Tuesday, July 12, 2022

ICS July Blog Hop Sale-a-brations

Welcome to the ICS July Blog Hop as we celebrate the new Sale-a-brations catalog and all the amazing new products that you can earn for free with a qualifying order. Our wonderful Design Team will be sharing their projects and ideas to help inspire you to get creative for the Summer. 
It was so hard to choose which Sale-a-bration product I wanted to showcase. I finally decided to use one of the designs from the Gold & Silver 6"x6" Designer Series Paper to create the background for my card design. You can choose this beautiful paper pack for free during Sale-a-bration with a qualifying $50 order. One of the great things about this pretty paper is that you can color it in a variety of ways. For my card design, I decided to use Orchid Oasis and Tahitian Tide Classic inks with Blending Brushes to create this wonderful background. 
Products Used:
Kindest Gnomes Bundle (item #159626)
Beautiful Shapes Dies (item #158046)
Starry Sky Cardstock (item #159263)
Orchid Oasis Cardstock (item #159267)
Silver & Gold 6"x6" Designer Series Paper (item #159941) 
Sale-a-bration Reward
Orchid Oasis Classic Ink Pad (item #159214)
Tahitian Tide Classic Ink Pad (item #159210)
Memento Tuxedo Black Pad (item #132708)
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Metallics Embossing Powders (item #155555)
Tahitian Tide Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #159221)
Orchid Oasis Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #159223)
Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154904)
Fresh Freesia Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #155518)
Highland Heather Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154887)
Medium Light (SU 800) Natural Tones Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #159463)
Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (item #141897)
Basic Rhinestone Jewels (item #144220)
Stampin' Dimensionals (item #104430)
Blending Brushes (item #153611)
Orchid Oasis Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Starry Sky Cardstock
Layer 1 - 5 1/4" x 4"
Circle die cut with Beautiful Shapes Dies
Sentiment Label die cut with Beautiful Shapes Dies
Silver & Gold Designer Series Paper (Silver Polka Dot)
Card Front - 5" x 3 3/4" 
For this card design, I used Blending Brushes to create the beautiful background. I started with Tahitian Tide Classic ink, starting in the center of the Silver Polka Dot piece of designer series paper, and worked my way out towards the edges. Then I blended Orchid Oasis Classic ink from the outside edges, especially at the corners, towards the middle. For my focal image, I stamped the cute little gnome onto Basic White cardstock and die cut it with the coordinating die. Using Stampin' Blends Markers, I colored in the image to coordinate with the background. I attached the gnome to the Starry Sky circle and attached it to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals. for the sentiment, I heat embossed the image with Silver embossing powder onto Starry Sky cardstock and attached it to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals. For a touch of bling, I added several small Basic Rhinestone Jewels to make it sparkle. I just love how the silver polka dots on the design series paper pop against the blended background and give the impression of falling snow. This card design would work well for a variety of occasions for the Winter months. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will help you to get excited about the amazing new products in the Sale-a-bration Catalog. Whether you love stamp sets, designer series paper or even dies, there is something for everyone. 
Now it's time to visit Sharon's blog and see what Sale-a-bration products she has to share with us. Just click on the Next button to visit her blog. We would appreciate it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you enjoyed about our projects. 

If you live in the U.S. and do not have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, please contact me and I would be happy to help you with your creative projects. You may also visit my Online Store to place your order and have it shipped to you. 

Until Next Time

Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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  1. Tricia, your gnome looks so cuddly among the snowy background. I love how easy it is to blend on this paper with our blending brushes. Cute card!

  2. Tricia I hadn't even considered getting the gnome stamp set, but your project has really changed my mind. I absolutely love my project.

  3. Thanks for the great idea to use blending brushes with this paper!!

  4. Beautiful card! Love the colors and how beautifully you blended them!

  5. I love how you colored the Sale-a-Bration DSP with the blending brushes and the Gnome is perfect!

  6. Beautiful colours for the background...I love gnomes!