Friday, February 19, 2016

Control Freaks Sale-a-Bration Blog Tour

Welcome... It's time to hop along with the fabulous Control Freaks!  This month we will take a more in-depth look at the Sale-a-Bration offerings.  Remember, each of the Sale-a-Bration items are FREE with a $50 purchase, and they are irresistible!  If you are following the tour, you've probably arrived here from Mary Brown's blog.  I love her clean style!

Have you seen the three new Sale-a-Bration offerings, which just arrived on Tuesday?  One set is called Party Pants, and you're gonna need this one.  Why?  Because it is full of sentiments that fit perfectly in the Balloon Bouquet punch image (which also coordinates with Balloon Celebration & Balloon Builders sets).

This is my card for this week's Friday Mashup challenge, Birthdays & Stencils.  I used the circle (happy) stencil from Happy Patterns stencil pack and scribbled through the stencil with the fine tip of the Stampin' Write markers.

Check out the silver glittery balloon!  I taped down the new Sale-a-Bration Metallic Glitter Tape (another new offering) onto card stock and punched it out with the Balloon Bouquet punch.

Stamps: Party Pants; Paper: Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Cherry on Top DSP; Ink: Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Watermelon Wonder markers, Crushed Curry, Tip Top Taupe; Accessories: Metallic Glitter Tape, White baker's twine, Silver Metallic Thread, Mini Stapler, Balloon Bouquet punch, Banner punch, Happy Patterns stencil pack, Watercolor brush, Dimensionals.

After playing with the Flowering Fields stamp set earlier this week, I've been wanting to focus on the coordinating patterned paper offered in the Sale-a-Bration brochure, Wildflower Fields DSP, and on a project that would really let this paper shine.

This is a fun piece of paper art on a 2 x 4" plank that can be hung on the wall, important for one like me who is running out of table and shelf space.  I was able to squeeze 8 of the 12 patterns from the paper pack into this collage.

The background has a layer of gesso, to help it fade into the background, and I had fun with various shapes and embellishments to create the scene.  This project was inspired by Diane at My Art Journal.

Stamps: Papillon Potpourri, Silhouette & Script, Ray of Sunshine; Paper: Wildflower Fields DSP; Ink: Hello Honey, Old Olive, Blackberry Bliss, Chocolate Chip, Smoky Slate, Basic Black Archival; Accessories: Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers, White Perfect Accents, 2014-16 In Color Washi Tape, Basic Metal Button, White baker's twine, Venetian Crochet Trim, Silver mini brad, Dazzling Diamonds, 1-3/4" Circle punch, Elegant Butterfly punch, Tree Builder punch, Aquapainter, Sponges, Flower Fair framelits, Big Shot, Gesso, Acrylic paint, Wood block, Dimensionals.

Jump over to one of our newly-arrived Control Freaks, Melissa Stout. I'm so excited she has joined our group!


Melissa Davies said...

Love the unique card front - and all the pretty patterns and colors on your home decor - Who wouldn't want this paper pack after seeing this?! Adorable!

Connie Babbert said...

I LOVE the 2 x 4 decorated plank...what was the length you used? I have a ton of wood leftover from when they refinished my studio! The little scene is SO sweet and perfectly uses the DSP to advantage! Great job on the card, too! Thanks for the inspiration!

Heidi Baks said...

This plank was 9” high. I basically laid out the scene on the table and had hubby cut the plank to whatever height it looked it would be.

Julie Davison said...

WOW!! Both of your projects are amazing!! I am pinning them now!

Debbie Henderson Debbie's Designs said...

Two great cards and love the long fold on the 2nd one!

Melissa Stout said...

Um, Wow! I love how you created the little dots on the first card. Thanks for the great tip! And that d├ęcor piece is AMAZING!

Wendie Waldman said...

totally fun cards!