I love a new catalog. There are new stamps, new colors, new ribbons and inspiration to last for ages! I couldn’t sleep last night after an evening of crafting – there were so many ideas swirling around in my head!
I inked up the gorgeous Climbing Orchid suite last week. Orchids are abundant in Hawaii, and I have a local source that’s quite reasonable, so they are almost always blooming in my home. I couldn’t wait to try the paper version:
- Stamps: Climbing Orchid, Touches of Texture
- Color Palette: Very Vanilla, Berry Burst, So Saffron, Soft Suede
- Accessories: Big Shot, Orchid Builder Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals, a new set of cutting pads!!!!
The new cutting pads are my favorite indulgence. I can make the old, crusty, doubled-up pads work, but why? They leave funny marks on the paper because they’re so chopped up. And opening a new set of cutting pads is one of those hold-your-breath moments. They’re so smooth! I always have two new backup pairs in my Big Shot Organizer – I ordered the replacements the same day I opened the new set.
You don’t have to cut this many layers, but I’m glad I chose to. The extra depth and texture make the card special, and most of the time, paper layers don’t create the dreaded Post Office Bump.
Once I decided on a color scheme, this card was pretty quick and simple. I’m looking forward to playing with these orchids all year long.