CTC161 – Sale-a-bration

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What a week, I’ve been busy creating with lots of new toys this week in prep for upcoming events. Including this one, our second blog hop for Caseing the Catty.

Welcome if you are starting here with me or if you have joined me from the lovely Angela. This week, we are celebrating Sale-a-bration time. Which is my favourite promotion on the Stampin’ Up! calendar. There are freebie products for those who shop, host or join during these few months. More info on this is here.

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This week, I started playing with Epic Celebrations. (I must take a minute to thank to my Facebook voters – Epic Celebrations was the initial front runner in my vote request, so I created with that one. But Lots of Lavender did come out in front in the end.  Never fear, I will use that one next!)

As I was creating this first card, I had an idea for a second one, so today I have two card to share with you.

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First up, this one… a quirky little spin on these cute converse style runners.

I had the idea to make one pair stand out of a pile. So using the trusty masking technique, I created this pile of runners. I use my Stampin’ Write markers to colour the Real Red pair and Stampin’ Blends in Light Smokey Slate to colour the rest.

What I discovered, was the different looks you can achieve when colouring with the two different types of markers. Blends gives you a much smoother look as the alcohol allows the colour to spread evenly. Whereas, using markers the ink only goes where you apply it, allowing you to get achieve a rougher much more inconsistent look. Which is not a bad thing when you want that grungy appearance. The Epic Celebration stamps has a style of artwork that lends itself to that colouring style.

For the sentiment – here I used the ever amazing Stamparatus to create a custom sentiment. The gray words are from one sentiment in the Mixed Drinks stamp set, but I only used parts of it. And the Party is from Tabs for Everything stamp set.

I was able to place the stamps in position, use my leaf on the Stamparatus to pick up the stamp. Ink up and stamp in place. Awesome!

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I finished off the sentiment with some Foil printed Acetate, mini sequin trim and some gorgeous Shimmer ribbon in Basic Gray – another Sale-a-bration exclusive item and a gorgeous little Tutti Fruity sequin.

While making the first card, I had an idea for this second card.

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This sentiment is from the new In The Trees stamp set and I thought it would make a fun and quirky Valentines day card. Particularly if you are like me and my DH – not huge on Valentines Day. A less lovey dovey feel to a card is more our style.

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Next up in the hop is Peta Stephen, hop on over to see her Sale-a-bration inspiration.

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After you’ve enjoyed the awesome hop with the team, I’m looking forward to seeing your CASE over in our challenge group. Be sure to load up your creation by 6pm next Sunday night,  Jan 21st.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Colour INKspiration – CI24

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What a fun combination of colours we have to finish off this years Colour INKspiration challenges. Welcome if you are starting here with me or if you are joining me from Nicole Wilson.

The Design Teams inspiration using these colours are just awesome, be sure to hop through and pick up some ideas. This last colour combo is Pool Party, Tranquil Tide, Blushing Bride and Cherry Cobbler. Loved them the minute I saw them.

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Here is inspiration for this week.

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It’s kind of drinks seasons, so I decided a cocktail was the order of the day. Whilst mostly, I don’t mind the odd Long Island for my cocktail, today I pulled out my Stampin’ Blends to make this one. Mixed Drinks was the perfect stamp set to use.

I started with Memento Black ink to stamp my glass and umbrella. Next I used Cherry Cobbler and…. Okay so I cheated – I used Pink Pirouette (Bronwyn – your chocies are in the mail!!) Stampin’ Blends to colour my cocktail. Once happy with it, I allowed to dry a little then stamped my ice cubes. Finished it off with a wedge of Lime, stamped in Tranquil Tide.

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I used Pool Party for the card base which I embossed with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder. I wrapped some Tranquil Tide ribbon around the length of the card, and finished off with some Blushing bride cardstock tied with a simple bakers twine in Whisper White.

I popped on my cocktail image and finished with a simple sentiment to coordinate in Cherry Cobbler.

Next up in the hop is the amazing Julia Quinn. Hop along to see what she has in store using these cool colours.

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This challenge is our last for the year, it closed 7pm, Monday 25th. Load up your creation using these colour to our Facebook challenge group.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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