So "what is so exciting about making a birthday card" you ask. Well, it's what I used to make the card which made it such a lot of fun. This past weekend I went to one of Stampin' Up!'s OnStage Events. This one was held in Red Deer and was more special than many previous ones since this is their 30th Anniversary year. Exciting? Definitely! Not that many companies keep growing and keep going for so many years.
Besides learning about so many new products and having fun making some awesome projects with a few of those products, those who attended lucked out by receiving some of the new stamp sets and products early. That's what's so exciting about this card. I've made it using a brand new stamp set and some gorgeous new Designer Vellum. They're both from the Graceful Glass suite.
What I love about the vellum is that it has been embossed in black with some gorgeous "stained glass" designs. They're perfect for colouring with some of our Stampin' Blends or with the Stampin' Markers. I've used the Stampin' Blends for the Vellum and then used the Stampin' Markers for the stamped butterflies. I love the way all the images in the stamp set have that stained glass look and the sentiments are all in gorgeous, fancy script.
My base is the Heavy Whisper White. The solid layer is Tranquil Tide cardstock and the next layer is a pretty ombre piece from the still current Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper. That lovely green faceted dot is from the new, not-yet-released Annual Catalogue.
I love the way the current products work so beautifully with the soon-to-be-released ones, don't you? I can't show you photos of the stamp set but I can tell you it's awesome and that it is paired with a great set of Framelit Dies.
This week Gail Allen is away from electronic devices as she travels and in her absence we've welcomed Stephanie Lanzalotto as our Guest Designer. I hope you'll check out her awesome card as well as those by our Watercooler Artists over at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.