Summer Days Host Set ~ Cherished Friend Card

Happy Saturday gorgeous people!
Thanks for popping by my blog today.

I have a special card to share with you today using a fabulous stamp set which is a brand new pre-order product that I was able to order early as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.
So many perks for joining my team - you can pre-order too *wink*

This stamp set is special. Why? It's actually one of our brand new Hostess Stamp Sets. This stamp set will be available to hosts of virtual or in person Stampin’ Up! parties they host with me, or when placing an order of $250AUD or more.
Sometimes these stamp sets get a bit lost in the catalogue - as they are towards the back.
These stamp sets are amazing. Why? - They are only available to purchase using hostess rewards.
Hostess rewards is a special system where you earn FREE Stampin' dollars to spend for every bit spent over $250AUD. The hostess sets can be purchased using these hostess dollars and are available at an AMAZING price.
Exclusive stamp set at a bargain price --- YES PLEASE!

At the moment as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, you can actually pre-order these stamp sets so you don't have to submit a qualifying order. How cool is that?
BUT I do want to mention something. As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator - you still earn these Stampin' Rewards even on demonstrator orders where you are getting a discount! How cool is that?
A discount and FREEBIES! You should totally find out more about joining my team to claim all these benefits. You can join my team here. 

Be sure to check the bottom of this post for a links to all the products used in today's project, all of which are available in my store here.

Here's a look at my finished card where you can see the final layout.
I must admit that I am gravitating towards landscape orientated cards more and more.
I consider the Summer Days stamp set a bit of a 'scene builder' stamp set where you can use a mixture of stamps to build a scene of your liking.

I have stamped all my images on some Thick Whisper White Cardstock in Memento Black.
I have then coloured these with a mixture of; Old Olive, Granny Apple Green, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Gray Granite, Mango Melody, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Petal Pink and Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends.
I certainly had a lot of fun and went to town on the colouring but it was so peaceful and relaxing!

I have then added this coloured piece to a matt of Early Espresso Cardstock and adhered this to a Crumb Cake card base.

I have also added a 1" strip of the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper to frame my 'artwork piece'.

Here's a close up of the finished card where you can see some of the detail.

I added some Wink of Stella spritzing to the final card and have added some Wink of Stella to my trees for some sparkle and shine.

I have also added some of the gorgeous Early Espresso Faux Suede Ribbon and one of the gorgeous Antiqued Corners and Slides. These are gorgeous and I can see myself using them lots.

I have also heat embossed a sentiment from the Lovely You Stamp Set in white on some Early Espresso Cardstock and fussy cut this out. I have adhered this to the ribbon with some Mini Glue Dots. 

Here's a look at the inside of my card where I have replicated the card front adding a strip of In Good Taste DSP and some Faux Suede Ribbon. I stamped the 'always' from the Lovely You Stamp Set in Memento Black. I kept it simple with some layers of Whisper White and Basic Black.

I hope you got some inspiration from today's card.

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Until next time.

Big crafty hugs! xx

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