Sale-A-Bration Countdown!

Hello and welcome to a new week and a new theme! As you may know, the countdown for Sale-A-Bration is near us, March 31st! So, that means you have less than two weeks to earn any free items that you’ve had your eye on! I decided to change things up a bit and instead of 3 days of ideas, you’re going to get 5!! This week I am featuring the Designer Series Papers that you can earn from Sale-A-Bration, Bubbles & Fizz and Springtime Foils. I really hope you enjoy all these creations I’m sharing with you!

For my first card, I am using the silver striped Springtime Foils Specialty DSP with the Magical Mermaid stamp set. I wasn’t sure how or what I was going to do, but I knew that I wanted to use Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, and Tempting Turquoise with this DSP.

The card base is in Bermuda Bay, 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”, and the Springtime Foils Specialty DSP is 4” x 5 ¼”.

I colored the DSP using a Sponge Brayer and Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, and Tempting Turquoise inks, starting at the bottom in that order. From the Magical Mermaid stamp set, I used the long stamp with the crabs and shells and stamped along the bottom in Crumb Cake ink. Next, I stamped the seaweed stamp in Tranquil Tide ink just above, trying to make it look like an ocean floor. The mermaid was stamped in Memento ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, then the tail is colored in with Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, and Tempting Turquoise inks using Sponge Daubers. The mermaids back and arm is colored in with the Ivory Stampin’ Blends and hair is colored in with Light Crumb Cake, Light Calypso Coral, and Bronze Stampin’ Blends. I added some Wink of Stella to the tail for a shimmer effect.

The sentiment is also from the Magical Mermaid stamp set, which I used Tranquil Tide Stampin’ Write Marker to color just the word, on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, and used the 2nd smallest oval Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut out. I felt that looked a little bland, so I stamped the long stamp with the crab and shells in Crumb Cake ink.

Before I started putting the card together, I ran the card base front thru the Big Shot using the Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. To put the card together, I adhered the mermaid and the sentiment to the DSP with Stampin’ Dimensionals and then used more Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the DSP to the card base. For added effect, I used the circle glitter shapes from the Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes.

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What do you think? I just love this card and it makes me ready for some warmer weather and time at the beach!!

Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed this card and thanks for stopping by!

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One of a Kind

Hello and welcome to another card created with the Myths & Magic Suite this week! If you have not seen the Myths & Magic Designer Series Paper, you really need to check it out! Even if you do not have the coordinating stamp set and framelit dies, you can easily create an awesome card with just the DSP, as it is embossed with glitter somewhere in the scenery on one of the sides and you can easily fussy cut an image out. Today’s card was inspired by a card I made last year using the Seaside Shore stamp set and the (now retired) By the Shore DSP. Since I had an idea in mind, this was so simple and easy to make!

The card base is in Thick Whisper White card stock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, and the base layer is from the Myths & Magic Specialty DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”.

First, start with the largest Layering Circles Framelits and cut out the DSP and a Window Sheet (if you find your Window Sheet has static, rubbing it with a dryer sheet will take care of this!). Next, use the largest and the 2nd largest Layering Circles Framelits and the label framelit from the Magical Framelits Dies on a piece of light green Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper. The seahorses are stamped on a piece of Whisper White card stock in Memento Ink, colored with the Light and Dark Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Markers, and then cut out with the coordinating framelit. The sentiment is stamped on a piece of Whisper White card stock with Lemon Lime Twist ink and Old Olive ink sponged along the outskirts with a Sponge Dauber and then cut out with the coordinating framelit die.

To put the card together, adhere the base layer to the card stock, adhere the circle DSP on top, glue the glimmer circle to the window sheet, then adhere with Foam Adhesive strips. You may have to play around with it to get the foam strip not to show so much. The glimmer banner piece is cut in half and adhered to the back of the sentiment so it is poking out on the top and bottom, then adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the seahorses are adhered with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added some Clear Epoxy Shapes to make it look like water droplets. This could easily be turned into a shaker card by adding some sequins!

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Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed this card and thanks for stopping by!

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