Wednesday, January 4, 2023


I'm giving you a sneak peek at another Sale-a-Bration item today.  Of course, I'm using this week's featured stamp set again, Adorable Owls, but the gorgeous floral Designer Series Paper called Favored Flowers is also a Sale-a-Bration item.  This paper has lots of beautiful deep rich colors including one of my favorites, Blackberry Bliss.  It also coordinates with a new bundle in the Mini card Fragrant Flowers.  If you love flowers, this set may call your name!

You can see the beautiful Favored Flowers paper peeking out from behind the Split Card Textures die cut.  This particular floral pattern has Petal Pink, Calypso Coral, and Evening Evergreen colors, so I used those to choose the color of my cardstock.  The card base is made from Evening Evergreen and the die cut is from Petal Pink.

I struggle with picking color combinations and using colors from Designer Series Paper (DSP) makes it so much easier.   Always remember that DSP make a great color coach!

Today, I decided to use the third owl in the set, this cute little flying owl.  I also experimented a bit with different colors.  I'll admit, I did some Googling to figure out which colors owls come in, but after looking at lots of pictures, I still wasn't sure about colors.  The photos show such beautiful color variation on the feathers, but that level of artistic skill is beyond me.  To see which Stampin' Blends colors I used, please click on this link for the Free Tutorial which will give you all the details.

The dots behind the Owls were made with the Hand-Drawn Dots stamp.  I received this stamp during Prize Patrol at OnStage in November.  I wasn't sure how I would use it, but after playing with it this week on a couple of cards (this was the first if you missed it), I really like it!  

The upper Petal Pink corner of the card was looking a little blah, but I wasn't sure what to do about it.  I thought about embossing it with an embossing folder but wasn't sure that the die cut section of the cardstock would survive embossing.  Then I remembered the VersaMark stamping technique.  The VersaMark gives a nice subtle effect.  I forget about using that technique.  The VersaMark dots added just the contrast it needed.  Mom would have said, "It just does something to it!"

I thought that the sentiment that says HOOT! HOOT, You're so cute! was really adorable, but I wasn't sure who I would send a "you're so cute!" card to, so I used the masking technique to hide that part of the sentiment before I Heat Embossed it with white embossing powder on the Evening Evergreen cardstock.

Since I'm running a low on Thank You cards, I added a simple Thank You stamped on the inside of the card in Evening Evergreen ink.  This sentiment is from a new sentiment set in the Spring Mini called Happy Labels.  It has 12 very nice versatile sentiments.  

I probably need another sentiment set like I need a hole in my head.  It's an addiction.  Some people have a Designer Series Paper addiction.  I have a sentiment set addiction!

Below I have listed the items used on this card that will become available January 5 with the launch of the new mini catalog and the start of Sale-a-Bration.

  • Adorable Owls - SAB Item #160269
  • Hand-Drawn Dots - Mini Catalog Item #160508
  • Happy Labels - Mini Catalog Item #160685 (C) or 160586 (P)

  • Current Products used are listed below.

    As always, if you ever have any questions about the cards I share, please don't hesitate to ask.  I am here to help!

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