Today’s card not only has new products from the Spring catalog, but also uses the Comfort Café designer series paper from the big catalog.
I was super excited to see the Honeycomb embossing folder in the Spring catalog & was anxious to use it. I WISH (Maybe someone from Stampin’ Up is reading this!) that there was a coordinating punch to fill in the spaces. For now, at least, that doesn’t exist. I embossed the designer paper and then clipped out the shapes. I saw on another demonstrator’s blog that this technique was “fast & easy.” Maybe I’m just scissor impaired, but it took me a while to cut out those little shapes and to stick them down. If you get this card from me, know that you are very special because I wouldn’t do this much work for just anybody! hehe I love this card. I love the colors of the Midnight Muse, Soft Suede, and Very Vanilla mixed together. I thought the little flower from the Collage Curios stamp set fit perfectly into the honeycomb. Other items on the card include the White Lace Paper Doilies, which I sponged to make less white, Natural Trim ribbon, Victoria Crochet Trim, Vintage Trinkets, & the From My Heart stamp set.
**A note about the doilies: These are thin and delicate. I told someone just yesterday that I like them better than a competitor’s because they are thin and can be manipulated to fit the card. BUT, they are delicate. I cut one in half to stamp and it tore when I put on my adhesive. I think this would do better with wet glue (like the Mono adhesive or the 2-way glue.)