Purple Posy is not a colour I’ve reached for much as we don’t have the inkpad but today I thought I use it in the Stampin’ Blends today to colour in this lovely floral birthday cake from the Happy Birthday To You stamp set. This is one of the current sets available free with a qualifing order of £45.00 until the end of Sale-A-Bration on March 31st.
This image makes a great focal point for cards and with the matching die from the Birthday Dies set its easy to cut out too. I’ve coloured the main flowers with Purple Posy, the little berries with Rococo Rose and the leaves with Mint Macaron and I’ve used Crumb Cake to colour the cake stand.
For the background I ran some Whisper White cardstock through the Stone 3D Embossing Folder to add some subtle texture. I added a strip of Purple Posy In- Colour Designer paper to the bottom half of the textured cardstock and then added a stip of the 1/4″ Mint Macaron Textile Ribbon, before adhering it all to a Mint Macaron layer and then the card base.
To finish the card I added a sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthday stamp set, stamped in Highland Heather onto a die cut scalloped label from the Sending Flowers Dies. I then added another scalloped label in Mint Macaron cut in half behind the sentiment to help it stand out. I finished the card by adding my coloured and die cut floral cake to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Perfect birthday card for any female in your life.
Today sees the second release of Sale-A-Bration items which are free with a purchase of £45.00 or more. There are five new products which include two new paper packs and three new stamps sets. Here’s a look at the new items available:
Which is your favourite? I like the Tags In Bloom Stamp Set and the Flowering Foils Speciality DSP as they both feature my favourite things florals!
As soon as I saw images in the Sale-A-Bration stamp set Power of Hope I was reminded of my childhood and her Willow Tree China. I was a very fussy eater and would only eat cheese sandwiches shaped as giraffes off the special blue plates at her house, bless her she made them for me every visit! So this one’s for you Grandma, thank you for indulging my childhood whims.
This is a very simple card using just Whisper White Thick cardstock as a base and Night of Navy cardstock and ink to create the image.
I used a Blender Pen to pull some of the ink off the outline of the chinese lady to give her dress a very slight blue colouring. The little bush in the corner was created with the top of the tree image. I stamped it once and it turned out not so good, so I just overstamped with the leftover ink on my stamp a few times to fill it in and I actually like how this turned out.
Are there any stamp sets which bring back happy childhood memories for you? I’d love to know all about them.
For today’s card I challenged myself to use some products which are not my favourites. As a starting point I pulled out some So Saffron cardstock, a colour I very very rarely use. This made me think of straw so I pulled out the Home to Roost stamp set from this year’s Sale-A-Bration selection and also the Garden Impressions 6 x 6 DSP stack which I find a little busy with so many colours included.
Here’s what I came up with and actually I quite like it, whowould have thought So Saffron, Calypso Coral and Bermuda Bay would work together.
Just a touch of Bermuda Bay has really brought this card to life don’t you think?
Being a Yorkshire girl the free Sale-A-Bration stamp set immeadiatly made me think of some of my favourite coastal villages which I’ve visited over the years. Staithes and Robin Hood’s bay being two of my favourties.
I stamped the image on watercolour paper and then coloured in select areas with the watercolour pencils. I’ve added more highlights of colour rather than a full coloured image as I wanted the image to stand out from my chosen background.
I added a slanted matt behind my image cut from the same size Stitched Rectangle in the Cajun Craze paper from the Nature’s Poem DSP . I then added this to a maated layer of
Old Olive cardstock which I’d run through the Bigshot with the Subtle Texture Impressions Embossing Folder to match the effect of the DSP.
A little Burlap ribbon adds to the rustic charm of the card and I think finishes it off nicely.
By the Bay may not be everyone’s first choice of Sale-A-Bration freebie but I think it worth a look, especially if your like me and love the sea.