Wednesday, March 21, 2018

It's the Final Countdown!! ... Lovely Lavender in Coral

With 10 days until the end of Sale-a-bration, now more than ever, you want to get the stamp sets and other items that are available only during Sale-a-bration.  Some of you have seen these cards in recent stamp classes, while for others, it may be your first view. 

I have to say, I LOVE this stamp set called Lovely Lavender.  This particular card is filled with lots of glitter and shine!!  It doesn't show in the photo, but I gold-embossed the image and then stamped over with the colored ink pads.  The technique is called two-step stamping.  No, the images don't line up perfectly, but that's part of the watercolor-look charm!!

Here is a closer view of the card.  

Can you pick out two items that are available ONLY during the Sale-a-bration period that Stampin' Up! does every year?!  I'm going to give you a hint.  Go to my store page HERE and check out the items.  Then, leave me a comment and I'll choose one person to send this card to!  Comments to receive this card close on Thursday night at 10 pm.  After that ... PLEASE leave me comments, but I will have already chosen who I will send this card to!   

Check out the supplies used on this card below.

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Springtime Foil Options!

I was so excited to see the new Springtime Foils specialty designer paper option with the 2nd go-around of Sale-a-bration!  What lovely paper!!  It features 4 different patterns of foils/metallics, my favorite being this floral pattern embossed with copper.  

I know what you may be thinking -- I don't remember seeing this colored paper in the flyer ... and where did that ribbon come from??!!  Well ... so glad you mentioned that!!!

I love our new blends markers -- they're so versatile for coloring.  In this case, I colored both the designer paper AND the ribbon!!  I used the light olive blend and the light navy blend to color the paper, then used the light navy blend marker again to color the vanilla/gold metallic-edged ribbon.  Now, this opens a whole new world of ribbon options!!  

Pictured above, I show you a closer view of the colored ribbon.  Isn't it so beautiful?!  And yes, I still love the paper too!!  I picture a copper cross centered on the card above, replacing the sentiment, perhaps making a beautiful Easter card!!  Stay tuned ... I may have that for you later this week!!

Thanks for stopping by!!  I hope you enjoyed this quick new tip!  There are several colors of blends markers, both light and dark, opening up a whole new possibility of ribbon.  Have fun experimenting! Hopefully, Stampin' Up! will have more options in upcoming catalogs!!

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Friday, March 2, 2018

Happy Birthday!

This is the 3rd card in my "Womanly" Birthday card class.  LOVE it!!  (I was inspired by a VERY similar card shared by Allison Davini in a demonstrator FB page -- I changed the base of the card to match my colored flowers and I added a knot to my ribbon.)The flower DSP on the left is from the Playful Palette DSP.  What?!  You don't see that color in the package?!  Oh, that's right!  I COLORED the paper!  I used my Stampin' Blends to color the floral DSP : Night of Navy light; Daffodil Delight light and Pumpkin Pie light (the peach flower was first colored with the yellow, then the Pumpkin Pie was colored over); Rich Razzleberry light; and Cherry Cobbler light. The leaves were colored with the Old Olive light marker.

The DSP was layered onto Whisper White cardstock (c/s), then layered onto a Pacific Point mat (I think the measurement was 3 7/8" x 1 1/2" for the DSP with a measurement of 4" x 5 1/4" mat of Pacific Point).  I layered onto a Peekaboo Peach card base (but you can choose whatever color your coloring brings out!).  

The Happy Birthday thinlet was used to cut out the sentiment.  I used  adhesive sheets under the Fresh Fig c/s scrap -- it makes adhering the sentiment to the paper super-easy!  The rich Fresh Fig ribbon was tied in a knot to complete the card!! 

What do you think?!  You can color with other colors and use other ribbon to completely change the look of the card.  *Turn the DSP over after you've finished coloring it!  The result is a very cool pattern because the marker bled through to the back pattern -- the pattern of the DSP on the back is so perfect for this "technique"! 

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Happy Wishes in Tranquil Tide

I just love this new Happy Wishes stamp set that's available during Sale-a-bration only.  And now it's confession time ... it's the first time I've used it!!  

I stamped the "Happy" image in the center of the Lots of Labels largest framelit with Archival Black ink.  Then, with my stamp-a-ma-jig, I stamped the "wishing you a ..." and the "birthday" sentiments. Coloring in the flowers was fun and easy -- I used a few of the Stampin' Markers: I believe I used Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Tranquil Tide and Berry Burst for the various flowers.  The green background DSP is Daisy Delight DSP -- I have quite a bit of this paper left over because it's one of my favorite patterns.  I decided though, it does me no good in a package!!

The base of the card is Tranquil Tide, and I layered it on Pool Party cardstock.  I was a little skeptical at first, but the colors seem to match beautifully! The ribbon around the Pool Party/DSP layers is the Tranquil Tide ribbon interspersed with the 1/8" Gold Ribbon.  So elegant and so pretty!!  If I can still put my finger on this card in August, I think it will make a beautiful card for my mom and/or mother-in-law!  

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