I love new catalog day! It's so much fun to finally share the digital version of the new 2018-19 Stampin' Up! Catalog with everyone. Click the cover image to view and download the digital version of the catalog (I love saving it to iBooks on my iPad!)
Here is one of the first cards I made with new products that I could pre-order as a demonstrator. It uses the new Rooted in Nature Bundle which is an amazing set of 16 tree, leaf and word images and a coordinating set of 12 Big Shot dies that include several pieces that simply emboss the paper. (It was designed to coordinate with the Stampin' Up! set "Lovely as a Tree," a long-time, best-selling favorite.) I used our new Big Shot Embossing Mats (Item 146327) to emboss the leaves on the front of this card -- you get such a great impression thanks to the silicone mat.
The wow comes when you open the card and the front bends so you can set it up resting on the die-cut leaf that acts as a "stopper."
Here is a close-up of the embossed leaves.
And you can see how when fully opened there is plenty of room to write a message.
If you've never made an easel card, they are pretty simple. The Tranquil Tide card base here is 4-1"4" wide by 11" long -- score it at 5-1/2" and 8-3/8" along the long edge and fold both of those as what are known as mountain folds and that is the front of the card base. Design your front and attach it to just the bottom half of the folded card front. On the inside panel you will need to have a punched or die-cut shape that you can pop-up with Dimensionals to act as the stopper. Layering on the card front helps give it enough weight to stand upright properly.
Here are my layer measurements:
- Sahara Sand front panel: 3-7/8" by 5-1/8"
- Early Espresso front mat: 4" by 5-1/4"
- Inside Vanilla panel: 4" by 5-1/4"
I used Sahara Sand, Tranquil Tide and Espresso markers on the tree -- and those colors of ink are what I stamped the images with. The splatter image comes from the wonderful new Artisan Textures stamp set. (I'll be using this versatile set on many projects!)