Today’s Stamp Off Challenge is to make a card using the Ombre technique.
As you know the Stampin’ Up! 2017/2018 Annual Catalog starts on June 1st. As a Demonstrator we were able to purchase a select variety of items from that catalog. One of the items was ombre Designer Series Paper called Color Theory. I decided that there was a good chance that Buffy and Jackie would use that Designer Series Paper so I decided to do something different.
I used the stamp set called Birthday Banners to make this card. I know it is not exactly ombre but I thought it was close enough. I stamped the candles using Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Peekaboo Peach and So Saffron. Birthday Banners is a great set because it goes with so many other products. It matches the Balloon Bouquet Punch and the Bunch Of Banners Framelits Dies.
Now, let’s go see what Jackie and Buffy made. Do you think they used the new Designer Series Paper? Wouldn’t it be funny if we all thought the same thing and no one used it at all? No worries though. You will see it soon enough!
This is the third card we made at our monthly stamp club meeting this month. It uses the stamp set called Weather Together. This stamp set has a matching set of Framelits called Umbrella Weather. If you order them before the end of May you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle. Beginning June 1st, the Bundle price goes away. The good news is that the stamps and Framelits will be in the new catalog (just not at the Bundle price).
Don’t forget the 2017 Occasions Catalog also ends on May 31st. Although there are a lot of products in there that are carrying over, there are also a lot that are not. Some of the retiring merchandise is already sold out. You can click on my link to the right of this post to see what is retiring. If you want something from that list you better order it soon or it will be gone forever!
You probably have noticed by now that I really like the Lemon Lime Twist In Color with Flirty Flamingo. I think I have made 4 or 5 cards using this color combination. It just such a bright and happy combination. It is perfect for summertime. Of course, here, summer hasn’t started yet and probably won’t until July! Let’s hope it is not one of those summers.
I used the set of Thinlits called Swirly Scribbles to make the flowers and leaves. The sentiment is from the stamp set called All Things Thanks. It is a great set for making thank you cards because it has nine different stamps that say thank you in all different ways and sizes. By the way, in case you noticed, yes, I have been making a lot of thank you cards lately. I went to send one a couple of weeks ago and I had nothing made! I have about 30 birthday cards ready but not a single thank you. Sad.
Today, I decided to get out my No Bones About It stamp set. I bought this set a long time ago and have never used it. Sometimes I like to buy sets that I will be able to use in the future with my grandchildren. I saved a really old train set for this purpose that retired a long time ago but had a wheel with the train tracks. I am sure girls love dinosaurs too but I never met a boy who didn’t.
I stamped the solid dinosaurs in lighter colors and stamped off before stamping them on Whisper White. This made them a little lighter. Then I stamped the bones in a darker color. I used Peekaboo Peach, So Saffron, Sweet Sugarplum, Pool Party and Powder Pink for the solid images. I used Island Indigo, Calypso Coral, Perfect Plum and Rose Red for the bones.
It is Friday which means it is time for another BS & J Productions Stamp Off Challenge. This week our challenge is to make a fun fold card. I do have to mention how awesome Jackie is for coming up with these challenges every week. She keeps us going and I truly appreciate her.
I decided to something a little different than a normal fun fold card (are you surprised?).
I used the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits to make the outside of my card. I used some awesome new Designer Series Paper that will be in the new 2017 Annual Catalog beginning in June. It is called Delightful Daisy. You will love the color combinations in this paper. Actually all the products I used for this card will be in the new catalog. The flower is a new stamp set called Daisy Delight. It has a matching punch called Daisy. By the way, the new catalogs are here so if you would like one, let me know!
Inside the Mini Treat Bag is a card.
All the stamps on this project are included in the Daisy Delight Stamp Set. Aren’t they just adorable?
Now let’s go see what Jackie & Buffy made for their fun fold card.
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One of the great things I love about Stampin’ Up! is how versatile their products are. You can mix and match stamp sets, dies and colors. Everything coordinates so you don’t have to guess what goes with what.
I used a die set on this card called Window Box Thinlits. Now, as you can see, I didn’t make a box with it but instead I used a couple of the other dies in this set to make a card. The candles and the polka dot squares were cut using these dies.
The banner is from Birthday Banners, Banners For You and Bunches of Banners Framelits Dies. You can save 10% by purchasing the Banners For You stamp set and Bunches of Banners Framelits in a Bundle until May 31st. After that, the Bundle price goes away.
The best part of this card is all the stamp sets and dies are being carried over to the new Annual Catalog!