over 24 hours left and we say goodbye to Sale-a-bration (SAB) for another
It’s been a great time and the gifts this year have one
of the best selections we’ve ever had!
While I’m disappointed to see SAB go, I’m a perenniel optimist
so I always think that when one door closes, another one opens and Stampin’ Up! is never short on surprises!
surprised myself yesterday working on my swaps – I’ve made a total of
67 so far!
Two or three more days and I should be there, including the
extras I’m making for my customers!
I’m planning a video to show how I
made my swaps, and if I have time, I’m going to make a stepped-up
version to share with you.
I’ve already made part of it, I just
need to finish it off!
The swap video should be uploaded on Sunday 9th April.
you feel a sense of déja vu with today’s card, you’ll be right – it’s based
it on a card I shared here on 29th December 2014!
SAB stamp set I used back then was called Lotus Blossom, and today’s SAB
stamp set is Avant Garden.
Like the 2015 stamp set, today’s flowers had
to be fussy cut but they were quite straightforward!
I adhered all three
layers together using Tombow.
I took a 2¼” strip of Whisper White CS
and, using the brush end of my Peekaboo Peach Marker Pen, “drew” some
squiggle lines from side to side!
This is relatively easy to do because they’re photopolymer stamps.
double stamping can be omitted; I did it because I wanted my flower
heads to be darker than the rest of the Peekaboo Peach colours.
stamp set in 2015 was two step stamping so it was easy to achieve the
Finally, I stamped the stamens inside the flower heads
using Soft Suede Ink.
I used some Peekaboo
Peach Ruched Ribbon and tied a bow around near the base, and then I adhered the strip
to the card front using Tombow.
took a strip of Whisper White CS that was 7/8″ wide and stamped THANKS
in Soft Suede Ink from the Thankful Thoughts Stamp Set.
I added three butterflies
from the In the Meadow Stamp Set in Peekaboo Peach Ink.
the right hand side, rounded the left hand side, and then adhered it
to the card front using Dimensionals.
finishing touch was to add a piece of Whisper White CS inside the card
and I stamped a flower head in the same colours as on the front of the
That’s it for today! I’m off to my studio now to make the next batch of swaps! Until tomorrow, happy crafting!