Welcome! It’s Thursday and that means we have a special blog hop… love these hops and all the creativity that is shared.

We have a sketch challenge which you will see below – fun sketch. I kept thinking of all kinds of ideas to do for this, but settled on a favorite new (to me)technique called ‘whitewash’ and I did it a bit differently than I shared the other day. You can see that post here.

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And here’s my card for this sketch, using the fabulous Calming Camillia stamp set. This set comes when you do a $300 order. That means as a host, you can take orders from others to get to this amount. It’s a win-win. And don’t forget, Sale-a-bration is on until Feb 28 and lots more freebies come during this time when you place an order of $50 or more. But… on with how to make this card. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Stamp the flower from Calming Camillia on a Night of Navy panel with Night of Navy ink. Color the flowers only using an empty but damp water painter brush and Whisper White ink. In other words, the brush itself was still wet but the holder just had drops of water in it. I used an acrylic block and placed it on the white ink pad. covering it with ink. I took my brush and used the block as my ink pad. With this technique the ink went on more easily – and I colored only the flowers. These I wanted to stand out. I used just the very tip of my brush to create some highlights along various edges. Once that was good and dry, I ruffed the edges with the side of my paper snips. I cut another panel of New Horizons 6×6 DSP and ruffed the edges of it as well. This gives it kind of a vintage look, don’t you think so? I adhered the two together with liquid glue, offsetting the DSP panel.

I took another piece of the Night of Navy card stock and ran it through the Hive 3D embossing folder, then ran it through again with the Timeworn 3D embossing folder, then roughed the edges of that panel too. I laid a length of Flowers For every Season Ribbon Combo pack on the card base then adhered the embossed panel to the Night of Navy card base. I tied a bow on the side, put dimensionals on my square pieces and adhered this over the ribbon. At this point I felt the card needed a little more color to it, so I die cut the fun curved panel from the Brilliant Rainbow Dies and a scrap of the New horizons 6×6 DSP, slipped it under the ribbon and adhered it with dabs of liquid glue. For a final touch I added three Polished Dots to the floral panel and the card front was done.

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For the inside…

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I stamped the leaf image from Calming Camillia in Night of Navy ink on a Basic White panel, then added a couple of the flourishes from the stamp set, also stamping in Night of Navy ink. The sentiment also comes from Calming Camillia stamp set and was stamped in Night of Navy ink. I added this stamped panel to the inside of the card with liquid glue.

For the envelope…

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More of the New Horizons 6×6 DSP was adhered to the envelope flap. For the front of the envelope a beautiful leaf from Calming Camillia was stamped in Night of Navy ink.

This is a wonderfully versatile card: it could be used for a birthday, sympathy or simply just a note to someone special. I love that it can be used for several different occasions.

Sale-a-bration is from 4 Jan to 28 Feb ~ that means placing orders during this time can earn you some FREE PRODUCTS. What are you waiting for??? Products are listed below so feel free to order away :O) If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual Catalog please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. AND… I have the Jan-Jun 2022 Mini Catalog and the 4 January to 28 February 2022 Sale-a-bration catalogs and can send those as well! When ordering, please also use current host code: R6D2 7PHD. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Of course, right now you get all those fabulous FREE Sale-a-bration items too. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you. :O)

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When you as a customer reach the qualifying purchase amount required to earn a free Sale-A-Bration item, Stampin’ Up! will let you know by highlighting the โ€œrewardsโ€ icon. This will allow you to choose from multiple reward options depending on the total amount of your shopping cart. Before checking out, you can easily select which products you want! 

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If you decides to sign up as a Stampinโ€™ Up! demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration, you will receive two free stamp sets after picking all of the products you want in your Starter Kit. The stamp sets need to be live at the time of picking them, so anything you see in a current catalog or at stampinup.com is eligible.  Remember, the two free stamp sets are available if you join now through the end of February.

Now – you have all the scoop – so ON WITH THE HOP! Click the next button to take you directly to Amy Koenders or… click on a name to go to anyone on the hop. Enjoy!

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Ksenzakovic

Tara Carpenter

Terry Lynn Bright ~ YOU ARE HERE!

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day.

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