We are going to need Valentines very soon! This one is made with the Sure Do Love You stamp set and the Lots of Love Box Framelits that match. The Designer Series paper is Painted with Love and the bottom scallop is from the Colorful Seasons dies. All of the hearts are popped up with 3 card stock hearts underneath them. The first heart has a Calypso Coral bow tied with the Calypso Coral Shimmer Ribbon that is free during Saleabration. The entire thing is finished off with a skinny strip of Gold Foil. Hugs, Fran
This stamp is from a new Stampin Up line called DisINKtive. It’s a Saleabration stamp that is free with a $50 purchase and looks like a photograph when stamped. I stamped it in Smoky Slate and adhered it to a piece of Smoky Slate a little offset. Then I simply stamped the sentiment in Basic Gray and scattered some sequins. Such a simple card! Hugs, Fran
This may well be my favorite Saleabration set – Party Pandas I used these cute little guys to create two shaker cards. There are a few differences (besides the colors!) so let’s take a look at them.
I used the Sweet & Sassy Framelits to make the openings on both cards. This one is a 4 x 5 1/4 white piece with some Tangerine Tango DSP behind it. The hat, ballon and heart on the envelope were colored with Stampin Blends and the openings were filled with some retired beads and sequins. After I die cut the openings, I put the die back over the opening and used a Tangerine Tango Stampin Write Marker to make a stitched line around the hearts.
The sentiment was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.
For this card I switched to Calypso Coral and used the Diagonal Stripe stamp to create a tone on tone background. The piece is slightly smaller- 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 – because I wanted to add a black mat to the back. And I ditched the patterned paper on this one and just used white. The Party Pandas will be available on January 4th. Have a favorite? Let me know! Hugs, Fran
Saleabration starts January 3rd and this is one of the choices that is free with a $50 purchase. For this card, I stamped the shoes from Epic Celebration in Momento Tuxedo Black in and colored them in with Stampin Blends. The sentiment is stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.
The guitar card was colored with colored pencils on Crumb Cake card stock. It didn’t really come out like I had imagined in my head – so I added shimmer pen (because that should make it better, shouldn’t[‘t it?) I think I will try it again with the Stampin Blends 🙂 Enjoy! Hugs, Fran
Here are two cards using Reverse Words (one of the new SAB offerings) and Moon Baby (Occasion Mini.)
I stamped the baby and fussy cut her out. The Hooray is stamped in Pink Pirouette and die cut with a stitched rectangle, placed on a Pink Pirouette stitched rectangle and then all put on a background embossed with the Large Polka Dots embossing folder.
And here’s the baby boy version done in Marina Mist. Hint – if you have trouble fussy cutting the umbrella stick – just cut off the top of the umbrella and then reassemble. Only a few more days to get Reverse Words! Hugs, Fran
Make a Medallion is another stamp set you can choose as a Salebration freebie starting tomorrow. For this card I stamped it multiple times in Versamark on Whisper White and then heat embossed it white embossing powder. (You could also use clear) Sponge on Island Indigo, Bermuda Bay and Pool Party from bottom to top and add a sentiment strip from One Big Meaning. Add a little bit of 3/8 Metallic Ribbon and some sequins and mount on some Heavy White card stock. Hugs, Fran
It starts today! Salebration! And this card shows off 2 of the free sets available when you spend $50. Avant Garden and So Very Much. I stamped a flower from Avant Garden in Melon Mambo and Tangerine Tango on to water color paper and then added leaves in Wild Wasabi and Garden Green. Using an aqua painter, I got the flowers and leaves wet and let them blend a little bit. After they had dried, I stamped on top of it with the So Very Much sentiment in Stazon. Think of all the color combos you could use! Hugs, Fran
So while I was wandering around Pinterest, I saw a beautiful card done by Jennifer McGuire (I think!) using the resist technique. This is where you heat emboss your image and sponge (or brayer) ink over the image and the ink “resists” your embossing. I tried it with the Saleabration set Hello. I stamped the image over the front of the card, embossed in white, and sponged with Daffodil Delight and Bermuda Bay. The result was a bright, happy card! The sentiment is from Timeless Love – one of my favorite sentiments!. This Hello set is only available for a few more days! Need it? Yes you do – and you need to hurry! Hugs, Fran