It is Sunday, so that means the CTC Crew are back with more great projects to get your creativity firing. This week we are looking again at the fabulous products available in the Sale-a-bration Catalogue, which you can get for FREE, when you make a purchase of $90 or more (excluding postage). For me, this one of the best Sale-a-bration catalogues there has been, with such a great range of items to choose from.
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Tonight I'm featuring the 'What I Love' stamp set on Page 7. I love creating my own designer paper and this stamp set is perfect for that purpose. It is also a great set to use with the emboss-resist technique as well for creating lovely embellishments by fussy cutting the stamped images. The actual project I'm case-ing is the square card on page 7 of the Sale-a-bration catty. I love square cards and I love creating a stamped background, so this is perfect.
The one-sheet wonder immediately comes to mind when you get a set of images like this. However, sometimes I find it easier to cut up the A4 sheet of Whisper White and then do my all over stamping so I don't end up with a look that is too symmetrical. The bonus is that you get to try out different colour combos as well. I cut one half of the sheet into three 7cm x 14.8 cm strips and the second half into two 10.5cm squares and the narrow strip left was cut in half. Having said I love square cards, I started with one of the 7cm strips. I always recommend trying a few different colour combos when you have 2 or 3 step stamps, so I started with the combination in the catty of Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point and Cucumber Crush. This is nice, but I wanted my outline to be a bit darker, so I ended up with Night of Navy (outline stamp), Tempting Turquoise stamped off (solid image), Tempting Turquoise (highlight image) and Cucumber Crush for the leaves. That decision took me down the path to this finished card.
This is a simple but effective layout to showcase designer paper, so I have kept the embellishments simple. I created a contrast to all the straight lines by using circle punches to cut and mat the greeting. For the inside, I added a strip of the Cucumber Crush washi tape from the set that is a Stampin' Rewards (Hostess) option in the Occasions Catalogue. The final embellishment is one of the blooms that has been fussy cut and popped up, with the leaves stamped onto the writing panel.
|Stamps||What I Love, Lots of Thanks|
|Card stock & Papers||Night of Navy, Cucumber Crush, Whisper White|
|Ink||Night of Navy, Tempting Turquoise, Cucumber Crush, Crushed Curry|
|Accessories||Cucumber Crush Dotted Lace Trim, Rhinestones Basic Jewels|
|Tools||1 3/8" and 1 1/2" Circle punches|
I decided to try a different colour combo for my square card and I really like the way these colours pop. I have used Rose Red (outline image), Melon Mambo stamped off (solid image), Rose Red stamped off (highlight image) and Old Olive for the leaves with Tempting Turquoise to mat the square and greeting. I'm not sure about the Baker's twine at the top; it would probably be fine with out it - what do you think?
I have finished off the inside in a similiar way to the first card, but used some of the lovely Melon Mambo Stitched Satin ribbon at the base.
|Stamps||What I love, Cottage Greetings|
|Card stock & Papers||Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise|
|Ink||Rose Red, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive|
|Accessories||Rhinestones Basic Jewels, White Baker's Twine, Melon Mambo Stitched Satin Ribbon|
Don't forget that you can choose your own FREE Sale-a-bration stamp set with a purchase of $90 or more (excluding postage) of Stampin' Up! products from either the Annual or Occasions catalogues. This is THE BEST time of year, if you love FREE craft products!
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