Wednesday, January 3, 2024


Starting tomorrow you will be able to get this Softly Sophisticated Bundle for free with a $100 order!  The bundle includes a stamp set and an embossing folder!  I'm having a lot of fun experimenting with it this week.

Today's card uses the second two-step floral stamp in the stamp set.  Sometimes I have trouble aligning two-step stamps, but the flowers in this set are quite easy to align, and if you miss by a little bit, they still look great.  These are my kind of two-step stamps!

Since the bundle is called "Softly Sophisticated" I tried to adapt that theme for my card, so I chose the soft colors of Smoky Slate and Fresh Freesia and gave them a little bit of pop with Coastal Cabana.

The background was made with a Technique that I have shared almost a year ago on my YouTube Channel.  It is called Faux Patina and I thought it worked nicely with the Softly Sophisticated embossing folder.  You are going to love this embossing folder.  It provides a subtle texture that is very versatile for use with many different styles.

If you missed the Faux Patina video, you can watch the replay below.  I indicate in the video that Stampin' Up! does not sell a hard rubber brayer -- but HURRAY, they have brought it back!  The brayer will be available Thursday, January 4 when the new 2024 Jan - April Mini Catalog goes live!  

Sounds like it might be time for me to redo the video!  But until I do that, this old one will still show you how to do the technique.  

Doesn't it make a beautiful background?  Soft, but sophisticated!  The Softly Sophisticated stamp set also includes three sentiments with beautiful fonts.  This is one of them.  I embossed it with silver embossing powder to continue to the "sophistication".

I usually make my technique sheets larger than I plan to use because that way I have some leftovers so use elsewhere.  I used my leftovers on this card to add some soft sophistication to the inside of the card.

If you would like a tutorial for today's card, use this link to download a copy.  It also includes links to the Faux Patina Embossing Video, so that you will be able to access it at any time.

In addition to the Stampin' Brayer (Item 162747) and the Sale-A-Bration Softly Sophisticated Bundle (Item 163947) which will both be available January 4, 2024,  the following current products were used on this card.

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