I am going on the record and saying that this year's Stampin' Up! hostess sets are wonderful! The first one I want to share with you is Best Thoughts. Love the big flower and the font is the best. More sentiments with that font please.
I stamped the flower but decided I didn't want to color it so I decided to do some paper piecing. I stamped and embossed the image on some DSP from the Cherry On Top paper stack. The 6 x 6 paper stacks in the catalog are wonderful. I like that there is a subtler pattern on the flip side of a bolder patterned sheet.
I stamped and embossed the image again and cut out a few flowers to pop up so it wouldn't be so flat. Next time I am going to use different stacks of Stampin Dimensionals which will make the flowers pop even more.
The new Brick Wall embossing folder which is 6" x 6", is going to be a "go to" folder. I love the way it adds texture without stealing the show. I stamped the sentiment before I used the embossing folder. Believe me it is MUCH easier to stamp the sentiment before than trying to stamp it after you have embossed.
These sentiment will be used a lot. I think it works for lots of different situations. Are you wondering, how do you get this awesome set? Since this is a hostess set, you need to either have a qualifying workshop/party or place a qualifying order. If this sounds like something you would like to do, please contact me and we can work out the details.