Thursday, August 14, 2008

Paradise Found in Artful Inkables New Release

Today is THE day that the ever talented Kristin Soboloski releases FOUR new sets she has designed for her webstore, Artful Inkables. Now I hate to play favorites because all 4 of these fun stamp sets are wonderful, but I have to say that I am quite fond of this little tiki-style set, Paradise Island. Maybe it's the images are just so fun to color, or because they are so cute, or maybe it's because I really need a tropical vacation, I just don't know but I do know that I get pure stampin' happiness using them!

Today's card begins with a blast from the past for inspiration- Basic Grey's Urban Couture. I loved that line of PP and had been hoarding some away for just the right project. The washed-out brights of this botanical print along with the paper that reminds me of bamboo lattice reminded me of a retro (there's that word again) tropical paradise picture. My images were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink then colored with Copic markers. I cut the little native fellow out and pop dotted under the cool palm trees. I almost made it through the entire card without the use of Nesties until I decided I wanted a ribbon slide for the sentiment. Ribbon is SU Bashful Blue, brown brads are American Craft and shell brad is Anna Griffin from Michael's this summer. I actually cut the brad part off of the shell because it was just too bulky. Simply replaced it with a glue dot and was much more pleased! A very straightforward card but such fun to make!

Enabling part: Be sure to check out this set in its entirety at the Artful Inkables web store. I joke about "enabling" 'cause I'm warning you this set would be hard to pass up! Seriously, there are so... many cute images and I think that no stamp collection is complete without a tropical themed set- think about all those cute invitations and decorations you can make for those end-of-the-year luaus! And if the beautiful, red rubber deeply etched stamps are not enough enticement, Kristin is offering FREE shipping for all orders over 35.00 during the month of August. I just love FREE shipping! Check back tomorrow for an idea for a little gift for "mans' best friend!" It's ALWAYs A Stampin' Good Time. Take care!


Lynda Benden said...

This is so cute Beth and the papers are perfect for this image!

Julia Aston said...

Love your DP Panels and fun ribbon and shell! that tiki dancer is just so fun!

Jill said...

Very cute Beth. Drop me a line when you get a chance. Now that the boys are in school I find I have a little more time so I'd love to do a LoL challenge! Fun news that Chris is moving back. Now if only Auburn and Huntsville were a little bit closer... Cheers!

smiln60 said...

I love this card!!
I think you captured my migraine, CAN YOU KEEP it there????? tee hee hee
Love ya!!

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

OOOO....what fun!!!


Rose Ann said...

This is way to cute, Beth!! Adorable images, and wonderful card!!

pammyrn said...

Wow you made everything match so great. Awesome card as always.

Hugs Pam

Jennifer Scull said...

this card just cracks me up! I'm afraid I just may have to wander over to the site to check out this tiki man stamp!

so much fun! thank you for sharing! :)