One of my favorite free (with $100 order) items in the Sale-a-Bration brochure is the Detailed Dogwood stamp set, and I loved the cards featured with this stamp set (page 15). So I decided to c.a.s.e (copy and selectively edit) the design.
I also love the Stampin’ Glass Mat Studio that is a FREE bonus
option for the Sale-a-Bration Starter Kit join special (choose $125 of products
and pay just $99 (includes shipping) and choose one of the bonus options). I use my glass mat all the time, and this
project was no exception.
I used the Stampin’ Brayer to cover a piece of Basic White cardstock with Petal Pink ink and then applied Wild Wheat ink with a Blending Brush around opposite corners of the cardstock. One of the reasons I love the glass mat so much is how easy it is to apply ink with a blending brush, bringing the brush in from the glass mat onto the cardstock. And it’s so easy to clean up the ink from the glass.
My next step was to tap my Calypso Coral ink pad onto my Clear Block E and then spritz the inked block with water. I pressed a wad of plastic wrap into the spritzed ink and then applied it to my cardstock in 3 places.
I lined up the long dotted texture stamp from the Detailed Dogwood stamp with a grid line on my glass mat, inked it up with Petal Pink ink, and then laid my cardstock piece over it centering the long bottom edge over the inked stamp.
I stamped the shorter woven texture image just above the
dotted image about ½” from the left edge, and then immediately stamped the
image again just above and to the left (without reinking) so that the image ran
over the left edge of the cardstock. I
stamped the small floral image in Calypso Coral ink over this textured image
and also stamped the dragonfly image in the upper right corner in Calypso Coral
ink. I stamped the ampersand image in
the lower right corner in Petal Pink ink, about 1” from right and bottom edges. My final step for this piece was to distress
the edges with Early Espresso ink.
On a separate piece of Basic White cardstock, I stamped the
larger dogwood image in Early Espresso ink and the ticket image in Wild Wheat
and then cut both images out with Paper Snips.
I also punched a sentiment label using the Heartfelt Hexagon Punch.
The sentiment I used is from the Softly Sophisticated stamp
set and embossing folder bundle in the Sale-a-Bration brochure (another free
with $100 item). I used the Early
Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker from the Neutrals set to color just the “hello”
portion, stamped it on my hexagon at the top left, and then cleaned off the
stamp. Then I colored the “there”
portion of the sentiment stamp and stamped it underneath.
I spritzed a piece of Early Espresso cardstock with water, wadded
it up and then unfolded it and then ran it through the Stampin’ Cut &
Emboss Machine with the Softly Sophisticated Embossing Folder. I finished off this cardstock piece by
brushing the edges with Wild Wheat ink.
After cutting a 3 ¾” piece of Natural ¼” Wavy Trim, I now
had all my piece ready to assemble my card as shown above. My final step in assembling the card was to
adhere some Calypso Coral Opaque Faceted Gems (another FREE item – with $50
order) to my card front.
For our Team Tutorial bundle this month, I designed a
slimline panel that can be used for a card and which I used for the front cover of a journal made from discarded
return envelopes. I followed a similar process
to that above and created a page layout for my journal. You can receive the Team Tutorial bundle free with any order placed with me this month. Check out all the new products at my webstore here.
There aren’t enough words to tell you how much I LOVE my Stampin’
Glass Mat Studio! I know you’ll love it
too, and I would love to help you get the Glass Mat free with a Starter Kit. You can email me at kimskeepsakecreations.com or click here for more information.
Don’t forget to check out my teammates’ projects for more
Sale-a-Bration inspiration! Thanks for hopping
with us this month!