It is a widely know fact that Sale-A-Bration is the best time of the Stampin’ Up! year, I mean hello “FREE STAMPS” the offering of Sale-A-Bration just got a little better with three new items to redeem free with every $90 spend check the new items HERE.
One of the new items is called Reverse Words and I have used it below, I am a huge fan of a watercolour look but not always able to achieve an “artful” distribution of water, most of the time it looks like a mess on paper; I had no problem with time around. I had a great time playing around with different options and getting inky while not making a mess, I have inked the image up in with Peekaboo Peach over the bottom half of the stamp and Flirty Flamingo over the remainder of the image and then sprayed the stamp with a little water, this allowed the two colours to blend together for an organic watercolour look. Hooray is a negative image in the stamp, so the colour of the cardstock shows through, I added to the greeting by stamping “it’s your day” from Big on Birthdays stamp set.
Here is the inside of the card, I used the same stamp as the front and just stamped a little section of the image to have a little watercolour look, the greeting is from the same stamp set as the front also which is Big on Birthdays.
This was a fairly fast card to create, have a look at the items below to see the items I have used. Don’t forget that if you spend $90 you can redeem a free Sale-A-Bration item.
I am a little over excited, this is my first card on my blog for 2017 and I have skipped the last few INKpired blog hops, I have not one much stamping since November so it was nice to sit and create. I can’t quite believe that this marks 50 INKspired blog hops, if you are not familiar the team is made up of ladies from my Stampin’ Up! Team and we come together each second Sunday evening to share a card using a sketch I designed as inspiration. Below is the sketch for this round, I did comment to the girls in the team that a heart is not required or planned (with Valentines Day in a week) the heart is just to show placement for an element.
Now, I did say I have not stamped in a while; when I have stamped, I have used the same Thinlit set of dies; they are new in the Occasions catalogue see page 26 they are called Detailed Dragonfly Thinlets and you can also buy a stamp set that coordinates. This card is for one of my dearest friends who is celebrating her birthday this month, I am the worst kind of card maker because I (blush) rarely give cards away on time but I always make a special point of being early for this friend and my mum; they are both stampers and appreciate a handmade card.
Thank you for stopping by! I promise the break between cards will not be long.
As a self-confessed Christmas CRAZY should be in my element, mid-December with everyone getting in the Christmas spirit, seeing Christmas decorations adorning stores and homes that I frequent but no, I am in total stress zone! I am not enjoying my favourite season as much as I do normally! I pulled out all of my Christmas Cards that I started making in July and add to each month; to realise I have not made enough! My list seems to have grown since last year. This weekend is always allocated as my gift wrapping and Christmas card sending weekend but as I type this Sunday evening half the gifts are wrapped and no cards have been written in, I spent most of the day making more cards. I am not good at last minute and I am not really a spontaneous person, I like NEED plans and everything in order; As I will explain a little lower I can up with a time-saving idea to get a bulk of cards completed.
Being a little stressed I had to also multi-task as I also planned to join some of my team members in our last INKspired blog hop for the year. For those who have not seen the INKspired blog hop before, I design a sketch (see below) and we all use this sketch as inspiration to create our card.
This is a good sketch to save for when inspiration is lacking, I am excited to see how the other INKspired Artists use this sketch. As I said above I needed to make some more Christmas cards, if I am making bulk cards then they need to be simple as you can see.
I had a stack of Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Hello December 2016 cards, you get more than 10 in each pack as they are intended for date cards in a scrapbook album.
If you are interested in more on the this product line I have added a video and they are have been marked down this month.
Welcome to the INKspired blog hop for round 46, the second last for the year. Like always I have given the team a sketch to use as inspiration to create their cards. I admit that I have NO idea what I was thinking when designing this layout, as you will soon see.
I totally used creative license with this one. The card has bee flipped, so turn you head to the left…. you may see how I used the sketch! The music note DSP is the dark green strip on the sketch and the unstamped area on the left was inspired by the shorter green strip on the sketch, I kept the greeting in the same postion.