Hi Stamping Friends!
Whew, it's good to be back! Little did I know when I posted last Wednesday that I was about to embark on a 5-day flu-cation. Certainly, not my favorite way to get some time off. Dang, I haven't been that sick from the flu since I was a child. It totally knocked me down. I'm finally feeling more myself today and eager to get back on schedule!
"Last Thursdays" Re-Scheduled For March 1—I'm moving my local "Last Thursdays" monthly card class to next week: Thursday, March 1, 6:30pm. As always, we'll create 4 cards for $15 or the class is FREE when you place a minimum order at the event. I'll show card samples when they are ready. Register Here if you'd like to attend.
New 2nd Release Sale-a-Bration Items Are Here! While I was sleeping, the three NEW 2nd Release Sale-a-Bration choices became available! Yippee!
- Eclectic Expressions stamp set (147335 wood, 147338 clear) – Level 1
- Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper (147193) – Level 1
- Blossoming Basket Bundle with Blossoming Basket stamp set and Basket Weave Dynamic Texture Impressions Folder (147504 wood, 147505 clear) – Level 2
Blossoming Basket Bundle With Blends Cards
Background Basics—I started by embossing a 5-3/8" x 4-1/8" piece of Very Vanilla cardstock with the Basket Weave Dynamic Texture Impressions Folder. This is one of those extra-deep folders that works best when you mist the cardstock a little with water to loosen up the fibers. The layer is adhered to a Very Vanilla Thick card base with a couple of strips of Tear & Tape Adhesive along the top and bottom and SNAIL adhesive for a secure hold.
Blended Blooms—I stamped the Blossoming Basket image in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto a 3-1/4" x 3-1/4" piece of Very Vanilla, then colored it with Stampin' Blends Markers. I colored the basket with Crumb Cake, flowers with Calypso Coral & Daffodil Delight, and leaves with Old Olive. Color TIPS: I color over the whole area with the light marker, add some shading detail with the dark marker, then blend out the areas with the light marker again.
I made the flowers Daffodil Delight with Calypso Coral centers this time, and the butterfly is in Calypso Coral, too.
Watch the Blossoming Basket Bundle video to see it in action!
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