Mornin’, y’all – it’s Thursday and that means it’s Happy Stampers Blog Hop Day! We’re almost thru the week – yeah! – and the weather is gorgeous here in the deep South! Spring in the South is the bomb-diggity. When we get some, that is! And we’ve got a few days where the weatherman is promising just that!
Today’s Happy Stampers Blog Hop is a color challenge:
I pulled out another soon-to-Retire stamp – the oh-so-preety Sweetbriar Rose. I combined it with the Hardwood Stamp, and a little dab of Summer Silhouettes (also Retiring!). My sentiments are from Greatest Greetings and the soon-to-be-available Floral Affection stamp sets. Take a look-see:
I started with a panel of Crumb Cake card stock – onto which I heat embossed the image from Sweetbriar Rose. I inked the stamp with Versamark Ink, stamped the image and sprinkled it with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder (2016-2017 Annual Catalog).
I repeated the same heat embossing process on a piece of Rose Red card stock.
I fussy cut the Copper Embossed Rose Red roses. To make the petals – I cut in towards the center of each flower. I colored the flowers by picking up Rose Red ink pad lid with my Clear Wink of Stella. I first colored the entire flower, and then I went back over the areas of the flowers, where there would be “shadows”, with more Rose Red ink.
The sentiment is from Floral Affection – a brand new stamp set that you’ll be able to get on 1 June – and is also heat embossed in Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Since this is a small and detailed image, I made sure to use my Embossing Buddy on the card stock before I stamped the Versamark.
I tore the edges of the panel, and lightly sponged it with more Crumb Cake. For the card front, I stamped the Hardwood image in Crumb Cake ink on a second piece of Crumb Cake card stock, and then sponged its edges with more of the same ink color.
I popped the flower-embossed panel onto the Hardwood stamped panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The last thing to do was adhere the flowers. I lightly rolled the petals with a Bone Folder – kind of individually shaping each petal to give a more realistic look. I used a combination of SNAIL and Stampin’ Dimensionals – again to make them have a little life. And that was it for the card front.
For the inside – I repeated the Hardwood in Crumb Cake on a Crumb Cake mat, sponging the edges. Over the top, I SNAILd a second piece of Crumb Cake, with the edges torn and sponged. I used a sentiment from Greatest Greetings in Rose Red – that I’d stamped off once before stamping. Over that, in stamped-off-TWICE Garden Green – I added a cute little image from Summer Silhouettes. It’s two images – the stem first and then the little “flowers”.
…and then I used a flower-dy piece of Neutrals DSP and my Envelope Liner Framelits to make a liner. I toyed with Rose Red or Garden Green for the liner – but they were too….jarring in the envelope. At least they were for me! 🙂
Now that you’ve seen my card, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Stampers Team blogs today!
If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Jari Francis’ page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!
HOST CODE FOR 16 Apr – 30 Apr 16: CAZKY77C
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 brand new 2015-16 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog.
Now’s the time to get your favorites – with discounts of up to 50% off! – before they’re gone. Stamps will be available thru 31 May – everything else is while supplies last! Click right here to go straight to the Retiring Products in my Online Store! You can see them in the store, or check out either of these documents:
PRICING CHANGES IN THE 2016-2017 ANNUAL CATALOG
Stampin’ Up! notified us they’ll be increasing the prices on a few things in the new catalog. The following items will be increasing in price beginning on 1 June:
- 8-1/2″ x 11″ card stock packs of 24 sheets will be $8 per pack
- 8-1/2″ x 11″ mixed color card stock packs of 20 sheets will be $8 per pack
- 12″ x 12″ mixed color card stock packs of 20 sheets will be $11 per pack
- 12″ x 12″ Basic Black and Whisper White card stock will be $7 per pack
- 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Stacks will be $10 per pack
- 8-1/2″ x 11″ White Vellum will be $8 per pack
- 8-1/2″ x 11″ Whisper White and Very Vanilla card stock packs will be $9 per pack
Bundle pricing will be changing as well. Here are the details for the bundles beginning on 1 June:
- Bundles will no longer carryover outside the life of the publication. Once the sales period ends for the catalog, the bundle will no longer be available at its special pricing, even if the components of the bundle are still available.
- Bundles will now be offered at a 10% discount.
But – the good news is you’ve got plenty of time to pick up those last few bundles that you’re wanting (at the 15% discount!) and stock up on card stock in all of the colors before the prices increase in June!
Let me know if you have any questions! 🙂
As a special perk, all Demonstrators get to order from a selection of items from the new annual catalog -starting today! If you’re considering joining, now is a great time to jump in! You can select items from the retiring list, the current catalogs, clearance rack and the new catalog list in your Starter Kit AND you’ll get copies of the brand new catalogs when your kit arrives!
If you have any questions about joining, feel free to stop by my Join My Team page on my blog or drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to have you join us! If you’re ready to jump in and order your Starter Kit, click here and scroll down to the pink “join now” bar and click on it to get started! Hope to hear from you soon! 🙂
CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT
Floral Affection stamp set and Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder available 1 June 16
CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT
Very Vanilla Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base; scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and inner liner); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front and inner liner – then torn)
Rose Red Card Stock: Sweetbriar Rose flowers
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