Sunday, January 27, 2019

Stamp Review Crew: Sale-a-Bration 2019 Edition

The Stamp Review Crew has a bonus hop this month!   The format is a little different for this hop.  Instead of each member creating with the same stamp set as we usually do this time we are all using different Sale-a-bration sets.   As always though we are archiving the hop for future reference.  Please click on the banner below to see past hops and to check out the bios of the crew members.

Coloring with Stampin' Blends is so relaxing and I throughly enjoyed using them with the By the Bay Sale-a-bration stamp set.

The main image seemed a bit intimidating at first but was once I started it was very easy.  Just use a very light touch.  The results are remarkable in person!
The background layer is printed vellum from the Floral Romance
Speciality DSP and adds a very special elegance.
Lots of texture!
The fancy swirls from the Beautifully Detailed Laser-cut
Speciality paper look like ocean waves.

So glad you stopped in today!  Please click on the buttons below to continue on to more great Sale-a-bration stamp ideas!!

The way to Linda's lovely projects!

This way to Mickey's marvelous masterpieces!

Stamps: By the Bay (Sale-a-bration)
Paper:  Whisper White and Crumb Cake Cardstock, Floral Romance Speciality Designer Series Paper, Beautifully Detailed Laser-cut Specialty Paper
Ink:   Momento Tuxedo Black Ink,  Petal Stampin' Marker, 
Stampin' Blends: Ivory, Light and Dark Crumb Cake, Light Highland Heather, Light Rich Razzleberry, Light Daffodil Delight, Light Balmy Blue, Light Old Olive
Accessories: Natures Twine Pack, Frosted Flower Embellisments,  Stampin' Dimensionals
Big Shot:  Stitched Labels Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits,  Stitched Rectangles Framelits

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Stamp Review Crew: Forever Lovely Edition

Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop!  It has been ages since I have been able to stamp and I am delighted to be participating in this wonderful group again.   All of the Crew's past hops are archived on the Stamp Review Crew website.   I have been enjoying catching up a few that I missed- what a wealth of creativity!   You can click on the banner below to see them too!

This edition of the SRC is focused on the delicate stamp set Forever Lovely.   It is one Stampin' Up's Distinktive stamp sets which create detail and color variations with just one stamp.

I used the Distinctive stamp with multiple flowers and the corresponding stamp which adds all the little background pieces.  I inked up just a portion each to create a lovely focal point.

The flowers were stamped with the darker Gorgeous Grape ink
and the background was stamped with lighter Highland Heather.

Even after 12 years as a Stampin' Up demonstrator I am still delightfully surprised when I discover how nicely SU products coordinate --even those that are not particularly designed as a suite.   I had two such moments when making this card.  

The Forever Lovely stamp set is part of the All My Love suite which has beautiful Designer Series Paper specifically designed to coordinate. But look how nicely it also goes with the Botanical Butterfly paper which is part of the free goodies for Sale-a-Bration!
The roses on the DSP are just perfect for this stamp.
The second little delight was discovering how the Sale-a-Bration organdy ribbon layers over the 1/4" Mini Striped Ribbon.  
The stripes of Gorgeous Grape peeking through add a nice little contrast
of pattern and rich color to the delicate organdy.
Use a tiny bit of Tombo glue at the edges to hold the ribbons together.

Now it is time to check out even more ideas for the Forever Lovely set!  To continue with the hop please click on the buttons below.

This way to Stesha's blog.

And this way to Lou's lovely creations.  

Stamps: Forever Lovely
Paper:  Whisper White, Gorgeous Grape, and Highland Heather Cardstock, Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper (SAB)
Ink:  Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather Classic Ink,  Highland Heather Stampin' Marker
Accessories: 1/4" Mini Striped Gorgeous Grape Ribbon, Highland Heather Organdy Ribbon (SAB),  Glitter Enamel Dots
Big Shot:  Stitched Labels Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits