It is time to put away the Christmas stamp sets and designer series papers and make room on my craft table for the new and exciting products coming soon when the Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration go live on January 3, 2018.
For today’s project I chose a stamp set from the Sale-A-Bration brochure which is available for FREE after you purchase $50 in other Stampin’ Up! products (before tax and shipping).
NOTE: The floral image on this stamp set is a new style of stamp called “Distinctive”* – the stamp lays down the ink at different opacities giving the finished image more depth. Just ink the surface lightly for a perfect photographic finish (*Patent pending).
Without further delay, here is today’s finished card:
Now you may be thinking “that looks a little weird”, but it is actually just the technique that I chose to use which was demonstrated at OnStage in November. I stamped the floral image in Smoky Slate and allowed it to dry completely. I then selected some of my Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers and colored areas of the stamped image to bring out the flowers and leaves. Once I was done I applied a coat of Clear Wink of Stella to the entire stamped image and using my Layering Ovals Framelits I cut out the image and created an “Eclipse” card by attaching the cutout to the card front with dimensionals over the area where the oval was cut from.
Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used in the design of this card which can quickly be added to your shopping cart by clicking on the thumbnails below:
If you have any other questions regarding the design of this card, do not hesitate to leave a comment or send me an email. I am always happy to help.
Stamparatus Reservation Window Closes December 30, 2017
If you want to get Stampin’ Up!’s new stamp placement tool before it becomes available in June 2018 with the release of the new Annual Catalog, be sure to go online to stampinup.com to reserve yours before 11:59 PM (MT) on December 30, 2017. You will need to have an online account to make your reservation and will be required to enter a credit card (or debit card) number; however, your card will not be charged until the tool ships in mid-March. You will receive an email from Stampin’ Up! to notify you to complete your order when inventory has been received at the distribution center.
Year-End Sales Event
If you still have items from the Holiday Catalog on your wish list that are not on the Carryover list, you have until January 2, 2018 to place your order. Keep in mind that items included as part of this event are available only while supplies last. Some items have been discounted so be sure to check out the Event lists. (Links are provided in the right margin of my blog.)
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper. Until next time, stamp on my friends.