Hey y’all – it’s Tuesday, 2 Aug – and you know what that means, right?? Yup – today’s the day you can get the great new Thoughtful Branches stamp set and the matching Beautiful Branches Thinlits. Get them separately – or better yet, get them as a bundle and save 10%. AND – if you got those Bonus Days coupons last month – you can reduce the price even further! That’s right – it’s time to spend what you earned! They expire at the end of August!! 🙂
You can also snag that other new stamp set – “I Stamped This” – a great set full of images that let everyone who gets one of your beautiful creations know that you made it with your very own hands – and a lot of love!
There’s more info – including pictures! – down below.
For today, though, I have a card that was a special request. My friend needed another Get Well/Encouragement card – for a dog lover. And a Labrador Retriever lover, more specifically! So I pulled out a few fun Stampin’ Up! sets – My Hero, the new Weather Together bundle and the fun Over the Rainbow stamp set. Then I added a non-SU! labrador stamp. Take a look-see:
I started the front by heat embossing a bunch of the raindrop image from the Weather Together stamp set. Before I could do that, though, I had to build my dog and umbrella, so I’d know where to put the rain!
The umbrella is from the My Hero stamp set (this is the 2016-2017 Ronald McDonald House Charity stamp set). I stamped it in Night of Navy on Whisper White and used the umbrella die from the Umbrella Weather Framelits to cut it out. My lab is stamped in Basic Black Archival Ink on Whisper White and then fussy cut. I arranged the umbrella with a handle from Weather Together (stamped in Night of Navy and cut with the handle die in Umbrella Weather) and the dog and laid it on my Whisper White panel.
I stamped the Weather Together raindrops in Versamark ink all over the card – avoiding under the umbrella – and then sprinkled it all with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I heated it up and had raindrops!
To color the Whisper White card stock, I used one of the new Sponge Brayers and colored the entire panel with Marina Mist Ink. I wiped off the raindrops to restore their whiteness. Then I sponged Island Indigo ink around the top of the panel and down the sides a little ways – you know, to make a dark and stormy night! I double matted the panel, first with Smoky Slate and then with Island Indigo.
My clouds are all stamped in Smoky Slate ink – on Whisper White and Smoky Slate card stock – and cut with the cloud dies from Umbrella Weather Framelits. While I was at it – I cut out a bunch of raindrops in Whisper White and Smoky Slate – with the raindrop cutter-outer die in…yep – Umbrella Weather!
And then I…
Approximately 3 bazillion of them. One at a time. With my tweezers and little smears of Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.
Persnickety indeed. But – I think it added a lot of depth and texture to this card front.
Please tell me you think so, too…. 😉
With that done…finally!…I colored the umbrella handle with Smoky Slate in the handle and Real Red on the grip and threaded it thru the lab’s little feet. I used a little Liquid Glue to adhere the umbrella to the handle and then popped the combination on with Stampin’ Dimensionals. To ground the image a little, I sketched in some…well…ground...under the dog with my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker.
I decided the umbrella needed a little oomph – so I cut one of the umbrella borders with the Umbrella Weather die from some Real Red and glued it to the edge of the umbrella. Then I added a Night of Navy Solid Baker’s Twine bow and a teensy little Gold Foil heart that I punched out with my Heart Confetti Border Punch.
On the inside, I went opposite the bad weather of the card front. To start with, I stamped the sentiment from Weather Together in Night of Navy in the middle of my Whisper White Panel and added the black lab again in the bottom corner (complete with bow and gold heart). Then, I enlisted the help of the Over the Rainbow stamp set.
I stamped the sun from Over the Rainbow in Daffodil Delight – then I made a sticky note mask of the sun. With the image covered, I added three swaths – in pretty non-traditional rainbow colors – Tangerine Tango, Elegant Eggplant and Garden Green. The flowers across the bottom, from Weather Together, are stamped in Island Indigo and Daffodil Delight. Then I used my Wild Wasabi and Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Markers to make some grass and stems.
The panel is matted first on Daffodil Delight – to match the idea of a brighter day! – and then on Island Indigo. I SNAILd it all into my Night of Navy card base, popped the front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.
Et Voila! Perhaps not the least-persnickety card I’ve ever made, but I’m really happy with how it turned out! And really, if I hadn’t gotten the cra-cra idea to add all the raindrops….it wouldn’t have been persnickety at all! 🙂 I hope that the Weather Together Bundle will make your list of “must haves” – it’s got lots of potential for cards to folks who just need a little lift!
Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this for yourself!
HOST CODE FOR 1 AUG – 15 AUG: 2WGEWYF6
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There are 12 US states having state sales tax holidays for school supplies. What does that mean for you? Stampin’ Up! products that fall under that category will be tax free for a limited time! If you live in one of the lucky states, make sure to take advantage of the holiday!
You can click on the picture below or check out this PDF to see which states are offering the holiday and relevant information for each state including holiday dates, products that qualify, and dollar limits per item.
You must place your order with Stampin’ Up! during the tax holiday period in order to receive these items tax-free (midnight on the first day to 11:59 PM on the last day of the tax holiday).
Keep in mind that this is a state sales tax holiday and may not apply to additional county, city, and special jurisdiction taxes. Lastly, Massachusetts normally participates in this holiday but they are not participating this year.
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Thoughtful Branches Bundle
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AVAILABLE 2 AUG – 31 AUG 16!
“I Stamped This” Stamp Set
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AVAILABLE 2 AUG 16 – 31 MAY 17
Getcha those new stamp sets and Thinlits, folks – I suspect they’ll go fast! And, remember, Thoughtful Branches will only be available in August! 🙂 On top of that – it’s time to start spending those Bonus Days Coupons you earned last month! They, too, expire at the end of August!
Finally – if you’re needing Trimmer Blades (Item #126995) for your Stampin’ Trimmer – we received a shipment and they’ll be available to order (limit of three) beginning Wednesday, August 3, at 8:00 AM (MT). Keep in mind that when this supply of blades is depleted, they will return to “not orderable” status until we receive the next shipment. We expect that the blades will run out quickly since they haven’t been consistently orderable for several weeks.
STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
CARD CUTS FOR THIS PROJECT:
Night of Navy Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
Island Indigo Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)
Smoky Slate Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for card front); Umbrella Weather Framelit cloud cut outs
Daffodil Delight Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner)
Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); various cut outs for front of card
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