Happy Friday! This week on the Sisters in Stamping blog our product focus for Fabulous Friday is the textured impressions folder line available for use with the Big Shot. I'm so happy that Stampin' Up! continues to add wonderful new folders with each catalog! It is the easiest and quickest way to add fabulous texture to your paper crafting projects.
I designed the card above using the Square Lattice textured impressions folder currently found in our Summer Mini catalog and carried over into the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog. In order to achieve this look, you first need to stamp on the card stock and then run it through the Big Shot last because once you've added the texture you'll never get a good stamped impression - it becomes too bumpy.
I used naturals ivory card stock along with soft suede ink and card stock for my card. The main part of the card was first stamped with the En Francais background stamp and soft suede ink. I then pulled out my Elegant Trio stencils and used the Fleur de Lis image stencil and sponged soft suede ink onto the naturals ivory card stock using a stampin' sponge. After running this piece through the Big Shot with the square lattice folder I sponged around the edge of it with the same sponge and ink to really bring out the texture.
I wanted to turn this into a thank you card so I pulled out my Elegant Thank You single stamp from our A La Carte product line and used soft suede ink to stamp it on a piece of naturals ivory scrap piece of card stock. I then grabbed my scallop square punch, turned it upside down and lined up the sentiment and punched it out. Once again I sponged around the outside with soft suede ink and my stampin' sponge. This was then popped up on the card with stampin' dimensionals and to finish off the card I added two small self-adhesive pearls from the Basic Pearls package. I LOVE these!!
Thanks for viewing my Fabulous Friday project today... please be sure and visit the Sisters in Stamping blog after Noon EST today to see what fabulous projects my fellow demonstrators designed this week with the texture folders.
Products used with today's project include: