So – Wikipedia (the current source of all wisdom and knowledge for young and not-so-young-ish tech savvy folk) says that “Bohemian”, in addition to referring to someone from the former Kingdom of Bohemia, may also denote “a socially unconventional person, especially one who is involved in the arts.” I’m pretty confident that no one ever has, and likely never WILL, refer to me as “socially unconventional”. E-V-E-R!! I also don’t wear a lot of extra jewelry, have long curly dark hair, or wear big swirly skirts (Wiki also says the word is derived from the French word for gypsies…and that’s the head-picture I get – no doubt from the movies and not at all accurate!). In fact – for me, and please don’t hate me if you are unconventional or wear big swirly skirts! – the word has a bit of a negative connotation for me. Don’t know why, but it does. Sorry. So – when I was browsing the new catalog online a few weeks ago, I almost passed by the Bohemian Borders set with barely a glance – just cause of its name! Here’s what this two-step set looks like – pretty unassuming, really…..
But then I saw the sample that SU! had so kindly provided:
This card just struck me – and I knew I had to have the set and make this card! How lucky for me that 1) I’m an SU! demonstrator and so I got to get some new product WAY early and 2) this set was on the sneak peak product list! I immediately added it to my order. And last night, I set about making my kinda-CASE card. Take a look-see:
This card starts with a piece of Delightful Dijon card stock, that I embossed with the new Boho Chic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and then SNAIL’d to my Rich Razzleberry card base. I made the banner from a strip of Bohemian Designer Series Paper that I punched with the new Triple Banner Punch (boy, is that thing cool – and handy!). I SNAIL’d the banner to the embossed mat, and moved on to the sentiment.
Now, the wonderful new wooden Expressions Natural Elements embellishments, used in the catalog sample, aren’t available quite yet. So, I pulled out my Layered Letters Alphabet stamps and prepared to “go my own way” – hey, maybe I AM a little bit socially unconventional! 😉 And, oh yea, I also don’t have the Bohemian Designer Washi tape, so I pulled out ANOTHER of my new sets, the Build a Birthday set. Those “cake” stamps look a lot like washi tape to me!
I stamped the first “piece of cake/washi” in Delightful Dijon and then offset the smaller dotted “tape” in Rich Razzleberry. Then, in Tuxedo Black Memento ink, I stamped my sentiment. Gotta love those photopolymers – I was able to re-stamp the letters as needed to get the depth of color I wanted. With the sentiment complete, I stamped the Bohemian….shapes? Icons? Designs?…in a pattern that made me happy. The colors are Delightful Dijon, Rich Razzleberry and Bermuda Bay (which I colored with my Stampin’ Write Marker from my big, beautiful Many Marvelous Markers box!). I adhered the panel to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
For the little clothes-pin….I confess, I used a non-SU! clip. It was bright yellow – so I stuck it in the Delightful Dijon ink pad, all over, until it darkened it up. Looks pretty good, really! I slipped a length of Bermuda Bay Baker’s Twine thru the pin, tied a little bow and then glued it in place with the tiniest dab of Liquid Multi-purpose Glue. Then I stuck the pin onto the top of the sentiment mat. And the front was done!
For the inside, I just stamped a few of the border lines in Delightful Dijon and Rich Razzleberry onto another piece of Whisper White Card Stock.
Then I colored a little with my Bermuda Bay marker – and the card was done!!
I also decorated my Medium Whisper White Envelope with some more Bohemian-ism.
I couldn’t find even one spot where a Rhinestone or a Pearl would be needed, so…..done!
I’m loving this set – and I completely LOVE the Layered Letters. This is a casual font, that I can see a lot of use for, in a really good size for almost any card!
The end of the Retiring List availability is just a week-and-a-day away…..as is the first day you can order from the awesome new catalog! 2 June – here it comes! Be watching and ready to go online and place your first order!
When you see the products used in this card (below), remember that you’ll be able to click on all of them, but you won’t be able to order the new products.
See you tomorrow for the new Weekly Deals – which means, of course, that today is your last day for THIS week’s weekly deal!
TTFN and LLAP
May 16 – 31 HOSTESS CODE: JYDMMSBE Use this hostess code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please do not use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards/Hostess $$ if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift for May is your choice of any item valued up to $5.00 in either the 2014-15 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog!
WEEKLY DEALS FOR 19 May – 25 May 15!! Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store. The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through 25 May!
STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
Rich Razzleberry Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″);
Delightful Dijon Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (embossed card front mat)
Bohemian DSP: 1 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ (then cut with the Triple Banner Punch for the banner)
Whisper White Card Stock: 3 1/8 x 3 3/4″ (front sentiment mat); 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (inner liner)
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BACKORDER LIST AS OF 21 May 15
134186: World of Dreams Clear Stamp Set
127526: Elegant Butterfly Punch
129406: Bitty Butterfly Punch
131259: Brights Stampin’ Write Markers
131264: Many Marvelous Markers
118484: Clear-Mount Block E
Date to be Determined
126422: Blooming with Kindness Clear Stamp Set
126562: The Great Outdoors Clear Stamp Set
129499: Pleasant Poppies Clear Stamp Set
130354: Walk in the Wild Wood Stamp Set
The following items have been discontinued and are no longer orderable; only current backorders will be filled.
131163: Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
131164: Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
131165: Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
131166: Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
131167: Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
131195: 2013-2015 In Color 12″ x 12″ Cardstock
131200: 2013-2015 In Color Collection 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
131295: Strawberry Slush 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
131297: Coastal Cabana 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
131298: Crisp Cantaloupe 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock