Friday, January 1, 2016

Stampin' Addicts Blog Hop: Sale-a-Bration 2016

Happy New Year!  It is 2016... can you believe it??!!  We have a Stampin' Addict Blog Hop to start the year with a bang featuring all new Sale-a-Bration goodies!

Flowering Fields is a pretty little line art stamp set that features flowers from around the world.  My concept for this project was to create a set of cards with one layout and four techniques.  Clear mount stamps are perfect for this as the entire card can be stamped at once and the layout remains consistent.   I started by arranging the stamps on the largest clear acrylic block in a pretty pattern then stamped away!

The first one is simply colored with Stampin' Up markers.

The second one uses the Spotlight technique.

This one uses the new Wink of Stella Gold Glitter Brush Pen to color in the images.  It is lovely on Crumb Cake cardstock.

The last is a stepped up version that has two techniques (so I guess there are actually five techniques!)  First is a rainbow effect achieved by coloring the stamp with markers.  Start with the lightest marker and slightly overlap the colors.  Quickly stamp before the ink dries.   Then the blue halos are created using a mask from the left over rubber that comes with the stamp set.  Pull off the foam layer from the leftover rubber, place the mask over the corresponding flower and sponge Soft Sky ink through the hole.

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Stamps: Flowering Fields, A Dozen Thoughts, Number of Years
Paper: Thick Whisper White and Crumb Cake, Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper
Ink: Black Archival Ink,  Stampin' Markers- Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Lost Lagoon, Old Olive
Punches:  3/4", 1" and 1-1/4" Circle
Big Shot: Large Numbers Framelits
Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder, Gold Wink of Stella Glitter Pen


  1. Gorgeous cards, Betty! I love the different techniques that you used! (And I didn't even realize that these were all different stamps -- I thought it was one big one!)

  2. Wowie, Betty! Gorgeous techniques!! Thanks for the tips about Gold WoS on Crumb Cake and the fabulous masking! Beautiful results!

  3. Great job showing a bunch of techniques! I think my favorite is the last one with the multi-color stamping and the sponging :)

  4. I love the concept of one layout and multiple techniques! The cards are great and so a re the techniques!

  5. Nice display of techniques. I love the idea of using the left-over rubber as a mask - great idea!

  6. Betty, what a great idea for a beautiful set of cards. I love the last two cards. Great job!

  7. Such pretty cards!! I love all the various techniques you used. Great job!