Monday, May 1, 2017

Watercolored Little Piggy - Stampin' Up! This Little Piggy

  Today is another preview of a new set that will be in the Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.  This Little Piggy was an all attendee giveaway at the recent Stampin' Up! On Stage demonstrator event.  You've probably seen a bunch of samples already with this set but it's really cute.  The pigs have such happy little faces.

  I used this set to make a few quick thank yous to send out to a few long distance customers who had placed orders with me.  Isn't nice to get fun mail?  I try to send out a lot of cards and I do ok with birthday and thank yous but I need to do better with "just because" cards too.  It's nice to get a card for absolutely no reason than someone was thinking about you.


  I was pretty proud of myself when I put this card design together as I didn't need to cut into any large pieces of cardstock.  All the layers were pulled from my scrap bags and just trimmed a little to size.  I feel even more accomplished when I can use scraps and end up with a cute card!

  The card base is the Kraft cardstock that is retiring.  I really liked using this cardstock for boxes, pouches and giftcard holders since it came in 12x12 sheets.  This is one product I know I'll miss.  But I had some card base sized pieces that were perfect for this design.  I stamped the little cloud with white craft ink right onto the base.

  The piggy is stamped in Stazon onto watercolor paper and then I watercolored him/her? with the new Powder Pink In Color and the darker shade is Blushing Bride.  The aquapainter made it really easy to get the color where I wanted it.  The pinks blended quite well and I'm happy with the result as I'm not much of a watercolorer.  The sky is brushed with Soft Sky ink and the ground/grass is Old Olive.

  I added a narrow strip of Old Olive along one side and then added a small Powder Pink flag with a bit of burlap ribbon and a baker's twine bow.

  If you're interested in getting your hands on new Stampin' Up! products before the catalog goes live then you can join my team as a demonstrator and participate in the catalog preorder which starts tomorrow!  If you want to learn more about the opportunity please get in touch and I can tell you all about it!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: This Little Piggy*

Ink: Stazon, Powder Pink*, Blushing Bride, Soft Sky, Old Olive, White craft

Paper: Kraft (retiring), Old Olive, Watercolor paper, Powder Pink*

Accessories: burlap ribbon, bakers twine

*Items available with the release of the Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Annual catalog

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