It’s March, and that means it’s only a few more weeks until spring! I hope you enjoyed Sale-a-bration. I sure did! There were so many fun products available, and they were free! If you missed it, you’ll have another chance in July. That’s right; Stampin’ Up! is having another Sale-a-bration in July and August. The January/February Sale-a-bration offered products made in the USA, so they were guaranteed to be available for the entire Sale-a-bration event. In July and August, other products will be offered, and not all of them will be made here, so they will only be offered while supplies last. (That means – don’t wait until the last minute to enjoy the benefits!)
I had planned to post this card before Sale-a-bration ended, but I created some projects for later this spring, and I cleaned out our pantry closet instead. I’ve been putting the closet off for way too long. Every time I organize it, someone makes a run to Costco and just stuffs stuff in empty spaces. Or piles them precariously on top of other products. It’s been a mess – and a hazard. So it was time to clear out and organize.
So here’s a last look at free Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper that you could have gotten free during Sale-a-bration. The Way To Goat Stamp Set is still available though!
Aren’t those goats so cute? I love them, and it looks like they’re so enjoying their dance!
Every month, our local demonstrators have a fun technique night. We take turns demonstrating different techniques, and this month, Sandy demoed the Mirror Image technique. There are lots of ways to do this, but the easiest (in my opinion – and Sandy’s!) is to use the Stamparatus and the Silicone Craft Mat.
Basically, you stamp an image in the Stamparatus on the craft mat using a water based ink. Then, either place your paper over the mat, then stamp again, or place the mat upside down over your card stock and rub to transfer the image. Because I tend to be messy (or “hoodly,” as my grandmother used to say), I don’t want to move the craft sheet, so I simply place my card stock over the image. But if you do this, you have to plan ahead of time where you want the other image (if you’re using two like I did here). Also, if you’re going to die-cut the image, you’ll want to keep the mat where it is and add the paper to the mat in the Stamparatus. That way, you get an original image to use to line up the die.
This isn’t as detailed and amazing as Sandy’s demonstration, but here’s a quick video I did showing the technique.
After I stamped the goats, I colored them with Stampin’ Blends, then die-cut with the Layering Ovals Dies and added the oval to the Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper (DSP). This is the same piece of the DSP; I simply used both sides.
The sentiment is from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set. Since I used the Stamparatus for this, I stamped it several times so it would be extra dark. Then I added it all to a Rococo Rose Card Base.
By the way… Rococo Rose, Terracotta Tile, Seaside Spray, Pretty Peacock, and Purple Posy will all be retiring in May 2021. We’ll be getting five beautiful new In Colors, but if you love the five that are retiring, you need order now! Be sure to add the card stock, Classic Stampin’ Pads, Stampin’ Write Markers, Ink Refills, and Stampin’ Blends (in all the colors except Terracotta Tile) to your next order. Once the retirement list comes out, these products will sell out fast, and they will be available only while supplies last.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!