Today I'm sharing with you the first three of the cards I received in a recent swap. All three of these are incredibly involved for a swap! There's fussy cutting, embossing, HEAT embossing, and a shaker card! I have to admit, I was NOT a fan of the Marquee Messages stamp set pictured on page 111 of the new 2016-2017 Annual Catalog. But, Stampin' Up! sure knew what they were doing giving it out to the folks at OnStage. I've changed my mind! I love the samples that are being shared with this set. I even used this set for one of my swaps without using the Marquee sign! It just has a great retro feel.
The first card posted above was created by Sharon McNeely. It's a shaker card! She features all sorts of sneak peeks on hers! There are three new in colors: Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, and Sweet Sugarplum. Unofficially, I do think Sweet Sugarplum is the favorite of most demonstrators and customers. It was certainly the color that was most prevalent in the swaps. What other sneak peeks do you see? It's probably hard to see, but the confetti behind the window was punched using the new Sprinkles punch. And, of course Sharon used the new Foam Adhesive Strips to make her window sheets. I love that her card was inspired by the OnStage décor. There were a lot of white brick walls - just like her background.
The second card was created by Carol Payne. I love the white embossed on black cardstock on hers! It's so sharp. She also added just a little glitz with some Gold Wink of Stella on each of the dots on the arrow.
The third card was created by Candy Michael. And oh my gosh has she incorporated a lot of fun elements! She's used the Playful Palette DSP Stack (a sneak peek) as her color inspiration: Emerald Envy, Blushing Bride, Peach Parfait, and Basic Black. I love how she used the dots on the arrow as inspiration to add a few Blushing Bride Glimmer Dots. And, of course we have the brick wall embossing folder again - which works perfectly as a wall behind the marquee.
So, are you convinced yet? Is Marquee Messages on your wish list yet? It should be! It's such a fun, flexible stamp set for so many different occasions! And it works for men, women, teens, adults, and more!