Today’s card features two of the amazing items available during Sale-a-Bration 2014 – Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper and You’re Lovely Stamp Set. It seems like Sale-a-Bration just started, but it’s soon going to be over – make sure you gather up all the freebies you need between now and March 31. This has been a friendly reminder from your friendly Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrator. You’re welcome. 🙂
Without any further ado, Dynamic Duo has declared this week “Black Tie” week – cards with Black and More Mustard (I used Basic Black and Summer Starfruit). Here’s my card for this week’s challenge:
- Painting the Stamp. Do you recognize the black border inside the Deco Label Framelit cutout? It’s from You’re Lovely (if you are reading carefully, you already know that). While this stamp image comes with a bushel of flowers, I used my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker to paint the edges of the border and stamp them down. QUICK TIP: If you are editing out a piece of an image by simply painting around it, you need to make sure the stamp is completely clean – the last thing you want to do is huff on the stamp and leave a dirty image behind. Don’t ask how I figured that one out.
- Snippy-Doodle-Whee! I love this little flower from Peaceful Petals. To add a little dimension, I embossed it twice on Summer Starfruit with Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I snipped one flower out. Snippy, snippy. I snipped select petals from the other flower and laid them down over the first one. A couple of flicks on those select petals bring this flower to life.
- An Appropriate Pattern. I have really come to love the earthiness of Summer Starfruit – just as it’s about to end its two-year term as an In Color. I LOVE the little white specks on this Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper. While they look like modern, little slashes, I think they also resemble rain that pours down over this flower.
Stamp sets: You’re Lovely, Express Yourself Papers: Summer Starfruit, Basic Black, Whisper White, Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper Inks: Jet Black Stazon Accessories: Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker, Deco Labels Collection Framelits, Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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Atlanta Get Together on Wednesday, March 26. Wednesday is a special day. For the first time ever, Stampin’ Up! is hosting a virtual workshop – folks from Stampin’ Up!’s home office will be running the show, and we’ll be following along. I’ll be streaming the event from my house, and I’d love for you to join in the fun! The cost is $55 – you’ll get the “All Wrapped Up Bundle” found on page 6 of the Sale-a-Bration Catalog – and your choice of a Sale-a-Bration item. I’ll also throw in a pack of Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper. If you would like to attend, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday, March 22 – I’ll need to place the order before the event. I hope you’ll join us!