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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Tutorial: Upsy Daisy Sunset

The inspiration for this card comes from my sister-in-law, Robin. At Christmas, she came up with the idea of making a sunset background for the daisies. We didn’t have the right inks with us so when I came home, this is what I designed. Try this card, it looks like you spent a lot of time on it when it’s fairly quick. The hardest part is cutting the mask for the label.

• Upsy Daisy
• Frames with a Flourish
• Gratuitous Graffiti

• Whisper White card stock 3 ½” x 4 ¾”
• Night of Navy card stock 3 ¾” x 5”
• Tangerine Tango card stock 8 ½” x 5 ½”

• Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Baja Breeze Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Pink Passion Classic Stampin’ Pad

Stampin’ Up! Accessories
• Stampin’ Sponge
• Night of Navy narrow grosgrain ribbon
• Mini Glue Dots

To make the mask: Stamp the frame on a piece of white copy paper. Cut out the frame. Apply Tombo mono multi liquid adhesive lightly across the back. Let dry thoroughly. When the adhesive is dry, it is removable.

On the Whisper White cardstock:
With Pink Passion, stamp the frame.
With Basic Gray, stamp the flowers and sentiment.
Adhere the mask to cover the label

Sponge Baja Breeze as shown on the first sample. Be sure to leave lots of white space.

Sponge Tangerine Tango as shown on the second frame. Leave bits of white space here and there. Sponge lightly where the two colors meet. Avoid overblending which gives a muddy look.

Sponge Pink Passion. Where you have Tangerine Tango, you get a wonderful pinkish orange. Where it blends with Baja Breeze, there is a lovely violet. By the way, I just realized that since I used several different samples for tutorial the colors don't match up from one picture to the next.

Remove the mask. Add the Night of Navy ribbon. Mat with Night of Navy cardstock.

For the card front. Using Pink Passion, stamp Gratuitous Grafitti and sponge the edges. Assemble per the sample.

The Tangerine Tango cardstock is currently on sale with Stampin' Up!

Place an online order with me in January and I'll send you this card in the mail. E-mail me at cheng1170@sbcglobal.net the same day when you place your online order and you can choose from 3 sentiments: Birthday Celebrations (shown on the sample), You're on My Mind, or Thank You for your friendship.

Happy stamping,

Sharon Cheng
Richland Hills, Texas

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