Wednesday, June 4, 2008

eScape Bundle Cards

This month Stampin' Up! is preparing to celebrate the first annual eScape event, formally observed on June 25th. As part of the event, the eScape Bundle is available for $30 (plus shipping & tax). The card above was created using only the supplies provided in the eScape Bundle. Although it's almost embarrassingly simple, I think it looks incredibly elegant.

My personal special is an add-on of embellishments I will provide you for FREE with your purchase of the eScape Bundle this month. I wanted to share a few of the quick and easy samples I've made using the Bundle, plus the FREE add-ons. [remember to click on each individual picture to see it at actual size--which will show much more detail, much more clearly]

The card above was made by stamping on some add-on card stock, and trimming out some add-on card stock. The Circle of Friendship stamp images will punch out perfectly with the 1" Circle Punch, and the centers of each image punch out perfectly with the 1/2" Circle Punch. However, you can just use your scissors to trim around the lines if you don't have those punches! The larger Soft Sky circle layer was punched out with the 1-1/4" Circle Punch, and a number of these punched pieces will be included in the add-on embellishments I will provide you FREE with your purchase of the eScape Bundle.

The card above was made by punching the front corner of the card with the 1-1/4" Circle Punch, then layering the circles onto the inside surface of the card. However, you can get a very similar look by stamping on, and layering with, the add-on embellishments I will provide you for FREE with your eScape Bundle purchase. To get the slightly lighter colored red background, I inked up the image with Rose Red, then stamped it off one time onto scratch paper, before stamping the image onto the Soft Sky card. I think this helps to keep it from competing as much with the red in the focal image.

This last card (pictured above) is another creation made with the add-on embellishments--yes, I am also including some swatches of Soft Sky and Rose Red Prints Designer Series Paper for FREE with your eScape Bundle purchase! The candle was made with the Very Vanilla Grosgrain ribbon included in the eScape Bundle. (the trick to keeping the ends of the ribbon from fraying is to hold the blue part of a lighter flame near each end of the trimmed ribbon and heat just enough to actually melt the fibers together)

The center of the candle flame is the center of the image which was stamped on Very Vanilla scrap card stock, and punched out with the 1/2" Circle Punch, though you could also trim out the little circle with scissors. I placed that circle onto another scrap piece of Very Vanilla card stock (all included with my add-on embellishments) and trimmed around the circle, leaving a point at the top. To get the highlights around the edge of the flame, I took the piece of card stock and just lightly wiped the edges across the surface of the Rose Red Classic Stampin' Pad®, which is also included as part of the eScape Bundle.

These are just a few of the simple yet adorable cards you can make to share on June 25th, in celebration of the Stampin' Up!® eScape event. To order your eScape Bundle, and get your FREE add-on embellishment kit, contact me today!

1 comment:

  1. Great set of cards. I love the ribbon candle. What a creative idea!


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