Thursday, January 7, 2016

2016 Sale-A-Bration Sneak Peek - What I Love - Part Four & REMINDER

Hello everyone! Today's card is for the 'fussy cutter'. What I love about fussy cutting is the effect you get when you layer all the things you cut out. And if the card is for someone special, then it's worth the extra work.

In the closeup below you can see the details of the layering better. You can also see the light background stamping I did using the "Hardwood" background stamp. To get that faded look, all you have to do is take a piece of Stampin' Sponge, ink it, and dab the stamp a little here and there. Then take the piece you are going to stamp[ and place it on top of the background stamp and without moving the piece of cardstock, gently rub, or use your brayer, to imprint your background. Who says you have to have the background stamp in it's entirety?

Here, in the following photo, you can see the background effect again where I stamped the sentiment.

Below is a side view. The only thing popped up, with dimensionals, is the foreground flower.

I used the same background technique for the inside of the card. With using Sahara Sand, the background is light enough that it won't interfere with what you write on the inside of the card.

I also off stamped more than once to get lighter colouring with the same ink pads. Have fun with this technique! (What I used will be at the end of this post)

Hope you have been having fun browsing through the new Occasions & Sale-A-Bration catalogues! (Links to the PDF Catalogues on on the right side bar)


Saturday, January 9th is your 2016 Occasions & Sale-A-Bration Catalogue Pick-Up Day! Between 2:00pm & 8:00pm you can:

  • Pick-Up your free catalogues 
  • View some projects made with new product 
  • Play with a couple of new stamp sets 
  • Sign up for Paper Share ($18.00)
  • Sign up up for a few classes 
  • Visit, and have a treat
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Happy Stamping!

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1 comment:

Michelle said...

So nice! I wondered if you cut all that by hand. Whoa! I really like the softer look of the hardwood background. Thank you so much for sharing how you achieved that! The inside is sooo pretty! I'm going to have to try that.