should have been a fabulous day for Stampin’ Up! yesterday turned out to
be an absolute nightmare for them!
Sale-a-bration started and
the new Spring catalogue went live, and then SU’s entire services crashed!
At first it was thought it was down to so many orders being placed, that
it overloaded the system, causing it to crash, but it turned out to be
more serious than that!
Up! are using a state-of-the-art system, and even the president of the
vendor company has been trying to figure out what went wrong.
this outrage was unprecedented, and it will take days, possibly months
to work out what went wrong.
quick bit of good news! Yesterday my GP decided that I had suffered
long enough with my sore throat – on and off for seven weeks! – and this
past week, a sore chest, that I’m now on penicillin! YAY! Thank you,
Going forward, I’ve
decided I’m going to use Thank You as a sentiment on as many of my
cards as possible! This is because I use more thank you cards than
anything else, so it’ll put extra meaning in the cards I make.
also mean that, like today’s card, my Thank You cards are going to be more
“decorated” than normal, when I mass product 20-30 at a time!
the theory – let’s see how I get on!
I stamped one of the ladies
from the Beautiful You Stamp Set onto a piece od Very Vanilla CS, using
Archival Black Ink.
I stamped over the image using one of the
“watercolour wash” stamps and paid attention as to where I place the
stamp i.e. I could just about see her moutn and the top of my stamp was
parallel to the bottom of her hat at the back.
I re-inked and stamped on
top of the last stamp, lining up the stamp in the same position as
used my Soft Sky Marker Pen to paint the hat roughly so it also looked like a
I die cut the image using a Stitched Shapes
Framelits Dies and layered it onto a scalloped oval die cut with the Layering
Oval Framelits Die.
I stamped the sentiment from the Sweet Cupcake
Stamp Set and layered it onto another strip of Very Vanilla.
I adhered the DSP to the Vary Vanilla layer using Tombow.
I attached the image using Dimensionals that I
adhered to the card front so I knew exactly where they were going
because I wanted them on the card front and not the ribbons. I
adhered the sentiment with Tombow.
Finally, I adhered a layer of Very Vanilla on
the inside of my card, stamped the top part of the lady and coloured as
the image on the front.
That’s about it for today. I have a delightfully busy day today, getting my happy mail ready to send out to my December customers!!
Until tomorrow, happy crafting.
You TU Card 04.01.17
(1cm x 4.5cm); ½” x 2” (1.3cm x 5cm);
x 5 5/8” (10.25cm x 14.25cm)
(10cm x 14cm)