SUDSOL New Catalog Blog Tour!!

This was my post from the SUDSOL New Catalog Blog Tour. While the links are gone, the benefits of SUDSOL remain for those of you who are demos! Click any of the links below to visit the SUDSOL site and sign up for the FREE Two-Week Trial!!

Welcome to the SUDSOL New Catalog Blog Tour!! Along the way today you will find many demonstratable ideas using New Catalog products!! Demos, check out SUDSOL if you aren't a member! Take the two-week FREE trial!! It's the upline I've never had! The site has many valuable resources, and the members are always sharing GREAT ideas! I'm always "in the know" about SU! goings on without trying very hard :) Customers, remember SUDSOL is a DEMO only site so you won't be able to see the site or any galleries mentioned (unless you want to sign up with SU! first, then we can get you in!) but you should find some great projects that are easy for you to recreate!!

The cards I'm sharing are made with some of my favorite new sets. You will find a detailed product list for each card below the forward and backward links. First up is this Sunflower card. Of course I had to order this on my first catalog order :)

I used the emboss resist technique on this: clear embossing of the Sunflower on the First Edition DSP, and classic ink colors applied over the embossing using Sponge Daubers. Colors, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso and More Mustard. This stamp doesn't allow as much color as I would like, but I was happy with the final result. I will say, don't overheat your powder. That tends to blend it together more and you lose detail.

Next, these fun pumpkins using the Button Buddies set.

This has been a very fun set to play with! And one thing I've learned-I don't have NEAR enough buttons!! Card base is Early Espresso with Pumpkin Pie Dotted DSP for the background. I inked the pumpkin stamp 5 times by coloring with my markers: Pumpkin Pie for the pumpkin, Early Espresso for the stem, Old Olive for the squiggle. I used my grid paper to center the first one, then eyeballed the rest. I added Pumpkin Pie buttons with White Baker's Twine in the center to the center and outside buttons. Happy Halloween from Teeny Tiny Wishes is the saying.

Next up, a Hello Doily creation. A stamp that is fast working it's way up my favorites list!!

This one has a very vintage feel!! This is also emboss resist. LOVE the way the Doily looks with this technique!! The card base is Soft Suede. I stamped the Doily off to the left side with Versamark ink on a Naturals Ivory card stock and applied Clear embossing powder. Heat the powder then use a sponge dauber to apply Soft Suede ink all over the Doily. I found the best result was to dab the ink on, then blend it in a circular motion. That really gets the color down onto the card stock. When you've gone over the entire Doily, grab a tissue or paper towel and rub off any excess ink from the embossed areas. Now the image really pops!! I spritzed the right side of the card a little before adding the saying from Word Play.  P.S. If you like this stamp, come back and see me the next few days. I have 3 cards from the weekend I'll be sharing :)

Finally, a quick card with Field Flowers!

Liked this set in the catalog, but I will say it takes a little extra effort to get it right! My first time using it, even with the Stamp-a-ma-jig it was off. I've learned to use dark ink on the Stamp-a-ma-jig so I can see it very clearly to line it up just right :) I'm very glad to have Chocolate Chip ribbon back this year! Ribbon drives most color choices so I found I wasn't using Chocolate last year. Not any more!! Card base is Chocolate Chip with a Regal Rose accent layer behind the Naturals White. The stem was stamped first in Chocolate Chip, then in flower in two steps times two colors. I used Regal Rose for the flower, stamping the more solid image off once before stamping on the card stock. The outline layer was stamped full strength. Same with the center in Chocolate Chip. I spritzed a little of each color in the white space around the flowers and added the new Scallop Dots ribbon at the bottom. The saying is from the same set, stamped in Chocolate, layered on a Regal Rose Scallop Oval.

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SU! Catalog Items used:

Sunflower Card: 123606 Sunflower * 121970 Pursuit of Happiness Clear * 119685 Cherry Cobbler Card Stock * 100946 More Mustard Card Stock * 119686 Early Espresso Card Stock * 121878 First Edition DSP * 119760 Early Espresso Classic Ink * 103162 More Mustard Classic Ink * 119669 Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink * 119959 1/8" Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon * 124138 Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon * 109130 Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder * 100005 Heat Tool * 102892 Sponge Daubers * 102283 Versamark Pad * 104430 Stampin' Dimensionals * 119856 Scallop Oval Punch * 119855 Large Oval Punch

Pumpkin Card: 122737 Button Buddies Clear * 115370 Teeny Tiny Wishes * 119686 Early Espresso Card Stock * 100730 Whisper White Card Stock * 100702 Old Olive Card Stock * 117155 Brights Patterns DSP Stack * 105115 Pumpkin Pie Marker * 100079 Old Olive Marker * 119680 Early Espresso Marker * 119670 Early Espresso Classic Ink * 124262 White Baker's Twine * 119747 Brights Designer Buttons * 103683 Mini Glue Dots

Doily Card: 122845 Hello Doily * 120651 Word Play Clear * 115318 Soft Suede Card Stock * 101849 Naturals Ivory Card Stock * 115657 Soft Suede Classic Ink * 120973 Soft Suede Marker * 117291 Very Vanilla 5/8" Satin Ribbon * 119247 Basic Pearls Jewels * 109130 Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder * 100005 Heat Tool * 102892 Sponge Daubers * 102283 Versamark Pad * 107066 Color Spritzer Tool

Flowers Card: 122762 Field Flowers * 105130 Regal Rose Card Stock * 102128 Chocolate Chip Card Stock * 102316 Naturals White Card Stock * 100908 Chocolate Chip Classic Ink * 100071 Chocolate Chip Marker * 105211 Regal Rose Classic Ink * 105108 Regal Rose Marker * 124142 Chocolate Chip Scallop Dots Ribbon * 107066 Color Spritzer Tool * 104430 Stampin' Dimensionals * 101049 Stamp-a-ma-jig * 119856 Scallop Oval Punch * 119855 Large Oval Punch


Leanne Gorsuch said...

I love your color combinations Jennifer. Thanks for joining the Tour!

Leanne Gorsuch
SUDSOL Patterns & Templates Librarian
Lazy Day Stamper

Jeannine Tarrio said...

Love your projects, especially the emboss resist ones. Beautiful cards.

Tammy Fite said...

As always, your work is beautiful! You've really perfected the Emboss Resist technique--gorgeous!!

Mary Davidson said...

Your projects are absolutely beautiful, Jennifer! I love the little pumpkins! I haven't used the emboss resist tech, in quite a while. Thanks for sharing and inspiring me to try it again!

Heidi Baks said...

You're killing me with these doilies, Jennifer!

Cindy said...

Thanks, you have inspired me. I already have a demonstrator, but I like to go on other sites and find ideas. I LOVE the doily card, it looks so realistic!!