Thursday, February 19, 2015

Control Freaks Tour - Time to "Sale-A-Brate"

Yippee! My favorite time of the month...Control Freaks time! We are so excited to SALE-A-BRATE with you all as you hop along for some inspiration. For this month's tour, we are showcasing the amazing products you can get for FREE (with any $50 order) from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. There are definitely some must-haves that need to go on your list! Sale-A-Bration will continue all the way through March 31st, so there is still lots of time to save up to spend...and earn something FREE!

If you've already been hopping along then you just came from the talented Julie Davison's blog. If this is your first stop, then welcome and enjoy the ride! We hope that we can get your creative juices flowing!

I chose two items from the Sale-A-Bration brochure to showcase today.

{Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper}

{Simply Wonderful Stamp Set}

I grabbed 6 note cards and decided it would be fun to take one of each print from the Specialty DSP and use each stamp in the set on each of the note cards. The great thing about the Irresistibly Yours DSP is that you get to color the background ANY WAY YOU WANT. It is white paper with a glossy white pattern, so you create the color. For each of the cards below I just used a sponge to create the look that I wanted. It was so fun to play and create!

For my first card I blended the colors into each other to show that they are going from dark to light.

Colors: Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: 1/8" Daffodil Delight Ribbon
Tools: Big Shot & Oval Framelits

 
This particular card I used three different shades of Pink Pirouette Blendabilities to color in each stripe.

Colors: Pink Pirouette
Accessories: 1/8" Melon Mambo Ribbon, Pearls
Tools: Big Shot & Deco Label Framelits, Owl Punch (bitty hearts)

For this card, I just tapped on the background instead of smearing to make a solid color. 

Colors: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Accessories: Pearls
Tools: Big Shot & Starburst Framelits, 1-3/4" Circle Punch

I used the masking technique for this card and taped off each section to color.

Colors: Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana
Accessories: Rhinestones
Tools: Decorative Label Punch, Banner Punch

This effect is similar to the first one, but chose to go diagonally blending three different colors together. 

Colors: Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Pearls
Tools: Bitty Flower Punch

This simple card might actually be my favorite!! 

Colors: Bermuda Bay
Accessories: Candy Dots

What a fun group of cards to give as a gift to someone!


Leave me a comment and let me know which note card is YOUR favorite!
Keep on the tour to find even more amazing inspiration and SALE-A-BRATE with us!! Next up is the one and only Stamper Camper, Mary Brown. I'm sure you are in for a treat!

3 comments :

Ann S. said...

Thank you for showing all of these great coloring techniques. Having them all in one post is incredibly helpful...lovely cards!

Tracy Johnston said...

I love the different ways to use the design paper and the uses of punches and sentiments.

Linda Callahan said...

That DSP is fabulous......and all of the backgrounds you created are gorgeous!

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