Sunday, September 07, 2008

SU! September Promotion

During September Stampin' Up! are offering free wheels with 6 selected stamp sets. The wheels on offer are coordinating jumbo wheels, so it really is a great deal - you can read more about it at the SU! website. I love the wheels, particularly the jumbo ones because you can have a card front covered in no time. The other day I posted a card using the Merry Merry bundle over on the Elite Challenges blog, and on KW challenge card used stamps from the Bodacious Bouquet bundle, but today I am going to share a couple of cards using one of the other bundles. This is probably my favourite bundle of the lot, as Carte Postale is one of my fave sets and Leaves a la Carte works so well with it. I started off with a very simple card, using the current Elite Challenges colour challenge as inspirationI knew before I started these cards I was going to make two basically the same, so I took an A6 piece of Certainly Celery, wheeled over it with Leaves a la Carte using Certainly Celery ink, then cut it in half length ways and used one piece on this card (with a little trimming off it's length).
For this second card I trimmed the Celery piece a little smaller than in the first card and layered it on Night of Navy before attaching it to the card front. The other main difference in this second card is I used more than just a sentiment from Carte Postale. The bird and flowers were stamped on vellum cardstock, the flower stamped three times using Blue Bayou ink and the bird twice using Not Quite Navy. I stamped on vellum as I wanted one bird to be flying in the opposite direction and this is probably the simplest way to do that. The flowers were coloured using blender pens on the back of the image.

If you'd like to order any of these bundles don't forget to use the special code as listed on the SU site

All supplies by Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Soft Sky, Certainly Celery, Blue Bayou, Whisper White, Not Quite Navy, vellum cardstock, So Saffron
Stamp Sets: Carte Postale, Leaves a la Carte
Inks: Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Blue Bayou, Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Old Olive 5/8" grosgrain, Rich Regals brads, mini glue dots


Kristie said...

Wow, these are just gorgeous Carol. You are even tempting me to think about getting this set (& the free wheel) and it's not really been high on my list - nice work :)

Night Owl Designs said...

Love the little bluebirds!