Happy New Year, y’all! If your night was anything like mine, then you were tucked in bed early, enjoying a restful night of sleep when the clock struck midnight. By the time this blog post goes live, I’ve likely been up for several hours, working away in the Fungeon. What a great way to spend the first day of the year! 🙂
Night of Navy, Wisteria Wonder and Silver – this color combination for this week’s PPA Color Challenge seems like the perfect combination for a formal, but fun, celebration of life. The blue is so formal, the purple is so sweet, and the silver binds them together with a little festive sparkle. My card celebrates life and the start of a new year. Here’s my card:
- Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper. The striped background of this card is made with a new Specialty Designer Series Paper from Sale-a-Bration. I love this paper. Irresistibly Yours is a sturdy white cardstock with a white embossed pattern on each page – stripes, scallops, dots, flowers, leaves and stars. Because the paper is already embossed, you can color the paper (but leave the embossed areas snow white). So much fun! The white stripes you see on this card are the areas that are already embossed for us. 🙂
- Mask, Ink, Dauber, Wipe, Repeat. To create the colors on the background stripes, I masked the group of stripes on the paper, inked up my Sponge Dauber and then painted the stripes. I wiped the ink off the paper (it doesn’t dry on the embossed sections) with a paper towel and removed the masking. I opted for a pattern of 3-2-3-2, using silver at each “2” layer and alternating Night of Navy and Wisteria Wonder at each “3”. The silver was hard to photograph, but it’s there. 🙂
- Cut it out! After I had painted the stripes on this Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper, I dared to cut into the paper with my 2-1/2″ Circle punch. I didn’t expect anything to go wrong, but it still felt like a risk. The sentiment (from Hello Life photopolymer stamp set) is cropped with a 1-3/4″ Circle punch and layered on a 2″ circle of Wisteria Wonder. I popped up the layer of Specialty Designer Series Paper and each layer of circles with Stampin’ Dimensionals, utilizing the negative space of the Night of Navy layer beneath.
Stamp Sets: Hello Life Papers: Wisteria Wonder, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper Inks: Night of Navy, Wisteria Wonder, Silver Metallic Ink Accessories: 2-1/2″ Circle punch, 2″ Circle punch, 1-3/4″ Circle punch, Sponge Daubers, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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Sale-a-Bration and Occasions. Are you ready for the launch of Sale-a-Bration and the 2015 Occasions Catalog on January 6? January’s going to be WONDERFUL, and you don’t want to miss out. If you don’t know what to expect, please reach out to me. If you don’t have a catalog and would like to be my customer, please reach out to me. I’m more than happy to send you one. Email me at [email protected]
Product Shares and Swatch Books. I’ll be hosting product shares and selling Designer Series Swatch Books at the launch of the new catalog. I will begin taking orders early next week – be on the lookout for more information soon. Woo hoo! I love to share with you. If you would like to be on my email distribution list, please email me at [email protected]
My Stampin’ Clubhouse. I have had so much fun with my current online club and have several people interested in starting one. The beginning of the year is as good a time as any – just agree to place a $25 order each month and you’ll earn the host rewards in one of the months. And you’ll get little gifts from me, too. 🙂 If you are interested, please reach out to me. I’d love to get another club up-and-running. Email me at [email protected] if you are interested or want more information.