Monday, June 20, 2022

Flowing Flowers & Free Shipping!

Tomorrow, Tuesday June 21st, Stampin' Up! is offering FREE SHIPPING on any order of $75 or more! What a great way to kick off the summer, right? 

I figured since we are nearing the end of the Jan-Jun mini catalog, I'd feature one of the retiring stamps with the new In Colors, to remind you that some things are ending very soon!

Flowing Flowers is a nine piece DistINKtive stamp set, creating different opacities in a single image. I find it best to use a sponge dauber to add ink to the stamp so it preserves the details better. I really like the sentiments (and fonts) that are included in this set.

I think Sweet Sorbet and Orchid Oasis complement each other beautifully, so to tie the floral image in to the card, I added matching DSP strips behind the Stylish Shapes die cut circle.

The Quatrefoil Tile embossing folder adds in interesting background, and the new In Color Matte Dots matched perfectly!

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Stamp Review Crew - Rays of Light

Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew's Rays of Light edition! The "Crew" is a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world who pick a stamp set or bundle to highlight on the first and third Mondays of each month, with a bonus hop if there is a fifth Monday. If you landed here from Nikki's blog, welcome! There are seven of us today.

Rays of Light is a cling rubber background stamp, and I had SO many ideas of what to make with it....and only time to do one. *sad face* So, here is my measly one.

I used the new masking paper to mask off the ocean while I stamped the rays, and then the other half of the sheet to cover the rays and add the Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay ocean with Blending Brushes. Oh, and a Pacific Point Stampin' Write Marker. (You ever notice how sometimes the horizon on the ocean looks darker?)

The palm trees are from the Palms Dies, part of the Paradise Palms bundle, and I used the greeting from that set. The sea gulls were borrowed from Waves of Inspiration.

Since that's all I have to share for today, click "Next" to see what Betty created, or "Previous" to visit Nikki again!

Sunday, June 19, 2022

The Control Freaks Favorite New In Color

The Freaky theme this month is our favorite new In Color. I love them all, so the favorite du jour is Orchid Oasis. If you landed here from Wendy's blog, welcome! There are four of us this time, so the hop won't take long!

I started with the yummy upcoming Sale-a-Bration bundle called Wonderful World. It's a cling stamp set and gorgeous DSP, and the DSP was the inspiration for this card.

The cornflower was colored with Orchid Oasis and Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Markers, then stamped off once to make a faded background. I wanted the Charming Sentiments greeting to be the main focal point.

The Delicate Edges die cut made a pretty lacy border which just seemed "right" for the DSP.

The next card uses more of the Wonderful World DSP, but this time paired with the Amazing Year cling stamp set. I love the sentiments included with this set, as well as the wrapped gift and bouquet. Pretty and fun to color!

If you look closely you'll see that a Deckled Rectangle Die was used for the greeting, and if you look really closely, you may notice some shiny silver pearls. Those Festive Pearls are coming in the Jul-Dec catalog next month!

Up next is Bree, at Craft-somnia Momma.