Friday, January 12, 2018

Inky Friends: Time to Sale-A-Brate

Sale-A-Bration time is here, and my Inky Friends and I want to share some fun ideas for all the free goodies you can earn between January 3-March 31 this year. Stampin' Up! has quite the wonderful selection for us, and I can't wait to play with them ALL!

If Sale-A-Bration is a new concept for you, let me explain a little bit. Once a year, Stampin' Up! has a period of time that you can earn extra free product with every $50 US that you spent on product. This year, there are bigger and better offerings for each $100 US in product! Check out this year's selections here!

If you are following along in order, you just arrived from Rhonda Griffin's blog where she used Lots of Lavender. How beautiful, right?!

Well, I decided to use the slightly grungy and funky stamp set, Epic Celebrations. You all know how much I like to do masculine stuff, surrounded by the manly type as I am 😄

I thoroughly enjoyed doing this Sahara Sand watercolor wash, then doing some simple watercoloring of each image from Epic Celebrations by Stampin Up.
My first card was created before Christmas, and I thoroughly enjoyed doing this Sahara Sand watercolor wash, then doing some simple watercoloring of each image. I had just gotten the Super Duper stamp set when it was on sale, and thought that it was the perfect sentiment for this background!

Then, Stampin' Up! announced that the paper ribbon would be pulled from the Occasions catalog due to problems with the manufacturer in China... sad, but a very responsible action from SU. I am sure you can think of a dozen other ways to embellish this though!

 Inside, I stamped off some Lemon Lime Twist to do the tennies behind the sentiment that comes in the set.

Sponging with stamping over it makes a sweet blend with Epic Celebrations stamp set. Which you can get free with a $50 US purchase! Details, more cards, and clickable supply list on the blog ~Tanya Boser
I have been playing around with blending our inks on white cardstock with sponges, then spritzing with some water.

I have found that taping the paper down to a board eliminates any warping you would get from the water.

The color combo here is Powder Pink, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, and Berry Burst.

I stamped the images in the sames inks to continue the gradient effect. And the Eastern Medallions dies had to come out to play 😍

Then I wanted to try a more masculine and dramatic color combo. This is Fresh Fig, Pumpkin Pie, and Crushed Curry. That could sound very Halloween-like, but I think it works for this birthday card for any time of the year.

My next blend was Smoky Slate and Bermuda Bay. Don't you love it?! I know I am going to use this again soon.

There is also some coloring with Blends in Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, and Smoky Slate. And yes, I fussy cut all of those images. And I didn't hate it!! I think fussy cutting is growing on me. Which should be good for my wallet 😆

Do you love the Silver Shimmer Embossing Paste? It is gorgeous in real life. And I love me a good stencil! Pattern Party masks really fill that need.

The sentiments on this card are from the fabulous Five For All stamp set. It was one of the first stamp sets I got from the new Annual catalog because it has so many awesome sentiments!

Speaking of stencils, I have had this stencil laying around for a while. I created it with my Silouette and some masking blanks I found cheap at a local craft store.

This guitar is colored with Blends again, Pink Pirouette, Rich Razzleberry, and Smoky Slake this time. I used the same color combo for blending on this one as the other pink card in this post.

And check out the shimmer on that sentiment and the guitar! That is Clear Wink of Stella.

Inside, I used a sentiment from High Tide stamp set. There are a ton of great sentiments in that set! I find myself buying sets for the sentiments lately... maybe because Stampin' Up! is really coming out with some great ones!

OK, now it is time to head over to Yapha Mason's blog. She is working with Bubbles and Fizz DSP!

If you have seen something you need for your crafting life, just click the image in the supply list below and it will take you to my store! If you order less than $150, please use this month's Host Code, which can be found at the top of the sidebar on the right.

And be sure to check the box allowing me to contact you when you check out. I can't send you a thank you card if I don't know your address! And I promise to only send you happy mail, no junk mail :)


PaperFairyKris said...

I've been looking for a way to use that silver embossing paste. I love that card! And can you believe I have never noticed the Five for All stamp set!? That has got to be the cutest sentiment for a teenager card. I'm going to try the gradient effect too and I still haven't tried sewing on a card #goals. Ha ha! Amazing projects.

Sharleen Luciano said...

I love your cards that first card you posted I love the focal image. With the frayed paper I'm guessing. Super cute! Amazing cards all of them.

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

You overachiever! I love EVERY SINGLE ONE! I'd never tried a Sahara Sand Wash. So cool. The colors and fun you put on every card is inspiring!

Twila said...

OMGoodness, I'm with Sara. Overachiever! Goodness, I love them all. Whew! Such different variations to use the stamp set. Well done my friend.

Betty said...

Oh wow! These are incredible!! The color gradients really give a fun and dynamic punch.

Yapha Mason said...

You had me at the first card, Tanya, and they just keep getting better and better!! Thanks for showing off how versatile this set is! Love them!

Cindy said...

Wow. Just wow.....I am blown away by your creative genius! I can't even choose the one I like the best because I like them all equally. And I didn't think I wanted that set, now I do!

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

All your cards are great, but I think you have a special gift for masculine. The details are fantastic as are all with your fabulous techniques.

Staci said...

These are great! You are a wizard with paper and ink!!

Sarah Wills said...

Tanya - oh my gosh - LOVE the colors you used and your cards are just AMAZING as always :-)

Shelley Z said...

WOW! You went above and beyond for this hop! I'm not sure which card is my favorite. They are all marvelous!

Judi said...

What a wonderful series of cards! It shows that the set can actually be more versetile it actually can be!

Anonymous said...

Awesome cards!! Love them all so amazing!

MJ said...

thank you for all the inspiration. I adore your cards each and every one of them. I am actually featuring one on my blog for my What inspires me Wednesday post--of course with a link back to you and full credit given. Hope that is ok.


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