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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Summer Mini Sneak Peek

I thought I would give you a sneak peek of a few items that will be available in the Summer Mini Catalog from May 1 through August 31.  If you have not received your Mini and would like one, please let me know and I will send one out to you.

With summer right around the corner, I decided to focus on a set called Summer Splash.

This is a fun set with the surf board stamp and the sea shell stamp.  Also included is a smiling turtle, a smiling octopus, a fish, a pail and shovel, and some bubbles.  I used only the surf board and sea shell stamps for today's card.  Let's take a little closer look at the card.

You can see that behind the surf boards are some cute little fish just swimming along.  This is a jumbo wheel called Fish Frenzy also available in the Summer Mini.  I rolled the fish onto a Wild Wasabi base card in matching ink.  The bubbles have glitter added to them to make them sparkle (you did not think I would forget glitter did you?).  Just a note about the sea shells.  They are one stamp with the three designs on it.  I cut the shells out to go on my card.  The letters for "Surfs Up" were made using my Big Shot and a sizzlit decorative strip die called Billboard.  It cuts all letters of the alphabet out, both capitals and lower case.  I use what I need and save the rest for another card. This way none go to waste. Of course, to my letters I added black glitter.  No surprise there. My color scheme for this particular project is Wild Wasabi, Tangerine Tango, and Melon Mambo.  How did I come up with that you ask?  It was easy.  The Summer Mini helped make that decision.  A closer look at the surf boards will explain. 

Notice the shine?  In the new Summer Mini, you will find my 3 chosen colors available in Stampin' Emboss Powder.  I was so excited to get these powders and to heat emboss with them.  They are beautiful!!!  You can also see the shine on the starfish.  I stamped 3 sets of shells, heat embossed each set with one of the new embossing powders, and cut all shells out.  I saved the ones I did not use on here for another card. 

This was a lot of fun to make as I got to play with so many new things.  It also brought up memories of going to the beach and lake with my family as I grew up and as an adult.  I wish we had an ocean here in Arizona.  Trust me, it gets hot enough to make you really want to go to one.  I will share another sneak peek tomorrow.  Until then, keep stamping and being creative!! 
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