There’s only a little over one month left of Sale-a-Bration! This is Stampin’ Up!’s biggest, best sale of the year. It’s a great time to earn free stamps and accessories for yourself, as a hostess, and/or for guests at workshops. Sale-a-Bration ends March 31, 2015, so be sure to take advantage of it while it lasts.
So, have you already earned the Sale-a-Bration stamp sets and products that really caught your eye in January when it all started? Well, guess what? Stampin’ Up! has four NEW Sale-a-bration products that will be available on March 1st! If you missed my post yesterday (because I added this information a little late), here are the new Sale-a-Bration items that I’m talking about:
These new items are in addition to all the Sale-a-Bration products available in the original brochure.
Check out all that gorgeous Thick Baker’s Twine in the 2014-2016 In Colors! That’s going straight to the top of my list. Also, look at the gorgeous designer Vellum Stack below! Finally, both of the new stamp sets are ones you can color with Blendabilities Markers, which is perfect since you can earn Blendabilities Markers as free Sale-a-Bration items too!
Talking about Sale-a-Bration, how about a little inspiration? Today, I’m using the A Happy Thing stamp set, the Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Paper, and Blendabilities Markers, each of which you can earn for free when you purchase $50 from now until March 31, 2015.
I tried some fun techniques on this card; in fact I plan to share one of these techniques on my Technique Thursday this week. First, I used a brayer to color the Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Paper. But, instead of just blending the background with the brayer, I purposely made stripes with three colors of green: Mossy Meadow, Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz. I really like the way this came out!
Another technique I used was to color the entire background of the circle with Soft Sky Blendabilities Markers. I really love how that turned out too! I feel like I was on a good roll:)
Here’s a closer look at the circle so you can see my coloring. I used a mask to stamp two lemon stamps on top of one another. The lemons are colored with Daffodil Delight Blendabilities, and the the leaves with Old Olive Blendabilities. The doily in the background was too big, so I pleated it to make it smaller.
Did you notice the pretty cotton twine? Ohhhhh, that’s part of the Painted Blooms Cotton Twine. I just got it because I’m going to use it for my Stamps In the Mail projects for next month and I LOVE it!!!! It is so smooth and silky…a super nice quality.
In this photo, you can see my brayer work a little better. I started with the lightest green and worked up to the darkest, then went back and filled in the holes with the lightest. I only inked up small sections of my brayer to make the stripes. I think next time I try this, I’ll try starting with the darkest color first and working towards the lightest. I actually think that would have worked better.
You know, at first I wasn’t quite sure what to do with this lemon stamp, but I really like this card. So, you really never know what’s going to work. I do really like the “Love Life” stamp though!
Supplies used on my card:
More Sale-a-Bration Inspiration!
Each week, Stampin’ Up! selects a Sale-a-Bration item to feature for its own inspiration. This week, it’s the Simply Wonderful stamp set. Demonstrator Mary Fish created these pretty projects.
Here’s the weekly deals announced by Stampin’ Up! today. They include lots of Spring related items and good ole’ Baker’s Twine. I love Baker’s Twine of any color because it adds style to any card without adding a lot of bulk (and the need for extra postage!)
Have a wonderful and creative week!