Just Released—14 More Sale-A-Bration Options Added!
Wow! There's a brand new selection of Sale-a-Bration options! Stampin' Up! has added 14 items that are regular products already available in either the Occasions Catalog or Annual Catalog. Those items will continue to be available for purchase, but now you'll be able to select them as a FREE item when you purchase a qualifying order! Woohoo! You must use the new item number from the 3rd Release Sale-a-Bration Flyer to redeem your selection. Here's the complete list:
NEW Level 1 Items—FREE with a $50 order! You must use these item numbers, also listed on the 3rd Release Flyer, to redeem your FREE Sale-a-Bration item.
The 2nd Release Springtime Foils Designer Series Papers may be my absolute favorite selection of this promotion! There are so many ways to alter it! Today, I'm sharing a fun technique called Blends Resist!
Blends Resist Technique Step 1—I started with a 4" x 4" square of the floral Springtime Foils DSP. I colored the leaves with Old Olive light Stampin' Blends Markers, then colored the flowers with Rich Razzleberry Blends in both light and dark. The glossy finish on this paper affects the blending properties of the markers, giving you a different, yet still very pretty look when shading.
Blends Resist Technique Step 2—Once the flowers are colored in, add the Classic Ink color of your choice to the background by dragging the pad over the entire Springtime Foils piece. That's right…directly over the flowers that you already colored! This works with light colors, like the Marina Mist ink I used on this project, as well as dark colors like Night of Navy or even Memento Tuxedo Black ink! The Stampin' Blends alcohol-based ink resists the water-based ink, allowing the Blends colors to shine through! Try it! It's so awesome! Wipe the entire piece with a tissue to pick up any residual ink and make the rose gold foil shine. The background colors end up much lighter than the original color.
Diagonal Background—After coloring and inking, I cut the 4" x 4" square diagonally. I lined the top of the bottom floral panel with some retired copper washi tape, but you could use a 1/4" strip of Copper Foil instead.
Next, using a 4" x 5-1/4" Whisper White piece of cardstock as a foundation, I used Dimensionals to pop up the top of the DSP at the top and the bottom section of DSP at the bottom, creating a gap in the middle. The whole background was adhered to a Marina Mist card base.
Sentiment & Finishing Touches—I stamped a Perennial Birthday sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink inside the gap. I added a Berry Burst Crinkle Ribbon bow with a Glue Dot underneath the sentiment. For the finishing touch, I colored two Pearl Jewels with the Bronze Stampin' Blends Marker, which kinda looks like copper, and adhered them on either side of the greeting. Love that little coordinating detail!
Two Cool—I did a second version with Calypso Coral flowers, covered in Pool Party ink!
This time, it's mounted onto a Bermuda Bay card base and decorated with a Bermuda Bay Shimmer Ribbon bow from the Sale-a-Bration Shimmer Ribbon Pack. The Pearl Jewel was colored with a dark Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends Marker.
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Please note: Due to overwhelming popularity, many Stampin' Blends Markers are currently on backorder, some thru mid-April, and some thru mid-June. You can still order them and receive them as soon as they are available.
Register Now For The March 29 "Last Thursdays" Class—Create 4 cards using Too Cool techniques, plus envelopes. This month, we'll be featuring items from the Sale-a-Bration promotions and Occasions Catalog! This class is perfect for any level stamper, but it's designed for new stampers to get a feel for the basics and try out some simple, but cool, techniques! Class is Thursday, March 1, 6:30pm, at my Too Cool Stamping Studio in Fort Wayne, IN. Cost is $15 or the class is FREE when you place a minimum order at the event.