Blog candy? I'm a relative newbie to the blogging scene. However, there are still terms that I'm learning every day. If it translates to "a gift to blog readers" . . . then I'm prepared to offer a little blog candy as a "Merci" for your regular Stampin' Pretty visits!
I have an extra (brand new) Sale-A-Bration Merci set looking for a new home (and another Sale-A-Bration set to follow in the next few days). Just leave me a comment at the end of this post by the end of the day Thursday, March 13, telling me your favorite Sale-A-Bration stamp set, how the weather is or both. You are welcome to comment more than once. A "winner" will be randomly chosen on Friday and I'll ship (U.S. only) the winner's "blog candy" on Saturday.
Faux Cloisonn? is a seriously divine technique, highlighted by this week's Technique Lover's Challenge (link at the end of this post). I dipped the Merci butterfly in Versamark and stamped on a colorful magazine page–in this case a collage of roses from a fashion catalog. I then heat embossed with gold embossing powder and snipped them out.
Square punches of various colors provide a lovely backdrop. I chose to only glue my pretty insects in the middle and left the antennae and wings free to flutter. TIP: Please don't feel compelled to line up the butterflies like little soldiers . . . let them enjoy some movement. I stamped my sentiment and added a couple layers of ribbon at the top. TIP: The squares were adhered last so that I could balance them between the ribbon and sentiment.
The bottom of the vanilla card stock was sculpted with a Corner Rounder Punch and a piece of More Mustard was attached to add some vavoom against the scalloped border.
Stamp Sets: Merci (Sale-A-Bration, 111407), Simply Said
Paper: Very Vanilla (101650), More Mustard (100946), Pumpkin Pie (105117), Cameo Coral (100475), Ruby Red (102030), Summer Sun (103124)
Ink: Versamark (102283), Basic Black (101179)
Cool Tools: 1 3/8" Square Punch (103375), Corner Rounder Punch (109047), Heat Tool (100005)
The Perfect Touch: Gold Embossing Powder (109129), Groovy Guava Sherbet Ribbon Originals (109184), More Mustard 1/4" Grosgrain (109037)
Inspiration: Splitcoast Technique Lover's Challenge TLC159