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Friday, August 10, 2012

Festive Friday Challenge #31 - 2012-2013 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peeks!!!!

Hello there!

For this week's Festive Friday Challenge, the theme is Fathers Day cards. Nicole gave us this inspiration photo to work from....

Since I don't have that fantastic stamp set "Loads of Love", I thought I would share a sneak peek of some of the products coming out in the Stampin' Up! 2012-2013 Annual Catalogue (available 1st September 2012). One of the many perks of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is that we get to go to the annual Convention where we get to see and play with some of the up & coming product....I was fortunate enough to win "Prize Patrol"...a kind of lottery where your badge is flashed up on the stage screen and you win prizes, prizes, prizes!!! So not only did I leave with some Convention-only product, I got a big prize of stamps, DSP & embellishments as well!!! :)

Now, I can't tell you what the product is, but I'm sure you can see some fairly new stuff on this card.....I went vintage-themed (as per the vintage car) and I used the Basic Black, Riding Hood Red and Sahara Sand as my colours. The postage stamp was stamped onto Naturals Ivory but I'm regretting that a bit now as it came out a bit 'yellow'. I layered some different stamps to create the post-marked effect and I also layered some contrasting stamps on my sentiment panel. All the edges were sponged with Sahara Sand & Basic Black to 'age' the card.

I hope you will have a go at a Fathers Day card and play along with us at Festive Friday Challenges.


Materials used:
Stamps - can't tell you - sorry!! :) .....oh, yes Teeny Tiny Sentiments..you should recognise that one. :)
Ink - Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, Black Stazon
Cardstock - Sahara Sand (textured), Basic Black, Naturals Ivory
Accessories - Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Linen Thread
Tools - Big Shot, Adorning Accents Edgelits Die, Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Framelits Labels Collection Die, Postage Stamp Punch (from 2012 Summer Mini - still available - #122344), 1" Square Punch (from 2012 Summer Mini - still available - #124094), Corner Punch, Aquapainter, Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip, SNAIL, Paper Trimmer.


  1. I think your card is great! I love how you've 'aged' the card and the 'pop' of colour with the red is perfect (in my humble opinion :) I really struggled with this one too... I think my end result was the 3rd or 4th attempt :)

  2. I love this card Alison, love the vintagey feel to it.


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