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Monday, January 24, 2011

Stamping Bliss

So, tomorrow is the big day! Are you ready? You DO remember what tomorrow is, right?!! The beginning of Sale a's a blissful day!! WooHoo! To prepare you, I'm sharing this card that I recently made for a swap....theme: Sale a Bration, of course!

Although this card looks simple and easy (and it is), there are a few tricks to share......
That lovely flourish is a beauty, isn't it? It's from Bliss, one of this year's Sale a Bration offerings that you can earn for FREE! It was inked first in Baja Breeze ink and then just touched lightly around all the outside edges with the matching marker. That gives it a subtle shaded effect, which is what I wanted so that the words showed up well.

Can you see the tiny, little seed pearls just above and below the greeting? I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, the Basic Pearls!!!! There are a variety of sizes included in each package and each and every one of them has a sticky back. So, no, your eyes are NOT deceiving you....the pearls are different sizes.

And the outer edges of the Natural Ivory cardstock have all been sponged with Crumb Cake to give it an aged look. And last, but not least, is the ribbon's really Early Espresso (as is the cardstock background and stamped greeting), but on my screen it looks black. The Early Espresso is just a bit softer and I'm loving it with the Baja's a terrific color combo!

As for the button, well, it's actually a paper button created with the Buttons #5 Sizzlet...cute, huh?!! I used a paper button because this was a swap card and I didn't have enough of any one button in my collection to use instead. So, the paper button worked!

Stamps: Thank You Kindly, Bliss
Inks: Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Early Espresso
CS: Early Espresso, Baja Breeze, Natural Ivory
Misc: Baja Breeze Marker, Basic Pearls, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Linen Thread, 1 1/4" Stripped Grosgrain in Early Espresso, Buttons #5 Sizzlet, Big Shot

So glad you were able to stop by today and visit....thanks so much for coming by!
PLEASE NOTE: During Sale a Bration, you can earn a FREE set from the Sale a Bration catalog for every $50 (in merchandise) you spend! So, don't miss sure to contact me soon for more info or to earn your free sets!

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