Special Offers/Special Birthday

By | September 9, 2016

It’s week two of Stampin’ Up!’s September Special Offers!  Selected items are 25% off!!!  Get them while you can.  Also, be sure to check back on September 15th for more special offers.

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Here are links to my online store for each item.  (The reduced price will appear at checkout.)

October Promotion Coming:

Another big promotion is coming during the month of October for select designer series papers (DSP).  Buy 3 and get the 4th FREE!!!  I’ll provide more details later.

 

Inspiration:

Next, I have a little inspiration for you.  This is a birthday card that I made for my son, who will be having his 22nd birthday next week!!!  I had fun using two of my favorite products — the From Land to Sea stamp set and the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits.

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The Swirly Scribbles die cuts made me think of waves, so I thought it would be fun to twist a bunch of them together using varying shades.  To create this look, I cut out three die cuts from watercolor paper and two from Dapper Denim cardstock.  Next, I used an Aqua Painter to color the watercolor paper ones in varying tones of blue, including Island Indigo, Bermuda Bay, and Tempting Turquoise ink.

In order to twist and overlap the die cut pieces, I had to cut a few apart.  I also turned some upside down.

This look makes me think of the Finding Nemo movie and the EAC (Eastern Australian Current) … Duuude.

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For the turtles, I stamped them with Gray Archival Ink on watercolor paper.  This ink is made for watercoloring and will not smear when wet.  I watercolored the turtles with Garden Green, Cucumber Crush and Soft Suede ink and then cut them out with scissors.

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After watercoloring my background paper with Tempting Turquoise and Cucumber Crush ink, I layered all the pieces and added a few White Perfect Accents to mimic splashing water.

Finally, I added a greeting from the Butterfly Basics stamp set.  (This stamp set has great greetings.  However, you could easily substitute a sentiment of your choice.)

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Supplies used on my card:

Tami Hewlett

 

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