Okay, so yesterday's card using cheese cloth was inspired by the PaperCraft's Magazine article on using fabric on cards. I actually picked up the cheese cloth after reading that article and bumping into a cheese cloth display at the grocery store.
Pretty cool, eh?
Today's card uses a bit of cheese cloth on a sympathy card. I love how the frayed edges reflect the feeling of grief...oh how loss frays our hearts!
Very clean and simple, with texture and shape as the main design elements.
This will (hopefully) be the last sympathy card I make for a while. I've replenished my stash and highly recommend you do the same. Making sympathy cards when they are specifically needed is so much harder!
The New SU Catalog
I've had the catalog for weeks now and may very well be placing an order soon.
My relationship with SU has changed over the years. I'm moving away from using much colored card stock, so matchy-matchy isn't as important as it was four or five years ago. I've also found myself not using the inks much, either, except a few key colors (especially cherry cobbler, real red, and sahara sand). My boxes of stamps to sell also contain quite a few older SU sets...not because I don't like them, but because I've had them for so long and have used them to my satisfaction.
I guess what I'm saying is that I don't use as much SU now as I used to, but it's still a great company with very high-quality product.
The catalog itself is lovely, if a bit busy in design for my taste. SU's sample cards are pretty and fresh, in my opinion better in quality overall than the ones in the last catalog. I also really like the product suites...pages showing coordinated products from the whole line for a particular look. Again, the suites are visually busy, but there's so much there to inspire!
My biggest complaint about the catalog has to do with number of sets: so many Halloween sets, so few Thanksgiving sets. If you're a regular reader, you know my feelings on this subject. Even the holiday mini is light on Thanksgiving heavy on Halloween.
But let's not quibble.
The sets on my long list (this will get whittled down to just two or three) are as follows:
Christmas Blessings, p. 19
Happy Hour, p. 36
Serene Silhouettes, p. 75
Nature Walk, p. 79
Summer Silhouettes, p. 82
Fabulous Florets, p. 83
Like I said, they aren't all new, but I don't think I can go wrong with any of them!
So what have you ordered from the catalog? What are you enjoying using and what isn't working for you as well as you thought it would? What are your thoughts on the catalog?
stamps: Papertrey Simple Little Things
ink: Memento Gray Flannel
accessories: dimensionals, cheese cloth, SU oval punch