Monday, June 30, 2008

Having fun with Fresh Cuts

Okay, stampers, one more day until demos get to see (and preorder from!) the new catalog preview brochure. Cannot wait! For the month of June we had to be satisfied with our one new set so far, which is Fresh Cuts. We're also offering cute laser-cut 3x3 notes that coordinate with the stamps. I have yet to play with those too much, but I've made some cards with the stamps that I thought I'd share. I purposely made these simpler than a lot of my cards so that they would be easy to demo. I also used a lot of In Colors since I love them and they'll be gone soon!

These first two cards were made for a swap organized by my upline. This one is a 4x4 square of groovy guava cardstock with the vine image stamped in guava up the left side. I stamped the large image in white craft ink and attached to the card, then added "for you" stamped in blue bayou in guava and oval-punched, plus a small blue bayou scalloped strip done with my corner rounder punch. The small flower stamp is blue bayou stamped on white and cut out, then mounted with a vintage brad and a little bit of guava ribbon.

Here I used wasabi paper from the Afternoon Tea collection, along with white and black. The vine stamp is trailing along in the background behind the large image stamped in wasabi, trimmed closely, and edged in black. The sentiment comes from Sincere Salutations and was stamped on the same paper then scallop punched. I added black grosgrain ribbon and mounted the square panel on dimensionals, then added a black layer and a white card.

For this one, I took the front of one of the Fresh Cut notes (I messed up the inside but didn't want to waste it) and stamped all over with the vine stamp in taken with teal. I had to do a little creative masking to cover the whole thing. Behind the cutout I put a square of basic gray cardstock, then put the small flower in regal rose in the center. I used the ticket corner punch then added vintage brads and a layer of rose cardstock. Finally that went on a basic gray panel with taffeta ribbon and a white card. The sentiment is in rose and is (again!) oval punched.

This might be my favorite of the four. I don't know if anyone has thought of this - probably, but I've never seen it done. If you save the cutouts from the front of the note, you can attach them to the back of a flower punched with the five-petal punch and make a lovely larger flower. Then I added the small flower in soft sky in the center. The main image is stamped in Versamark on pomegranate cardstock and embossed with white. I stamped the vine in soft sky up the left of the soft sky card, then added the sentiment in pomegranate and a knot of ribbon threaded through punched slots.

This is a fun set, and you can bet that when I get more new preview goodies, you'll see them here, so stay tuned!


Soozie4Him said...

Lori, I love what you've done with Fresh Cuts! I'm an SU demo too, but I don't have a blog. I was so interested that you sing and you're a musicologist! I have 3 grown daughters and 2 sons-in-law and only my youngest daughter doesn't have a music degree. (She wanted to do something different than her sisters, but she plays clarinet and piano.) My 4-month old granddaughter is destined to be quite a musician, with the genes from both her parents, who are awesome musicians! Grin! Are you going to Convention? I'm going to my first one this year!

Susan, aka Soozie4Him on SCS

Soozie4Him said...

PS My email is moot96 at aol-dot-com.