I just couldn't stop ink blending with the new blending brushes from Stampin' Up! They are just too much fun! If you missed it, be sure to check out yesterday's post where I shared lots of samples using ink blended backgrounds as well as a video on how to do ink blending. So, on y go! Let's get stamping.
Pretty Perennials Lots of Happy Card Idea
Like yesterday, I used the new Pretty Perennials stamp set and dies from the 2021 January-June Mini Catalog. For today's card, I wanted some warm sunny colors, so I turned to Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, and Poppy Parade. I created the ombre ink blended card front using blending brushes and then spritzed it with water to create the water spots. When it was dry, I added stenciled polka dots in the upper left and lower right corners using poppy parade ink and a blending brush. I added the die-cut black flowers over the stencil with a small rhinestone in the center of each. I stamped the greeting with Poppy Parade and Jet Black Stazon ink.
Stampin' Up!'s new Blending Brushes might be the new item from the January-June Mini Catalog that I am most excited about. If you remember, a few months ago, I shared how to do ink blending using make-up brushes. These new blending brushes are so much better! So, I had to make a new video to show you some of the fun things you can do with them. Plus I have lots of sample cards! So, on y go! Let's get stamping.
1. As a hostess or customer: You probably already know that when you host a party you can earn free Stampin' Up! product. As a demonstrator, I can still take advantage of this awesome reward! When I submit orders over $150, either a group of smaller customer orders or my own order, I can get the host benefits for that "party!" Likewise, when there are customer promotions, like Sale-A-Bration, I can also earn those rewards. This isn't true for every direct sales company, so it's definitely something I love.
2. Attending events: Many Stampin' Up! events also include goodies - like free stamps!
3. Prizes: Occasionally, there are company-wide challenges or special incentives within my team where I might win free stamps.
4. Product credits: During Sale-A-Bration, demonstrators can earn product credits. Also, when you reach the 2nd level in Stampin' Up!, you begin earning 2% of your quarterly sales as an additional product credit. How awesome is that?!?
If you would like to start earning free stamps as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I would love to talk to you more about it! Just leave a comment and send me an email and we'll chat.
Pretty Cards & Paper Blog Hop
This month, the international design team for the Pretty Cards & Paper blog hop has created some fabulous cards using the Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper. I hope you'll take a few minutes and go check out their amazing work!
I love card sketches! Whether you want to recreate the sketch exactly to create quick and easy cards or you want to use them for as a spring board for new ideas, they are perfect for getting started making a card. Today's sketch makes it easy to create quick cards with patterned paper. So, on y go! Let's get stamping.
Did you know that the Sweet Strawberry stamp set and punch from the new 2021 January-June Mini catalog and the Berry Blessings stamp set and patterned paper from the 2021 Sale-A-Bration brochure were designed to go together? When you see how gorgeous this patterned paper is and how well it works with the Sweet Strawberry stamps, you're not going to want to pass it up! Plus, you can get the Berry Blessings bundle for FREE with a $100 purchase during Sale-A-Bration. Patterned papers are always a hot Sale-A-Bration item, so be sure to snag this free bundle before it's gone. Alright, on y go! Let's get stamping.
Hello there Berry Blessings
My last card uses the blackberry/raspberry stamps from the Berry Blessings stamp set and the sentiment from the Sweet Strawberry set. I stamped the vine from the Sweet Strawberry set with Blackberry Bliss ink on Rich Razzleberry cardstock. Then, I embossed the Rich Razzleberry cardstock with the Subtle 3D embossing folder. I cut the frame from the sentiment using the Stitched So Sweetly dies and tied it with the new striped Blackberry Bliss ribbon. I love this ribbon because it is so easy to tie and holds its shape beautifully in bows!