Good morning, and welcome to the First Ever SUDSOL Blog Tour!! I am so excited to be a part of this! There are so many talented stampers on the SUDSOL website!! The best part--we have Exclusive samples that are only posted on SUDSOL! So, if you're a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, you have access to loads of great ideas that aren't found anywhere else!! (so your customers haven't already seen them!!) There are hundreds and hundreds of business ideas, complete ready-to-go classes, forms, etc!! I just can't tell you how much I get from this site on a daily basis!! And, you can give it a try with a FREE 2-week trial!
For the Blog Tour, you're going to see some GREAT ideas using the products from the Summer Mini Catalog! (if you don't have a copy, email me--I'll get one out to you!)
This first card is one I made for one of my best friend's daughter's wedding! She was married this week in Las Vegas--sure wish I could've been there!! I used the Elements of Style Stamp Set, along with the sentiment from Special Blessing. The background is our wonderful new Presto Patterns Specialty Paper!! This paper is gorgeous--it all has white embossed images on a white background. I simply brayered Bashful Blue ink over the entire thing--and that's where the magic happens--the ink doesn't "stick" to the embossed images!!! So very pretty!! The sentiment was stamped with Versamark Ink and embossed with Silver Embossing Powder. I also embossed the flowers on the envelope, then watercolored with Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery ink. Sure hope she liked it!!
Next up, another Elements of Style sample:
This card is a Real Red base--I used a 4 1/4" x 11 piece of cardstock, so it opens from the bottom. I then ran it through the Big Shot using the Square Lattice Embossing Folder. I really love this one--can't stop using it!!! :-) I stamped the flowers with Black Stazon onto Watercolor Paper, then water colored using the Aquapainter and ink refills. (Real Red, So Saffron and Old Olive) Then, I tied some beautiful Black Satin Ribbon around it! Love this ribbon!!!!
Okay, last card!! And, yes, it's the Elements of Style again!!
This is a super simple card--I stamped the background with Taken with Teal ink. The main image is a saying from the new Favorite Thoughts stamp set--also found in the Summer Mini Catalog. It is stamped with Black Stazon, with a scroll stamped in the background. (I stamped it once on scrap paper, then stamped over the sentiment.)
For more ideas, you can check out my SUDSOL Gallery HERE. Of course, this is just for demonstrators! But, don't worry, if you're one of my wonderful customers, you'll see it all!! :-) Or, maybe you'd like to join my team of stampers?? Click HERE--my password is "nachos"!! If you join before May 22, 2010, I'll purchase a three-month subscription for you for SUDSOL!!
So, what do you think? Are you ready to give SUDSOL a try? I sure hope so!!
Have a GREAT day!!