I finally played with my new Stampin’ Up! stuff yesterday!  And here is the first card that I made and my first time ever to use a clear-mounted stamp.  I have only used would mounted so far – but the feel of the clear block is so nice – the grooves on the sides – on all four sides – instead of just two like the would blocks.  I think I’m going to like them.

I love how this turned out!  I used the sketch from the Stamping 411 blog for this week. 

The sketch card is tall and mine is turned to be a wide card but the basic layout remains the same.

I choose the colors Soft Suede and Crushed Curry – why – basically because I had a scrap of Crushed Curry lying on my craft table when I wanted to try out my new Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die.  This new Die will be available in the Occasions Mini Catalog which starts on January 5th.  After I cut the butterflies I remembered that the Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper has a pretty piece in it that was mostly Crushed Curry – so I pulled that out.  One of my favorite cards that I made this year was a convention project that we made at our STARZ group meeting and it used that same Designer Series paper and the Soft Suede – so I decided to stick to that color scheme for this card.

I sponged all the little butterflies with Crushed Curry ink to give them dimension. And added a piece of cross-stitch thread around the body of the large butterfly – although looking at it in this picture Linen Thread would have given the same look and a very similar color.  So pretend it’s linen thread….

I pulled out my new clear mount stamp set called Well Scripted – this will also be available on January 5th in the new Occasions Mini Catalog.  It is one of my favorite sets from the mini – beautiful script for all the basic occasions.  I mounted it on a clear block, inked it with Crushed Curry ink and stamped it on Whisper White card stock.  I punched it out with the Wide Oval Punch and sponged the edges with Crushed Curry ink.

I also punched out a 1-3/4″ Circle out of Crushed Curry card stock to put behind the greeting.  It was sponged with Crushed Curry ink also.

To assemble the card – fold the Soft Sued in half to form the card base.  Add the Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series paper strip at the bottom.  I added a piece of Crushed Curry Polka Dot ribbon – tied in a knot.  The greeting was put over the ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Then I added the butterflies – the largest one with a Stampin’ Dimensional, the smaller ones with some Tombo Multipurpose Adhesive.

Finally I decided to get out my Spritzer tool and my In-Color Markers – I spritzed with the Soft Suede on the upper portion of the card and with the Crushed Curry on the lower portion, the greeting and the large butterfly.

I hope you like my card – I have lots more fun stuff to play with so check back again.  Have a wonderful Stampin’ Up! Day!