Howdy folks! I'm running a little behind with today's post, but I've made it!!! Phew! Today is Makeover Monday. This is where I take a card from some of my favorite (non-SU) designers and make their creation over using Stampin' Up! products. While I'm only 3 weeks into this series, I've been hearing from many of you that you are loving this so far - that's wonderful to hear! I'd like you to keep the comments coming - feedback is always good, whether constructive or supportive!
Today's card is brought to you from Dawn McVey's blog. I know I've said it before, but I adore her style. She is one of my favorite designers and constantly inspires me! This is Dawn's card:
And I'd like you to meet my card:
This stamp set was waiting for me when I got back from Leadership Conference. I was ready! I don't know why I hadn't gotten this set before - it is a hostess set. But I love the graphic style, the clean lines, and the "funk" - do you consider it a bit funky???
A couple of things that I did different - I did heat emboss the flowers. I stamped them in Real Red Craft ink and then used clear ep. I wanted that shine. I've been using my heat tool extensively lately. Someone at Leadership even asked if I heat embossed everything? (my swaps had a lot of embossing) I also added a textured background on the Melon Mambo piece using a texture plate. Sometimes I forget about the texture plates - and they are great when an embossing folder is TOO much texture. I also used textured Very Vanilla cardstock for the scalloped edges.
I'd like to hear - what do you think???
That's it for today - I'll be back tomorrow with Technical Tuesday and a little something that we made at our Make and Takes at Leadership!