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Hello Stamping Friends,
The new year brings new catalogs. We have a new Occasions catalog that runs through May 31, 2017 and a new Sale A Bration brochure with free products available to you with each $50 purchase; February 21 a few surprise products will be added, so buy now and then check it out later for something else that you might love! Click on either image below for the full catalog pdf. These catalogs are also in the catalog section of the menu bar at the top of the blog. Click on the little SAL icon at the top of this post to go to the full blog. The Holiday carryover product list is also on the catalog tab in the blog if you want to purchase any of those items and then get your free Sale A Bration item.
Three of my stamping club members have agreed to host online Sale A Bration clubs Jan., Feb., Mar. Lucille is our hostess for January and the hostess code is R7QAJV2P. I will post the codes for Feb and March as we get within 30 days since the codes are only good that long.
Now for my New Year’s / Thank You cards. I couldn’t let the season slip silently southward (tee hee) without making sure everyone on my list received a greeting, but we were traveling in December and by 4:00 AM one morning I just had to give it up. Upon our return, I worked on cards for the New Year and decided the design would work just as well for Thank You cards with just a little tweaking.
I started simple with standard layers, Whisper White and Tempting Turquoise, Dazzling Diamonds and a few rhinestones:
Enter Sheri, my beloved stamping friend, and she suggested we experiment with embossing a so we tried the layers of Whisper White and Night of Navy that were so stunning with the Christmas Joy card (see my last post for measurements) and why not mix several embossing powder colors to make a really cool firework display. She looked a bit like a mad scientist as we got out several colors of embossing powder and began stirring them together. I think we combined the new green glitter and red glitter powders with yellow, copper and iridescent ice:
We added lots of color with the stamps and embellishments and embossed the year in copper. This was Paul’s favorite card! It was a bit too colored for my monochromatic tastes so we embossed with just copper embossing powder, (Pretend you are seeing brilliant Whisper White not the phone’s pink interpretation)…
(I tried a contrast button to make the image whiter which didn’t work very well. Sigh…..) Now a problem arose, I didn’t have enough Night of Navy cardstock to make the number of cards I needed so I went back to turquoise with a Basic Gray layer…..
I used gray bakers twine I had left over from a Paper Pumpkin but there was not enough so I took Whisper White Bakers Twine and cut a length for each card I planned on making and then soaked the twine in a mixture of Tempting Turquoise Ink Refill and water. I hung the twine piece by piece on a hangar over the sink so any drips wouldn’t stain anything and let it dry overnight. Bingo again!
The contrast button makes it look a little whiter but not how it looks in real life. For the inside of the thank you:
Stamp sets used: Jar of Love, Wonderful Year, Project Life Day to Day, Greenhouse Garden for the fireworks, Perfectly Preserved thank you, and Another Thank You stamp sets.
I am off to Amazon to find a light box. Watch for the next post on using the new watercolor pencils!
SAL, Shy Away Lengthy resolutions