Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! We’ve got a nice little sketch to play with today – and it’s wide open! Be sure to check out all the ladies’ projects when you get done here!
Here’s the sketch…
So – let me ask y’all something. And this is probably a stupid question.
Okay. What is your favorite price?
I suppose a lot of you rich folk are saying…”well, Mary, since money is no object for me….”
But – ask me what my favorite price is!!
And the answer is…zero. Zilch. Nada. FREE!
If that happens to also be your favorite price, then Sale-A-Bration, which starts on 3 Jan – is right up your alley. And so is my card for today! It uses three different goodies that you’re going to be able to get for free during SAB. Lots of Lavender is a gorgeous botanical stamp set and the Amazing You is a sentiment/image set that coordinates with a wondrous thinlits set called Celebrate You. Take a look-see at what happens when you put them together.
Oh wait – did you see another new goody? Two? Yep. It’s the Simple Stripes TIEF and some new Whisper White 1/4″ Organza Ribbon from the Occasions Catalog!
I played along with another challenge from the Card Concept – and their inspiration photo helped me with the stripes and the twine and the Crumb Cake dominant color.
I started with a piece of Crumb Cake card stock for the card front and stamped the gorgeous Lots of Lavender flower bouquet in Soft Suede. Then I cut out the circle with the second-to-largest circle die in the Stitched Shapes Framelits. I removed the circle and DE-bossed the rest of the card front in that Simple Stripes TIEF. Then I Fast Fuse’d it to a Whisper White panel.
I wrapped a length of that new Whisper White 1/4″ Organza Ribbon (avail 3 Jan) around the matted panel, securing it in the back with scotch tape and then matted the whole thing on a Flirty Flamingo panel.
Using my Blender Pen, I colored just the flowers on just the die cut circle in Flirty Flamingo. I colored all the petals once and then went back and colored some of them a second time to darken the shade. Then I touched up each petal with a non-SU! White Gel Pen.
The first part of the sentiment is from the SAB Amazing You stamp set – I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig and stamped “you” in Soft Suede under the flowers then I popped the circle back onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The large sentiment is one of the three gorgeous dies in the Celebrate You Thinlits. This Thinlit set will be available free with a $100 purchase – this is the first time SU! has offered multiple levels of free goodness during Sale-A-Bration!
I used the “amazing” die to cut the word in Dazzling Diamond Glimmer Paper then adhered it over the popped up circle and organza ribbon.
I finished off the card front with a quick bow of Flirty Flamingo Baker’s Twine and a few Pearl Basic Jewels.
On the inside, I added the Lots of Lavender image in Soft Suede ink to another piece of Crumb Cake and colored just the flowers with my Blender Pen and Flirty Flamingo ink. Then I touched each petal with the White Gel Pen.
I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Whisper White and Flirty Flamingo mat and into my Crumb Cake card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a repeat of the Lots of Lavender flower – it looks a little different since it’s stamped on white instead of the Crumb Cake – on the front…
…and I stamped another little image from the Lots of Lavender set on the envelope in Soft Suede – and colored it with my Flirty Flamingo and Blender Pen.
Et Voila! Y’all – I was so freakin’ excited to see this new word thinlit set – the Celebrate You Thinlits – and boy… was I right to be excited! How gorgeous is that sentiment? And it works perfectly with the Amazing You stamp set, don’t you think? I was equally happy to get the Lots of Lavender stamp set – I’m a sucker for beautiful flowers that I can’t kill!! 🙂
Oh – did I mention that they’re…free?!? Hope you like!
Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hoppers 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!
Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!
Have fun on the Hop!!
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STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
The Simple Stripes TIEF and Whisper White 1/4″ Organza Ribbon will be available on 3 Jan 18 in Occasions Catalog. Lots of Lavender, Amazing You and the Celebrate You Thinlits will be available for FREE in the Sale-A-Bration Catalog!
CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
Crumb Cake Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 4 1/4″); 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front and inner liner)
Flirty Flamingo Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)
Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (second mats for card front and for inner liner)
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