Sunday, February 14, 2016

The Stamp Review Crew: Sale-a-Bration!

Welcome to another Stamp Crew Review Blog Hop!  We share our take on a selected stamp set every first and third Monday.  Today we focus on Sale-a-Bration!  I love this time of year; great new products you can earn for FREE!!  If you are following the hop in order, you've arrived from the fantastic Jessica William's blog. 

As soon as my Flowering Fields set arrived, I stamped on some scrap paper and had fun playing with watercolor.  Do you ever do that?  Just love a stamp image or set and play with it for the sheer pleasure of playing?

I was thinking about something other than a traditional look, and I liked a yellow and gray palette I could incorporate from the Sale-a-Bration paper, Wildflower Fields.  I thought stamping on dark card stock would be striking.

Using the White Craft Ink Watercolor technique, I used Whisper White Craft ink to color the flower image, let dry, and then color with markers. 

Stamps: Flowering Fields, Six-Sided Sampler; Paper: Basic Gray, Wildflower Fields DSP; Ink: Hello Honey, Delightful Dijon, Old Olive markers, Versamark, Whisper White Craft; Accessories: Crushed Curry baker's twine, White EP, Aquapainter, Dimensionals.

And while I was at it, I designed a simple notecard for stamp club.  Members will be able to pick their background paper, pick their coordinating flower or leaf image, and color in what palette they desire.

It will be more freedom of choice than usual for club, so this should be fun!  We'll end up with a lot of unique cards.

P.S. I just got the Sale-a-Bration set, What I Love, and the little sentiments with the fun script in this set is what I love!  :)

Stamps: Flowering Fields, What I Love; Paper: Whisper White, Wildflower Fields DSP; Ink: Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Old Olive, Basic Black Archival; Accessories: Aquapainter.

Hop on over to Dawn Tidd's blog to see what she put together with this set. Her projects are always so fun!

 

13 comments:

Dawn Tidd said...

Stunning! I love the white craft ink and watercoloring. It makes a beautiful image! And your club members will love painting their images. I may try that with my clubs too.

Yapha said...

Oh, Heidi, that first card is absolutely stunning!! Super wow!!

Linda Callahan said...

And you were right.....stamping on the dark paper looks terrific! Pretty cards!

Rochelle Blok said...

Three gorgeous cards Heidi! They are all CAS but all stunning! The colouring on the dark cardstock for the first card really makes that image pop! Amazing! Rochelle xo

Nancy Smith said...

This is my favorite SAB set this year. I love what you made with it! Beautiful cards.

Tanya Boser said...

Gorgeous, as always!! Love the coloring on the dark paper. And thanks for planning the projects for my first workshop in at least 2 years ;)

rubberredneck said...

Wow gorgeous the white craft on the gray is stunning! I too sit and color the images on scrap for fun too it relaxes me and lets my creativity start when I am stumped. Your club will love the freedom :)

Lisa Young said...

I love the technique you used for the first card and the simplicity of all of them. I agree about the sentiments in What I Love. That is exactly why I got the set!

Jess said...

Gorgeous cards Heidi. I love the different variations and styles you've used with this set. Super cute! TFS

Martha Inchley said...

Beautiful Cards Heidi! I love how you stamped on the grey cardstock. I have never heard of this technique. I'm definitely going to have to try it as your flowers are stunning.

Nikki Spencer said...

Your card design is great Heidi, l love tilted panels and you picked your colours beautifully, they look so fresh and on trend. xx

Adriana Benitez said...

oOh, really like the look of the white and color on the gray panel. TFS!

Betty said...

Sweet projects that perfectly fit this delicate stamp set!