Sunday, February 16, 2020

Stamp Review Crew: 2020 Sale-A-Bration

Welcome!  The "Crew" is changing it up a bit for this blog hop.  Normally we all use the same stamp set but this time we are using the pretty products available during Sale-A-Bration.

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One of the very popular things this Sale-A-Bration has been the impressionist-inspired Lily Pad collection.  I have always loved Impressionist paintings and have been thrilled when I have had the opportunity to see exhibits in real life.  The colors are so vibrant and the layers of paint are incredibly textured.

The colors of the Lily Impressions paper really are beautiful and IRL are even more 
vibrant than a photo can capture.

On a recent shopping trip I purchased something that the sales person wrapped in the prettiest bluish-green tissue paper.  It sure looked like Stampin' Up's In-Color Pretty Peacock.   I thought it would be fun to incorporate the tissue paper in my projects.

The main flower has Flirty Flamingo ink sponged in the central area to add depth.

To make the tear drop accent on the card, I stacked about twenty layers of the green tissue paper on top of a piece of cardstock,  then put the die from the Lily Pad Dies on top.  When it was run through the Big Shot it compacted all the layers.  I then painted it with Elmer's glue thinned with water and let it dry overnight.

 I love how thick and textured the compressed tissue paper turned out!

I also made several lily pads using the same 
tissue paper/cardstock sandwich but with only three layers of tissue paper. 

These were not as tightly compressed and so they crinkled more when the glue was added
giving a really cool surface to the lily pads.

Thanks a bundle for stopping by!  Please click on the links below to continue with the blog hop.

This way to Lauren's lovely projects!

Click here to see Nikki's cute creations!

Stamps: Lovely Lily Pad
Paper:  Pretty Peacock, Petal Pink, Blackberry Bliss and Melon Mambo Cardstock,  Lilly Impressions Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Melon Mambo and Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink
Accessories:  Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock, Stampin' Dimensionals, Tombo Glue, Elmers Glue/water
Big Shot:  Lily Pad Dies,  Stitiched Nested Label Dies