Hello Monday! Hope y’all had a great weekend!
We had a Blog Candy Winner – from a lot of comments. Thanks so much to everyone who stopped by! Read on and I’ll share the winner’s name at the end of this post!
I’ll get right into the share today – won’t waste your time with a lot of blather about non-card-stuff! My card today uses the Summer Silhouettes and You’re So Lovely stamp sets. Very simple and easy – using a sponging technique that I saw on Pinterest. Stamp & Create With Sabrina is the website where I saw the original card that led me to mine today! Take a look-see:
I was playing along with this week’s challenge over at Pals Paper Arts. PPA 295 was a color challenge:
I started out by cutting a Whisper White card stock panel for my card front. Using Sticky Note tape, I secured it to my Grid Paper. Over that, I secured two strips of card stock to act as the mask for my sponging.
The photo on the left side shows how I secured the card stock mat. Then I used a Sponge Dauber to sponge my Crumb Cake ink – you can see where I started my circular sponging on the mask and then moved into the card front panel. That helps to control the amount of ink going on and also minimizes the BIG DARK SPOT in your sponge area. What’s the cardinal rule of sponging? You got it – you can always ADD more color, but it’s darned hard to take it away! 🙂
Once I had the corner sponged to my exacting standards, I pulled off the mask and let my panel go!
I pulled out the Summer Silhouettes stamp set and stamped two of the dandelion stem images in Cucumber Crush down in the corner. I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to add the dandelion flowers on top of the stems.
The splotches and splats (Official Stamper-Words) are stamped in Bermuda Bay – and come from the Timeless Textures stamp set in the Occasions catalog. I stamped them all off once before I stamped the card.
For the sentiment, I pulled out the You’re So Lovely stamp set – from the Occasions Catalog – and inked it up in Bermuda Bay. It’s a Photopolymer set, so I was able to just line it up and stamp it where I needed it to be!
I decided I wanted to add just a little more…something…to the card. So, I pulled out my Simply Scored board, and added little double corners on all four corners of the white panel. Here’s a close up of the two top corners – the bottoms are identical!
Yes – I’d smudged a little bit of Bermuda Bay on my “white t-shirt”. It happens. Don’t judge.
That’s why the crafting fairies give us Rhinestones and Pearls! 😉
Hope that you like it and will try some of your own!
Now – for the winner of the Blog Candy! I got a lot of great comments – overall Mossy Meadow, Blackberry Bliss and Lost Lagoon will be the most missed 2014-2016 In Colors – a sentiment that I heartily agree with! I’ll be SO sorry to see Mossy Meadow, in particular, go away!
The handy Random Number generator churned and churned and spit out….#73!
“I am going to miss BlackBerry Bliss. I love the richness of the color.”
YEAH! Congratulations, Roberta! I’ll be sending you an e-mail shortly to get your mailing address and then I’ll get your goodies packaged up and off to you just as quick as I can do it! 🙂
Tomorrow is the unveiling of the LAST of the WEEKLY DEALS! There were a bunch of them this week – so if there were things that you wanted from that list, be sure to get them today!
See you in the morning…
P. S. There’s still time to stock up on 2014-2016 In Colors card stock and ink refills. And to get an order in to get your spot in line for a new 2016 -2017 Annual Catalog – free!
HOST CODE FOR 1 APR – 15 APR 16: FJJRBUGX
Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog.
2016-2017 ANNUAL CATALOG COMING SOON!
The time is growing near when we’ll say good-bye to the 2016 Occasions catalog and the 2015-2016 Annual Catalog! The announcement of the Official Retiring Product list will be made on 18 Apr. That’s when those In Color products we’ve loved for the last two years will start to leap off the shelves – so be sure to stock up now!
About two weeks later – in the first week of May – I’ll be sending new 2016-2017 Annual Catalogs to those folks who’ve ordered $50 or more from me in the past 12 months.
If you haven’t ordered from me – there’s still time! Just click on my Online Store icon over there to the right side of your screen and get shopping! Just be sure to check “Yes” at the screen that asks you if your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator (that would be me!) can contact you! I promise I won’t bug you – but if you don’t select that, I can’t see anything about you – so…I can’t send you your ordering gift, sign you up for my Rewards Program or send you a catalog! Nuthin’!
WEEKLY DEALS FOR 5 Apr – 11 Apr 16!! Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store. The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through 11 Apr!
STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S CARD
CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT
Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
Cucumber Crush Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and inner liner)
Whisper White Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front and inner liner)
2015-2017 In Color DSP Stack (in Cucumber Crush): envelope liner
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ALMOST TIME TO SAY GOOD-BYE TO THE 2014-2016 IN COLORS!
Don’t forget to stock up on these 2014-2016 In Color Supplies – once they’re announced as retiring (coming up in the not-too-distant future!) these are the things that fly off the shelves like Krispy Kreme Donuts when the “HOT” Sign is lit up!
If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!
Stampin’ Up! has started a new way to let you all know when items are Backordered or in Limited Supply. When you place an order thru my Online Store, you’ll get a message telling you a status of the item.
If you want more information on a particular product – like when it’s expected back in stock – please give me a call or shoot me an e-mail and I’ll be glad to help! 🙂