Saturday, 16 February 2013

SUO #64 Sale-a-Bration Time

Hi All,

I had a wonderful time with my friends Heather and Sherry yesterday creating cards and it got my creativity flowing! When I got home I started a new card: the card you see today on my blog. I took some SU whisper white paper and ran it through the Big Shot with that wonderful edgelit from my "Finishing Touches" set and then I ran it through again with the lacy brocade folder. I thought I saw the lacy brocade folder used in the sale-a-bration catty so thus my entry fits the competition. If not, and it is disqualified then that's ok as I think it is a STUNNING card which I wanted to share with you all anyway! If any of you want to case it just reference me as the creator or direct people to my blog. After I embossed the lacy brocade image I used a product that Stampin' Up doesn't carry: INKA GOLD is much like a cream eye shadow and can be applied with one's own finger tips and it is such FUN stuff. I applied just a bit over all the surface of the card to get this wonderful shimmery silvery glow as I used the silver cream not the the gold cream. I then edged the edges with a fabulous SU soft suede ink spot to get a very vintage and distressed look! I was SO excited about the card backing and then I turned my thoughts to the sentiment. My Sale-a-Bration order is on it's way as we speak and in it I got for FREE the Sentiments stamp set with that fabulous sentiment " Celebrate". I looked through my massive collection of SU stamps and found the stamp I had that best captured the feel of the sentiment set! I decided to use the Thank You stamp from my wood mount "Fresh Cuts" which is an SU set from a few years back when wood mount was still a popular choice. I put aside for later and went to create my embellished sentiment piece.

I took my espressso SU marker and outlined the label image from the Layered Labels set 2/2. I left the  Congrats sentiment uncoloured as I wanted to stamp Thank You from fresh cuts in rose red from the subtles collection. After stamping the espresso frame, I cut it out using the framelit from Apothecary Accents. I then stamped the Thank You in rose red and a little off centre as true vintage things are never ever perfect. I used my soft suede ink spot to distress the edges of the label and then put two SU rinestones in the middle of the flourishes on the sides! I popped on this little piece with dimensionals! And Voila: a lovely card that captures the sale-a-bration stamp set, highlights the lacy brocade folder and uses one of the great framelits and one of the great edgelits that SU has for sale! I hope you love this card as much as I do and enjoyed learning how to make it!

~Happy Stampin'~    Jenny G


  1. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us at SUO Challenges.

    1. Glad you liked it! I LOVE it! When my sale-a-bration order arrives I plan on taking whisper white paper & stamping the Celebrate sentiment from the sale-a-bration set in rose red and then using the modern label punch and then popping the sentiment over the Thank You!