Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Sale-a-bration 2018 Blog Hop

Welcome to 2018 and my first blog hop for the year! We have lots of creativity to share with you featuring Sale-a-bration 2018 products. Let's get started!
My projects showcase the stamp set Heartfelt Blooms, which has a gorgeous bunch of flowers.  This stamp set is part of Stampin’ Up!’s new line of Distinktive stamp sets. The stamps lay down the ink at different opacities giving the finished images more depth.  You won’t believe the amazing detail this stamp creates.  In fact, I couldn’t decide on just one card, so I made two to show off this fantastic set! 
My first card has a heat embossed main image panel.

I inked the stamp in Versa Mark and the Calypso Coral before covering with clear embossing powder and set with the heat gun.

Look at that detail - incredible for an embossed image!

My second card is stamped in Basic Black Archival Ink.  I then used my Aqua Painters to color the image.

The main panel of each card is adhered to a piece of Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper from the new Occasions catalog. 

Check back tomorrow for additional details, including supply lists for creating both cards. 
Make sure you keep hopping along to see all the other Sale-A-Bration projects! Click on the "Next" button below to visit Sue Kremer's blog.

Are you new to Sale-a-bration? It is an annual event where exclusive products are earned for orders  qualifying orders placed.  A minimum $50 purchase is required. You can earn as many Sale-a-bration products as you would like!  How exciting!  And, be sure to watch for an additional set of Sale-a-bration items coming on February 16th!

If you are ready to place an order and don't already have a demonstrator, I would love to help you with any questions and to be your demonstrator! Click here to go to my online store. When you place an order, I will send you the latest catalogs.  
Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy Stampin',


Emilie Poncelet said...

Very nice cards !! TFS

Ginger said...

Melanie, these are two great ways to use this stamp. I've been on the fence about it but I think you've changed my mind.

Sandee904 said...

I love both cards, Melanie. The detail in this flower stamp is incredible. TFS

Stampin with Darla in AZ said...

Wow both cards using two different techniques take on different looks for sure! Both so pretty! I have set and now you have given me inspiration to try both types of cards!

Anonymous said...

Love this stamp set. Thank you for the inspiration.

Terri Stewart said...

Love these cards and the techniques--very inspiring! Thank you for sharing!

Shirley said...

Thanks for pointing out the opacity gradient on Heartfelt Blooms. This makes a great feature yielding instant depth.

Handstamped by Joyce Hall said...

Both cards are gorgeous, especially the one with the Berry Burst ribbon. I am looking forward to playing with that set and duplicating your cards.

Nicole said...

Love both cards the one that is coloured really pops out for me! awesome

Twila said...

Beautiful set of cards. I love how detailed the stamp is.

Susan's Craft Room said...

I love this stamp set. You did a great job coloring the floral image. I've not tackled that. I may have to CASE yours!

Sue McDonald said...

love how you've coloured image too when Im better I'll have to play with mine