I was so excited when Stampin’ Up! announced that customers could order a set from the new catalog in June and hostesses could earn it for free. If you read my blog, you know I was already stressing over not having any new stamps for such a long time (THREE more month until August. Can you say TORTURE?) Demonstrators are lucky enough to be able to preorder the set this month and mine arrived yesterday afternoon. Needless to say I had to try it out right away.

While I like how my card came out, I think it will look better as a 3″ x 3″. I will try that next. I think this card has Customer Thank you for next month written all over it. I used this weeks color challenge on SCS on the card.

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I added most of the stamps that come in the set in this picture. Just in case someone hasn’t seen or heard about this special yet.

My card base is a 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Certainly Celery cardstock folded in half.

Next is a sponged and ticket corner punched 4″ Blue Bayou square.

On top of that sits first a 3 3/4″ Whisper White square that was stamped in Soft Sky with the background stamp from Fresh Cuts. The branch from the same set was stamped on the upper right hand side in second generation Blue Bayou.

On the bottom half of that layer I added a strip of Blue Bayou Prints Designer paper. The white cardstock edges were paper pierced and a white gel pen dotted border was added to the designer paper. 5/8″ wide Celery Grosgrain ribbon was tied around the layers.

I stamped the background stamp again on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock, inked up first Thank, then You from one of the two sentiments that come with that set in Blue Bayou and stamped them over the background. I then punched the saying out with my 1 1/4″ circle punch and sponged the edges ever so slightly with Blue Bayou. This circle was layered first on a 1 3/8″ Certainly Celery circle, then on a sponged Blue Bayou scallop circle. From the rest of the stamped White scrap I punched out three 1/4″ circles, adhered them to the bottom right of the Designer paper and topped them off with Celery Brads.

Finally I stamped the small flower from Fresh Cuts in Blue Bayou, cut it out, adhered it with dimensionals to my sentiment circle and placed a medium clear rhinestone brad (Pretties Kit) in its center.

Beate

Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

46 Responses to “Celery Sky Thanks”

  1. Oh my, that is a stunning card, Beate! Love all of the layers that you added with the variety of stamps on that top panel. What a great card to showcase this special! I haven’t done a WSC in a while so maybe today will be my day to participate 🙂

  2. So stunning. Love the colors. Yes, I am impatiently waiting for new stamps. Hope the termite problem is under control:)
    Have a wonderful long holiday weekend.

  3. Wow this is a beautiful card Beate! I love those colours together. And that stamp set if gorgeous.

  4. Fantastic card! Love all the layers and the matching piercing/white dots. I’m not a fan of blue bayou but you make it look fantastic.
    Have a good one.
    Glenda

  5. Gorgeous…..love the colors and all the details! Have a wonderful, long beachy kind of weekend! Hugs!

  6. Absolutely beautiful Beate!!!

  7. Beate- this is gorgeous!!!! I am going to order my stamp set right now!

  8. Beautiful card – I love how you used this new set!! I got mine earlier in the week and need to play with it!! Yours is fabulous!!!

    I HATE those things – one of the reasons I did NOT like Florida – uggghhh!!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  9. I think it is just perfect as is! Gorgeous creation and I can’t believe my set got here before yours. LOL! For once I got the cool stuff first. Hahahaha. I love the layout and colors. Very pretty.

  10. I hope those bugs are gone! As for the card, this is beautiful!! Don’t you just love this color combo?!?!? All of the added details on your card are just perfect.

  11. Mir gefällt deine Karte in dieser Grpße super gut Beate. Ich finde diese runden Scallops so genial… Das ist mein Lieblingsgrün!
    Ich wünsche dir einen “krabbelfreien” Tag..
    Liebe Grüße…Silke

  12. That’s a fabulous new set and your card is gorgeous, B — love these colors!!

  13. Absolutely stunning, Beate! I just ordered mine today and I *can’t wait* until it arrives!!!!! 😉

  14. This is so gorgeous, Beate! I want to order that set too. ;)Have a fabulous holiday weekend!!!!

  15. So yummy Beate, I have only made one card so far, but now I need to ink it up again. Your customers will want this set in their hands after seeing this beauty!

  16. Beate – WOW – this is gorgeous!!! Love your card!!! Don’t ya just love this new set??? I’ll try to play the WSC next – until then… Hugs ~Silke~

  17. Gorgeous card! Love the color combo too! I’m sure you’ll *make* me end up buying this new set too!

  18. Beate, I agree with you…that is a long time to wait for new stamps!! I LOVE what you have done with this set!! The colors are just beautiful…and I love the way you stamped the top panel! Just gorgeous!! I hope you have a wonderful Holiday weekend!!

  19. I can hardly wait for my stamps to arrive on Monday !!! I love your weekend sketch and your card is fantastic !!! Love it !!
    Sorry about your termite problem…hopefully it will all be behind you soon.

    Dance On !!!

  20. Gorgeous card, Beate! I thought of you when I saw that new set that was coming out! I’m not surprised you have it already! LOL Have a WONDERFUL weekend!

  21. This is very nice! I do hope the termites are under control now.

  22. Gorgeous, Beate! I love it!

  23. How fun! I really love the card. I can’t wait to get the new set either.. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. You made my day. You are my card HERO!!!
    Hug and smiles to you too…

  24. Your card is absolutely gorgeous! This set didn’t do much for me, but now that I see what you did with it, I’m loving it!!

  25. This is so pretty Beate…the colors you chose are perfect!

  26. Oh Beate! This is GORGEOUS!! Totally awesome!! 🙂 Hey, thanks for being so sweet… and sorry I’m late. 🙂

  27. What a beautiful card! Love it…and it looks like a great new set! We had a termite swarm about 7 years ago…very gross! Thanks for you, Rick and your sweet family for serving our country!

  28. Beautiful!!! Love the flower on the quote, that looks so nice…very nice color combo.

  29. Gorgeous! I do love this set,but haven’t pre-ordered it! I was on the fence about it and you just pushed me off! I’m a big fan of these colors too.
    Smiles, Deena

  30. Stunning as always. Show us more!

  31. This is just beautiful! I love the colors you used! Looking forward to seeing what else you create with this new set! Can’t wait to get mine. 🙂

  32. Wow! What a beautiful card!!!

  33. Ohmygoodness! I completely forgot about this! What a beauty this is! I love it! I am going to order this today! TFS Beate! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! 🙂

  34. ooooooooooooooohhhh….aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh…..pulchritudinous!

  35. Wonderful card Beate. I’m ordering that set today. Joan

  36. Really like your card and the new stamp set-one I would like. Thanks for sharing your pretty creation. Bev J.

  37. Gorgeous card. Love the color combo.
    JoAnn B.

  38. Gorgeous card. I can’t wait to play with this new set!
    Thanks for another challenge, this forced me out of my creative slump and I further the challenge to use a set I hadn’t put ink to yet.

    http://onastampage.blogspot.com

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  39. Oh Beate! This is beautiful beautiful beautiful!!!

  40. I think you are so clever with colours. thanks for your inspirations.

    eleanor 41

  41. Beautiful card! The colors are fabulous! I love stamped cardstock…

  42. Beautiful card! I love those colors together.

  43. Beautiful card! I like how you stamped the sentiment; on two lines.

  44. So sweet, love the color combo and the soft stamping!

  45. Wowser! Another Beate-ful card! You rock!

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