All this week I am sharing projects that feature exclusive Sale-a-Bration items. You’re on notice that Sale-a-Bration wraps up on Friday, so make sure you take full advantage of all it has to offer (all the cool people are placing their orders here.)
I’ll admit that this is the first time I’ve sat down to use my Bloomin’ Marvelous stamp set. Now that I’ve used it, I’m upset with myself for waiting so long. Because the set is designed with a texture to the images, the images are EASY to stamp – no worrying about getting a clean stamp because you won’t get one – and it’s all part of the design. AND that hummingbird is stunning. AND that butterfly coordinates with the Bitty Butterfly punch.
And here’s the stamp set:
Tips, tricks and reminders
- Easy to snip. These flowers and leaves were all snipped by hand. I love to snip (and I already know you don’t like to snip – don’t think I don’t know you). Well, these little flowers were so easy to snip. No little caverns to snip into. It’s just in and out. I snipped out 8 or 9 of these flowers before I realized that’d be too many for this concept.
- Second generation stamping. Some people call it a second generation stamp, and others call it stamping off once. You say “tomato”, I say “delicious fruit/vegetable that’s great on pizza”. No matter the nomenclature, the set is perfect for stamping once in the original color and then stamping another time or two (at another place on your page) without reinking. For example, I stamped the flower on Whisper White with Raspberry Ripple. Without reinking, I stamped it two more times. The second time I stamped it was lighter (actually very close to Primrose Petals). The third was faint and beautiful. This technique is perfect for creating a background or generating varying hues of the same principle color.
- Adding a window pane. My unfinished card did not include the window pane. After I glued everything down, I was afraid the window just looked like an oval cutout. I trimmed two long, very thin strips of Basic Gray card stock and glued them perpendicular to one another at the intersection of the two. I ran that through the Big Shot with the appropriate Oval size, resulting in the perfect final component to the card. I made this card with just a Spring or Mother’s Day feel to it. After adding the off-center window pane, it also evokes a peaceful Easter feel to it. Do you see that?
Stamp sets: Bloomin’ Marvelous Inks: Primrose Petals, Lucky Limeade, Marina Mist Papers: Primrose Petals, Basic Gray, Marina Mist, Whisper White, Sunshine & Sprinkles Designer Series Paper Accessories: Ovals Collection Framelits
Check out my other project from this week that include Sale-a-Bration items you don’t want to miss out on:
DAY TWO: Vintage Verses
DAY THREE: Pretty Petites & Petite Curly Punch
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New Stamp Set and Punch Offer. Stampin’ Up! has released a new stamp set that will be available in the new catalog. Check it out here.
Big Shot Offer. As SAB wraps up, so does my Big Shot Offer. If you order a Big Shot from me before March 22, I will send you your choice of any two embossing folders – PLUS you get the SAB benefits. Place your order here.
Spring One-for-One Swap. We’re swapping Spring cards. Join us! Click here to join.
Relay for Life Birthday Cards. Click here to find out how you can help Terri give birthday cards to cancer survivors at this year’s Relay for Life gala.