Monochromatic Heartfelt Blooms

Hey Everyone!

Just popping in today with a quick post.  I’m sharing one of the cards we’ll be making at Thursday’s Simply Beautiful Card Class. It uses the same stamp set I used yesterday but in a totally different way.  Yesterday I colored a bit with the Blends and today I created a monochromatic card in Berry Burst.

The stamp set is called Heartfelt Blooms and you can receive it FREE during Sale-A-Bration!  That’s right,  FREE!  With every $50 you purchase you get to choose a Free product from the Sale-A-Bration brochure.

So what are your thoughts about the look of this image?  Do you like the photographic look?  I’m thinking it’s really cool.   It’s what Stampin’ Up! is calling a  Distinctive stamp.  It’s a stamp that lays down ink at different opacities giving the image more depth….so it looks like a photographic finish. What I’m loving is that it looks beautiful stamped in any color and when you stamp it in smoky slate it looks great with added color.

Would you like to receive this card as happy mail?  If the answer is yes leave a comment.  I’m picking someone from the comments each day to receive the posted card.  So stop back often.

 

 

Reminders for Local Classes

Simply Beautiful Card Class
Thursday, Feb 22 at 10:00 am and 6:30 pm

Perennial Birthday Project Kit Class
Tuesday, Feb 27 at 6:30pm


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If you can’t make the Perennial Birthday Kit Class in my studio on the Feb 27
I will be doing it again at Evans Place in Jasper on Saturday, March 10 at 4:00pm.
You can register on their Facebook event
If you have questions please contact me



Products used in today’s card:

Heartfelt Blooms Free During Sale-A-Bration

Heartfelt Blooms the new Distinctive stamps in the Sale-A-Abration catalog. Choose it FREE with a $50 order.

My card today is one of three cards I created using the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set in the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  It’s a new type of stamp that Stampin’ Up! has developed that lays down ink at different opacities giving the finished image more depth.  I’m not sure how it’s done I just know that it makes the flowers in this image look real.  And the best part…you can get this set completely FREE with a $50 order!

Tips:

  • I kept the color scheme and layout of the card very basic so that the flower was the real focal point.
  • The image looks great in all different colors but on this card I chose Smokey Slate so that I could add some color using the Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. All I did was color right over the image.   If you haven’t tried our new alcohol markers yet you really need to.  They make coloring easy with no stress.  Take it from a gal that never favored coloring until now.

  • Stamping your sentiment right across part of your image is something that newer stampers wouldn’t often think to do. I love the single focal point look and It’s a great way to be able to use a larger sentiment when there appears to be not enough space.
  • Scatter a few adhesive backed pearls on your card to add that little something extra.

I’m having fun giving away the cards I post every day.  All you need to do is make a comment and the next day I announce who I’ve randomly chosen to receive the card of the day.  If chosen you have 3 days to email me your address.  If you would like to join the fun below to comment.  Not sure what to say…then just let me know which you use more of…rhinestones or pearls?

Stop back tomorrow when I’ll be sharing another way to use the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set.

If you’re local, you don’t want to miss out on my two upcoming classes this month!
Simply Beautiful Card Class and the 
Perennial Birthday Project Kit.  

You’ll find the dates and times on my events calendar and from there you can click to get registered. REMEMBER…the Perennial Birthday Class is a PrePay Class.  You are not registered until you have signed up and made payment.  Payment is due for the Kit Class on Wednesday Feb 21. Looking forward to stamping with you!



Sale-A-Bration Happy Wishes Birthday Card

Hey Everyone!
Sharing a swap card I made for this month’s Happy Heart Stampers’ Team Meeting.  The theme was birthday and I just love the ‘happy’ in this birthday card!  Like the last two days, I’ll be choosing someone to receive this card as happy mail.  All you need to do is make a comment at the end of the post and I may be choosing you!  You have 3 days to email me your address so I can drop it in the mail.  Saturday’s card is going to Mary Ann, if I hear from her soon, and yesterday’s to Sandy.   This is fun!


Happy Wishes is the perfect stamp set for all occasions. It includes 16 stamps and you can get it free with a purchase during Sale-A-Bration!

I love black and white cards with a pop of color but in this case pop maybe isn’t the word I would use.  Instead, I used soft subtle colors. This is actually a card I cased from the Sale-a-bration Brochure and at the end of the post I’ll share the card so you can see the changes I did make.

Tips:

  • The Happy Wishes stamp set is a Sale-A-Bration stamp set that has 16 stamps for lots of occasions and you can get it free during Sale-A-Bration.  It’s one of the special products you can get when you place a $100 order.  That’s something new this year and I love the option.
  • The sentiment is stamped inTuxedo Black Memento ink.  I love our Archival Basic Black Ink but I knew I wanted to use Stampin’ Blends to color the flower and therefore needed to use a water based ink so the black wouldn’t bleed into the flowers.  If you decide to use ink and blender pens or watercolor pencils then you would want to use the archival black.

  • The Petal Passion Designer Series Paper pack is all black and white designs.  It’s great paper to have on hand because you can use it as is like I did here or you can color it like I did on a card in an earlier post.
  • The embossing folder is a new one in the Occasions Catalog called the Petal Pair.  It’s two smaller embossing folders that are great for adding a little texture to your cards.
  • I used the lighter shades of four different Stampin’ Blends…Pink Pirouette, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party and Old Olive.  I used the brush end so I could gently use the tip to catch all the tiny areas in the flowers. You do need a steady hand but with the Color Lifter I was able to push the color back in the design in the few places that needed that.
  • I’ll be adding a free tutorial for this card to my newsletter next week.  If you aren’t a subscriber get signed up today!

This is the card in the Sale-A-Bration Brochure I cased plus another sample.

 

Find additional ideas for the Happy Wishes Stamp Set in this video by Stampin’ Up!.

 

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Would you have noticed that I cased the catalog card if I hadn’t told you?  Make a comment for today’s card.

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