It’s Wednesday – time to turn that frown upside down. Today I am sharing a cute card I made last week and some new promotions that were announced yesterday morning. I even have a sample to share with the project kit that was released yesterday. This is a really great kit – don’t miss it!
One of my LEAST favorite stamp sets when the Annual Catalog was released was Crazy, Mixed-Up Love. A blender, a lemon, a lava lamp, a light bulb, a bee and a coat hanger. I think it was the image of little hearts in blender that turned me off – doesn’t seem really sweet, does it? During the 25% Off 25 Stamp Sets promotion a couple of weeks ago, though, I ordered the set. Now that I have the set in my crafty, little hands, consider my mind changed. I can’t wait to make more projects with this adorable set. Here’s my first card with this set:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
Background Design. I shared this card with a demonstrator friend of mine, who asked what technique I used to make that background design. You might already know this (you smarty pants), but the answer is simple! It’s a page from Venetian Romance. This design is presented twice in this pack: once in Island Indigo and once in Tangerine Tango. I wasn’t sure what to do with this paper until I started playing with the lava lamp.
Color Combination. I didn’t go to the Color Coach for this color combination, but I’m sold on it. It’s really very simple – this is simply a variation on the classic blue-and-red. I knew I was working with the lava-like background in Island Indigo and wanted the hearts to be red. Essentially, the colors were selected for me.
Balance. None of the focal points on this card are centered. The band of DSP is closer to the top of the card than the bottom. The lamp is stamped on the top, right corner of the centerpiece, which is then placed toward the bottom of the card. The stamp set comes with “i lava you” just beneath the lamp – I masked the sentiment when I stamped the lamp so that I could offset it a bit. With the lamp in the top, left of the box, I anchored the sentiment in the bottom, right. When the balance was still off a bit, I added three Candy Dots in the top, right. This helped to balance color and weight. Thank goodness for Candy Dots!
Stamp Sets: Crazy, Mixed-Up Love Inks: Real Red Papers: Real Red, Island Indigo, Very Vanilla, Venetian Romance Accessories: Bitty Banners Framelits, Candy Dots (Island Indigo), Word WIndow punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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WEEKLY DEAL. It’s Wednesday, and that means Stampin’ Up! announced another amazing weekly deal yesterday – a selection of great products at a discount for this week only. Woo hoo! You can check out the new items on the list by clicking here.
Festive Flurry Ornament Kit. This kit was released on Tuesday – it makes 10 amazing snowlflake ornaments – and everything is already cut and scored for you. This kit is only $14.95 – and is a “while supplies last” promotion. Don’t miss out on this. To order this kit, click here. As I write this post, I am in Utah. I’ve been at Stampin’ Up!’s headquarters for the past two days at our Rising Star Retreat. We received our very own kit when we arrived Monday morning. 🙂 Here’s a picture of the kit from Stampin’ Up!’s marketing:
I’ll be sharing more about my trip to Utah on Friday. Tomorrow is a Pals Paper Arts day, so my post will be up at 5:30 am. Thanks!