Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Sale-A-Bration Blooms!

Shellie R. - this card's for you! LOL!

Yesterday, my friend and fellow demo, Shellie was here helping me cut some cardstock for a big private stamp camp this weekend and I was trying to come up with a card using the Sale-A-Bration stamp set "Botanical Blooms". After what can only be described as fits and starts, I set the stamped piece aside along with the Rose Red cardstock base and layer, too frustrated to continue. (Sorry, Jen, we are doing a different card at the camp this weekend!)

So, when I finished making my fun Blogger's Challenge project today - you'll see that one on Friday, so be sure to check back cuz it's REALLY cool - I picked up the pieces, so to speak and began again.

This time, I decided to add the saffron to lighten up the dark layers of Rose Red and Old Olive. Using another found piece from my scrap folder, I ran this So Saffron circle through my Big Shot with the Small Polka Dot Texturz plate to give it a little somthin' somethin'! Then I sponged the edges and all over the top to bring out the dots in the background. The edges of the floral images and the greeting were also sponged with So Saffron to soften them.

Using the So Saffron ribbon from the Sale-A-Bration Ribbon Bundle I tied it in a knot all the way around the card front. I just hate it when ribbon is cut off on the edges, don't you? It looks so unfinished to me. And the ribbon on the inside of the card adds a bit of color there too, so I almost always wrap it around. It uses a little bit more ribbon, but the effect is SO worth it. Ok, that's my soapbox for today - back to the card.

The greeting was created with the Say it With Scallops stamp set. Yes, I know that stamp set is meant to be used with the Scallop Square punch - but, look how cool this is! I used my Stampin' Write Markers in Old Olive and Rose Red to color directly on the words so I could use just them and punch it out with my 1" Circle Punch. The Rose Red and Old Olive layers are punched with the 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" Circle puches and layered onto Stampin' Dimensionals to pop it up above the ribbon.

So, there ya' go - I used those gorgeous stamped flowers after all and made a pretty cute card in the process. I hope you like it Shellie! And if the rest of you like it too, leave me a comment and tell me what you think - I love to hear from you! It just makes my day better!

Remember, all the products I used today can be purchased from my Stampin' Up! website at . Just click on the "SHOP NOW" button at the top right and you can find everything I listed here. The best part is that the Botanical Blooms stamp set and the Ribbon Bundle are each a FREE choice for you with a $50 order! But only until March 31st, so don't miss the boat - I mean stamps! :)

Happy Tuesday!



  1. So adorable! Have fun at your stamp camp this weekend!

  2. oooh, I really like this one!!!

  3. Told you it needed sponging, didn't I? Heh heh. Thanks for the card--it made me smile!


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