Friday, March 22, 2013

Last Day to Sale-A-Brate

Here it is, the last day of Sale-A-Bration 2013.  Did you get all the freebies you wanted?  If not, it isn't too late.  Just get your order to me by 8:00 p.m. MDT today or shop on line anytime before midnight MDT.

I have one more Sale-A-Bration project to show you and it also features the Bloomin' Marvelous set from the brochure.  This is the card we made at one of my Stamp Clubs last month:

Colors: Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade, Elegant Eggplant and Whisper White.  Stamps: Bloomin' Marvelous.  Big Shot: Square Lattice and Textured Frames Textured Embossing Folders. Punches: XL Oval and Bitty Butterfly.  Accessories: Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon, Rhinestone Jewels. 
To make this card, we used the "Stampin' Off" technique.  This is a very simple way to add monochromatic images to your project without having to clean your stamp in between.  All you have to do is ink your image up in the darkest color of your card (Elegant Eggplant in this case) and then stamp with it three times before you ink it up again.  Each time you stamp, the image gets lighter and lighter but in the same hue.  It just so happens that by time you stamp Elegant Eggplant off three times, it looks a lot like Wisteria Wonder.

The only trick to this is if you are going to be stamping off the edge of your paper, it will not remove the ink uniformly from your stamp. So if you keep stamping with that image, it will not produce a good quality image the second and third time.  To solve this problem, when I stamped off the edge of the paper, I reinked my stamp and then stamped off on a scratch piece of paper first before I stamped it on the card.

And it is important to remember to stamp first and then run it through the textured embossing folder.  It does not work to do it the other way around. 

This was not the first card I made.  The first time I did this card, I used different colors.  I still like the effect, but I thought my customers would prefer the purples instead.  But here is the original:

Color: Tangerine Tango, So Saffron, Lucky Limeade and Whisper White. Stamps: Bloomin' Marvelous.  Big Shot: Square Lattice and Textured Frames Textured Embossing Folders. Punches: XL Oval and Bitty Butterfly.  Accessories: So Saffron Taffeta Ribbon.
I also didn't get the rhinestones added to the butterfly on this version, but it still produces a beautiful affect.

If you haven't already received this fun stamp set free with a qualifying purchase, don't wait any longer.  Contact me ASAP and let's get it ordered for you.

5 comments:

Yapha said...

Oh these cards are great! I love the sentiment in the oval! And that embossed panel is stunning!

Tina Adams said...

Both of the cards are beautiful. I really like both color combinations.

Katherine said...

Beautiful cards! Not even sure which I like more!!

Adriana Benitez said...

Very pretty! Great combination of techniques, too!

Tanya Boser said...

Sweet quilted cards!