With just one week left of Stampin' Up!'s Sale-A-Bration, I thought I would spend the next few days showcasing a few more of the free stamp sets (and the Love and Happiness Rub-Ons) for stampers who still want "in" on the deal. You earn one free Sale-A-Bration set (or rub-on pack) for every $50 in merchandise you order.
Please click here to download the Sale-A-Bration brochure and see the choices offered during this event. It all comes to an end March 17.
I often write that I my projects are inspired by fashion and homes magazines. Today's card is no exception. I found a very 60's pattern and colors in an issue of J. Crew that I thought would marry well with the "groovy feel" of the Friendship Blooms stamp set and the Love & Happiness Rub-Ons.
The card base is Chocolate Chip with Whisper White on top. I cut strips of Apricot Appeal and Green Galore and ran each through different Cuttlebug embossing folders (Swiss Dots and Paisley). The flower is Chocolate Chip stamped on Only Orange card stock and snipped out. I added a brown felt flower, button and brown hemp to finish the look. The "stem" was created with Papertrey Ink's Faux Ribbon collection. The flexibility of the acrylic dotted line stamp allowed me to bend it for some curves. I stamped the leaves in Chocolate Chip on Whisper White, and they were snipped out, too.
The sentiment says a "groovy" hello in Chocolate Chip on Apricot Appeal card stock. A Marvy Scalloped Oval Punch snapped it out in no time. TIP: Always stamp before you punch . . . it's much easier to line up the punch (upside down so you can see the image) than punching and trying to line up the stamp. I added a couple Chocolate Chip Butterfly Rub-Ons in a flash.
The Photo Corner Punch started off the final detail (Green Galore), followed by some Only Orange 1/4" circles and a 1/2" Chocolate Chip circle under one of them.
TIP: The perfect touch to about 90% of my projects is using Stampin' Dimensionals. I love the way they easily add 3-D. Very inexpensively, too. They are two sided adhesive pillows, that can be cut or used whole. I have used them in this project under the flower, leaves and sentiment for a little "heightening" (a hilarious word from an episode of Seinfeld).
Peace and Love . . . . Mary
Stamp Set: Friendship Blooms (111403), Papertrey Faux Ribbon and Borders and Corners Ovals (hello sentiment)
Paper: Green Galore(101768), Apricot Appeal (105124), Whisper White (100730), Chocolate Chip (102128)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908)
Cool Tools: 1/4" (104942)and 1/2" (104390) Circle Punches, Photo Corners Punch (109042), Marvy Scalloped Oval Super Jumbo Punch, Cuttlebug
The Perfect Touch: Love & Happiness Rub-Ons (111228), Colored Buttons (Bold Brights, 103977), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and Paisley Embossing Folders, Brown Hemp, Felt Flower (American Crafts Greenhouse)