Friday, January 12, 2018

Time to Sale-A-Brate with the Inky Friends Stampin' Up! Blog Hop



Time to Sale-A-Brate 2018 with the Inky Friends Blog Hop!


Join us as we journey through our favorites of the Sale-A-Bration offerings from Stampin' Up!  Most of the products are free if you buy $50 worth of product before tax and shipping, and two of them are available if you spend $100.

You've likely arrived from Sharleen's Stamp with Shar blog and enjoyed her creations with the Heartfelt Blooms set. Weren't her cards lovely? Also, for a full list of participants with links, go to the Inky Friends Blog.

I'm using the Lots of Lavender set. I really like the bouquet  and lovely coloring options for this set. This set has its own filler stamps, but whether you have the new Blends or are using a blender pen and ink, you can color a pretty bouquet with this set.

First, I thought I'd show the Rose Swag stamp as an embellishment.  I just embossed it in silver and colored it to match the Sweet Soiree designer series paper for a quick card that matches fairly well with that Suite.  The large sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday is lovely at the bottom of the stitched circle die cut because of the way it portioned in space.



Next, I wanted to show the set using 2-step stamping as it was designed.  The Wisteria Wonder and Pink Pirouette create a light and soft color scheme that reminded me of Valentine's Day.  The Finely Woven Ribbon is Powder Pink, but I think it is small enough (just around the sentiment) that it blends.



I admit when I saw this bouquet I didn't think lavender at first...They look a bit like Delphinium/Larkspur or Digitalis/foxgloves to me, so I used the color of Delphiniums for this note card.  Marker to stamp was used to outline the stamp. Then, it was colored using blender pens for a soft, hazy look.



Conversely, a monochrome card made with this set is also lovely.  Sweet Sugarplum is one of the colors set to retire on May 31, 2018, and I will really miss it.  It is difficult to see, but I used Clear Wink of Stella on the floral parts of the main image. Then I used the light Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Blends alcohol marker to color two of the glitter Epoxy Shapes for some corner embellishment.




Now, let's see what the Epic Celebrations set has in store for us on Tanya's Tinkerin' in Ink blog.








Lots of Lavender

12 comments:

Kay Jantz said...

Love love love your cards! Another one of my favorite sets.

PaperFairyKris said...

Love the blue delphiniums! That's one of my favorite flowers. The silver embossed rose is beautiful too. Makes a nice embellishment with the sentiment. I love how you showed the flower stamped with different color combos. So pretty!

Sharleen Luciano said...

Very pretty cards. Love all the color combos you used. Love this stampset!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

I love the colors and versatility of your projects. This stamp set may look simple at first glance, but you can do so much. I love the silver embossed and the colored accent!

Betty said...

A lovely collection of delicate cards. You always have such pretty feminine touches in your designs!

Twila said...

Such a pretty set of cards. I love how you embossed that small swag of flowers and colored them in to add a great finishing touch to the card. And the pretty emoboss folder on the last one is perfect. Can't remember the name of it. Great job!

Yapha said...

Gorgeous cards, Rhonda! I love how the lavender looks in all of the different colors!

Tanya Boser said...

I love the silver embossed florals on the first card. All of your lavender cards are lovely too!! Wish I had gotten that set now...

Cindy said...

I hadn't noticed the rose swag in that set! I think I need new glasses. Love the silver embossing to coordinate with the DSP, and the color variations on the lavender bouquet (which I did notice, lol).

Staci said...

You came up with such great variety! Nice silver embossing! I always forget to do this.

Sarah Wills said...

Oh my gosh Rhonda super pretty cards - I love them all - and I especially love the one that features the pretty silver embossed paper - all are absolutely lovely :-)

Shelley Z said...

Stunning cards! They are all fabulous! I think my favorite is the first one but they are wonderful!