Monday, May 7, 2018

Share What You Love for Freshly Made Sketches

My upcoming Technique Night classes are using the Share What You Love Suite of products as their theme this coming week and I'm working to create some samples for the class. I just got the Designer Series Paper that goes along with the suite called Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper and you have to see it to fully appreciate it. Photos just don't do it justice. Many of the designs have a pearlized finish on the flowers that is so elegant. And the colours are just lovely. I picked my favourite design of them all for this card.

I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches Challenge this week for my layout:

I always love cards with oval shapes in the middle. It's such a classic layout! I knew I wanted it to be a cutout rather than a die cut on top. Here's how it turned out:

  • The colours in this card use some of the colours in the Designer Series Paper, some of which are new colours in the colour revamp in the new 2018/19 Annual Catalogue. The card base is the perennial Crumb Cake, nothing new there, but it goes so well with the new Petal Pink, (which forms the frame around the oval cut out in the middle) and Grapefruit Grove, an new In  Colour, with which I stamped the colour on the larger flowers and which is the colour cardstock that the YOU is die cut from. The other colour is So Saffron.
  • I stamped the flowers, from the Love What You Do stamp set, which is part of the Suite with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and added the watercolour area stamps in Grapefruit Grove and So Saffron over top. I had to fussy cut because there are no coordinating dies, unfortunately, but they were not that difficult to do.
  • To the bouquet, I added a sprig of leaves die cut from a die in the Petals and More Thinlits and one punched with the Leaf Punch, both out of vellum. These elements were all added to the side of the oval opening using glue dots.
  • The sentiments were die cut with dies from the Celebrate You Thinlit dies*, which were Sale-A-Bration rewards this year and not available to order right now, but are included in the new Annual Catalogue, so you'll be able to purchase them on or after June 1.
*New products from the 2018/19 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue available to purchase starting June 1, 2018.

I wanted to give you an idea of the pearlized finish of the DSP and I'm hoping you can see it better in this photo. It's why you really have to see it to appreciate it.

This Share What You Love Suite is available RIGHT NOW as an early release in a choice of three bundles, depending on your expertise level in stamping. Here are the details:

These bundles, along with the free gifts that go with them, are only available until June 1, when you will have to buy these products separately. Contact me if you want to order or go to my On-Line Store to place an order yourself.

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today. 

Product List
Leaf Punch
Big Shot
Glue Dots

Grapefruit Grove 8 1/2 x 11 inch cardstock*, Petal Pink, 8 1/2 x 11" Cardstock*

*New products from the 2018/19 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue available to purchase starting June 1, 2018.


  1. Thanks, Jan! Using that DSP really helps achieve that effect!

  2. I love the "amazing" across the front - there's still so much of that wonderful paper to see! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  3. Your card is amazing. Congrats on being picked in the challenge. Great use of that DSP. Those colors are perfect and I'm sure I will be CASEing!


I love to read your comments and get to know you better! Thanks for adding one!