I recently posted about a card I’d created using the lovely Sale-a-bration (SAB) free stamp set, So Very Much. My post is here if you want to have another look. For a class last weekend, I decided to revisit the idea, this time taking my colour inspiration from another SAB freebie, the Carried Away DSP. The colours are Mint Macaron, Night of Navy, Peekaboo Peach, Smoky Slate and Watermelon Wonder. I recently stocked up on the in colour re-inkers so I was good to go! The baby wipe technique is used to create a multicoloured “inkpad” and by stamping in Versamark first, you can add the clear embossing powder, giving a real shine to the sentiment once it’s heat embossed.
This card has an extra layer – I didn’t like my Whisper white layer straight onto the Carried Away DSP pattern I’d chosen, so I added a skinny Night of Navy border between them. It’s not obvious, but you’d notice if it wasn’t there, I think. I chose Watermelon Wonder as the base colour – I love the combination of this with Night of Navy – it’s a real favourite. I’m really sad that Watermelon Wonder will be retiring in June along with the rest of the 2015-2017 in colours as I’ve come to love it, but we’ll have five new in colours to play with and enjoy. I have to admit that I really hadn’t taken to one of the colours we got last year – Peekaboo Peach – and this is the first card I’ve made that uses it. But I really like the effect it’s added to my colour mix on this card. So much so that I used it even more obviously in another card, which I’ll share another time.
Don’t forget that we are in the last days of Sale-a-bration now! You only have until 31st March to grab one of these limited edition freebies. Some things will start to be unavailable – glimmer paper is already sold out in the US, so if you want something specific, don’t delay.
If you want to place an order please just click on the “Shop with Me” button to the right and don’t forget to use the host code – UDS3QBUK – if your order is less than £150 to receive an extra gift from me. Over £150 don’t use it as you’ll get the rewards to spend and you’ll still get the gift from me. As an additional SAB incentive, if you are intending to place a large order, you will receive an additional £20 in host rewards if your order is £200 or more.
If you have a really long wish list (I know I did!) then consider signing up as a demo and joining my team. It’s a great deal – choose £130’s worth of products, pay £99 and no P&P and during SAB you also get to choose two additional stamp sets absolutely free! If you are interested and want my help choosing your starter kit, just get in touch. If you know what you want click on the “Join my team” button on the right and get started.
I hope you liked today’s card and techniques. See you on Friday for my last post highlighting Sale-a-bration.
So, you’re probably wondering how I missed my Wednesday post? I blame Barcelona. Unfortunately, my bag was stolen while I was there last weekend and this week got lost in a delayed return as I had to get an emergency passport, doing battle with insurance companies and generally sorting things out. I’m fine and at the end of the day, it was just stuff and I did get an extra day in one of my favourite cities. I’m not letting the experience mar my weekend or how I feel about Barcelona and I’ll be going back.
Anyway, on to today’s card. I made this as inspiration for our craft retreat attendees, using some of the products they received in their goody bag and taking the colours from the Party animal DSP as my starting point. I also used the “Thank You” stamp from the Sale-a-bration stamp set, So Very Much.
I used re-inkers in the Party Animal colours (Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Emerald Envy, Pacific Point & Tangerine Tango) to drop ink onto a couple of folded baby wipes to create my ink pad. I wiped embossing buddy over my Whisper White layer, stamped my stamp in Versamark and then into my makeshift ink pad. Finally, I used clear embossing powder and heat embossed. I used one of the Party Animals DSP’s as my border and Crushed Curry as my base.
Want to make this? You’ll need to spend £45 in order to choose the stamp set as your Sale-a-bration item. To get there I’d suggest Whisper White and Crushed Curry cardstock, Party Animals DSP, ink refillers in Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Emerald Envy, Pacific Point and Tangerine Tango, embossing buddy, Versamark and clear embossing powder. Click on the Shop with me button and don’t forget to use the host code – TRS79Q47 – if your order is less than £150 to receive an extra gift from me. Over £150 don’t use it as you’ll get the rewards to spend and you’ll still get the gift from me.
Simple but effective – I love that bit of rainbow! See you on Wednesday (further disasters permitting!).
Last week’s CAS Colours & Sketches challenge was a really fun one – you have time to enter as it doesn’t close until tomorrow evening, UK time. My Design Team card for it is here if you want to see it. I decided to make a variation on it as I had a card class on Saturday and needed it to be C6 sized, as I didn’t have any matching envelope paper to make the square shape the original card required. Sometimes, necessity really is the mother of invention! I also made a couple of other changes. But first, here’s my card:
My other changes were to add a bit of bling with the single diamante and to clear emboss the sentiment. I’ll admit we didn’t do that in class, I decided to do it later, when it was too late to share it with my attendees. They loved the effect (I did it while they were making their own cards, as an experiment), so I’ve promised we’ll use it next time. My sister Liz (her fab blog is here) mentioned that she’d seen a post by Pootles where she talked about this – you use embossing buddy as normal, then stamp in Versamark, followed by the ink colour you want. Finally, add clear embossing powder and heat. I’ve done clear embossing before, just by adding the powder to wet ink (you have to be fast!), but this gives a better image as you’re using Versamark. I think it looks great, so thanks to Liz and Sam!
I have to admit, I think this card is better than the original, although not quite so clean and simple What do you think? Hope you like it.
See you on Thursday for CAS Colours & Sketches.