN' PRETTY TIPS:
- It's so simple to make these retro rings. Punch the small circle first. Then crop (off center) around the area the small circle was removed from with a larger circle punch.
- Two swinging new catty colors "make the scene." Early Espresso and Pear Pizzazz will be available July 1. Early Espresso is a modern, bittersweet chocolate. Pear Pizzazz is a fresh, warm green, softer and lighter than Old Olive. I'm officially "over" the loss of Kiwi Kiss (retired many moons ago).
- Digging the Designer Paper? It's another sneak peek from the new catalog called Greenhouse Gala. Colors among the mix of beautiful patterns include Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip (yes, I cheated with Early Espresso here--so far no lightning strike), Real Red and Baja Breeze.
- Perfect Punches stamp set may be the "it" sentiment set from the new 2010-2011 Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog. The six stamps coordinate with six Stampin' Up! punches. Quick and polished looks every time.
- For a subtle accent, I scored the Pumpkin Pie horizontal layer with a double line. Very "groovy!" Couldn't resist the pun :)
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Here's a hint of my Pals Paper Arts Challenge for tomorrow. PPA challenges are one of the best ways to notch up your paper crafting skills. The PPA Design Team showcases Stampin' Up! products in their inspiration cards. However, everyone is encouraged to participate and use any brand of products they wish. Check out today's announcement of the the PPA Picks of the Week.
Stamp Set: Perfect Punches (Wood-Mount,117022, Clear-Mount 120516)
Paper: Greenhouse Gala Designer Series (117167), Early Espresso (119686), Pear Pizzazz (119795), Pumpkin Pie (105117), Whisper White (100730)
Ink: Early Espresso (119670)
Cool Tools: Wide Oval Punch (112082), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack Circle Punch (Summer Mini Catalog, 118309), Circle Punches: 1 1/4" (104403), 3/4" (107217), 1/2" (104390)
The Perfect Touch: Circle Rhinestone Brads (Ice, 109111), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)