Monday, March 19, 2018

This Little Piggy retiform technique card

I had seen several cards using the retiform technique.  This card is my first try utilizing this technique.  It features This Little Piggy (143922) stamp set.  I sectioned off each triangle using post-it notes and sponged crumb cake ink along the edge of the post-it.  After making my four sections, I stamped my pigs in Momento tuxedo black ink and colored them with my Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.  The cute little lips and sentiment are also in the same stamp set. 

I used Smokey Slate light and dark (145058), Pink Pirouette light and dark (144604), Crumb Cake dark (144581) and the Bronze (144607) Stampin' blends markers to color my pigs.  I then added some clear Wink of Stella glitter brush (141897) on the wings of the flying pig for some sparkle on this card.  Stampin' Blends can be purchased individually, in combo packs of light and dark or in a markers collection (147475).  If you purchase the collection before March 31, 2018, you will earn up to two free Sale-A-Bration products.  Just click on the shopping cart to be taken to my online store where you can get further details.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you have been inspired to try this technique.  Please leave me a comment if you have questions or comments.  I would love to hear from you. 

Monday, March 12, 2018

Congratulations with a Beautiful Bouquet jar of love

This card combines a couple stamp sets to make a beautiful bouquet of flowers.  The background for this card is stamped with the Burlap background stamp (143982).  It's stamped on very vanilla cardstock with crumb cake ink.  The flowers are from the Beautiful Bouquet (143666) photopolymer stamp set and cut with the coordinating framelits Bouquet Bunch (143659) which can be purchased in a bundle (145297) to save you 10%.  The flowers are stamped in Sweet Sugarplum, Fresh Fig, Daffodil Delight and Peekaboo Peach.  They are sitting in a jar which was stamped on cardstock vellum (101856) from the Jar of Love (141587) stamp set and cut with the coordinating Everyday Jars framelits (141490).  These sets combined are amazing and extremely versatile.  They can be used for any occasion year around.  The water in the jar is stamped in pool party ink and the stamp is also from the Jar of Love stamp set.  My sentiment is stamped on whisper white and cut with stitched  shapes framelits (145372) and set on a scalloped square which was cut using the Layering Squares framelits (141708).  I also used some daffodil delight ribbon (retired) and burlap ribbon (141487) to finish off the card.  

Thanks for taking time from your busy day and stopping by my blog.  Please leave me a comment, I'd love to hear from you.  If you would like to order any of the products used on this project, please click on the shopping cart and it will take you to my online store where you can purchase those items and many more.  Have a creative day and I'll talk with you soon.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Hedgehog Happiness thank you card

Although this card features a retired stamp set, I combined it with products you can get from the 2018 Sale-a-Bration (SAB) brochure and some items from the annual catalog. The focal image was colored with our new Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.  I used Rich Razzleberry (144602), Smokey Slate (145058), Crumb Cake ((144601), light Daffodil Delight (144586), light Calypso Coral (144042) light Pink Pirouette (144592), light Old Olive (144574) and Bronze (144607).  The image was stamped in Momento Tuxedo black ink (132708) which is  a must for using the blends with.  It won't smear or bleed as it is meant to be used with alcohol inks.  The Springtime Foils designer series  paper is from the second release of SAB products which you  can choose for free when you purchase each $50 increment of product.  I used a sponge brayer (141714) to layer Berry Burst ink over  the white background to change the color.  I love how it turned it. The ribbon is from the 2018 occasions catalog and is the Berry Burst 3/8" metallic-edge ribbon (145489).  The card base is a piece of Berry Burst cardstock.  It can be purchased separately (144243) or in a multi pack of 2017-2019 in color cardstock (144247).

We do have a current stamp set which features adorable hedgehogs and is called Hedgehugs.  It is equally adorable and available now.  SAB items are available while supplies last, but no later than March 31, 2018, when the promotion ends.  Be sure to get yours right away before they sell out.  The Occasions catalog is available until May 31, 2018. Click on the shopping cart to the right, to go to my online store to make your purchases and be sure to take advantage of SAB.  Each $50 increment spent earns you one item.  If you spend $100, you can choose two in the $50 category OR for the first time, Stampin' Up does have three options to purchase at the $100 level.  Be sure to check it out.  You won't want to miss out. 

Thanks for taking time out of your busy day to stop by my blog.  I hope I've inspired you to do something creative today.  Please leave me a comment, I'd love to hear from you.