This is the first time I've ever used nothing but Stampin' Up! products for a card. Almost everything I used came from my Demonstrators starter kit. I had to think long and hard about what I needed, not just wanted. And, of course, I wanted EVERYTHING!
For this card, I used a color combination I had never tried before, and because Stampin' Up! colors coordinate with eachother, it turned out beautifully. I used Tip Top Taupe, Mint Macaron and Whisper White. I also used the coordinating stamp pad in Tip Top Taupe. I LOVE this color. That and Old Olive, but i'll get into that color later! I bought these items as a bundle also. You get 20 sheets and 5 coordinating ink pads. Great way to start building your products.
The stamp pads are incredible. They aren't felt like others but foam. And they arrive so saturated with ink that I don't have to put my stamp on it more than once and it's covered. Love it.
I also used washi tape for the first time EVER. It was SO HARD to work with. (Can you hear the sarcasm there?) I used the green with clear polka dots from the Sweet Sadie designer series. It was on clearance (another great resource) so I thought I would try it. Little details can add a lot to your projects and washi tape is one of them. If you haven't tried it, do so. You won't regret it.
For the background, I used the Large Polka Dot textured impressions embossing folder on Tip Top Taupe. I have many embossing folders, but this by far is my favorite. The impressions are deep and really show up.
For the flowers, I used the Flower Patch Photopolymer bundle set. For the center of each flower is a Jewels Basic Rhinestone. These are really clear and shine so bright.
The ribbon was a gift from my Upline for joining her team. It is Early Espresso cotor ribbon and it's 1/4" wide. I really like the feel of this ribbon.
So, there it is. My very first Stampin' Up! card. I can't wait to play some more! If you would like to purchase any of the products that I have listed in my blog, please visit my Stampin' Up! website at www.thisgingercrafts.stampinup.net. Also, feel free to brouse the weekly deals and clearance sections. They are a great resource for building your Stampin' Up! products.