Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Sale-A-Bration 2020 Sneak Peek - Stampin' Up Artisan Blog Hop

Well, hello peaches! Welcome to the Sale-A-Bration Sneak Peek Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! Are you excited for Sale-A-Bration?! Sale-A-Bration pre-earn is finally here from December 3, 2019 to January 2, 2020! This means that demonstrators can earn items in the Sale-A-Bration Shop offering early. For every $50 USD/$60 CAD or $100 USD/$120 CAD you spend, you choose a free item from the Sale-A-Braton brochure that matches the level you spent. Demonstrators can even use the preorder of the January–June mini catalog and purchase items from that catalog or any other current catalog, and earn free Sale-A-Bration products! If you aren’t a demonstrator yet, this is a great sneak peek to see what is in store for Sale-A-Bration beginning January 3, 2020! Each of the team's designers were assigned different Sale-A-Bration products so make sure you hop all the way through to see all of the amazing new products coming your way! You may have just arrived from the wonderfully talented Kaylee Van Es' Blog. I just adore what she has created!
I get to showcase the Lovely Lilly Pad Stamp Set (#152288). This is one of those fun "Reversibles" Stamp Sets. Which means this set is uniquely designed so that both sides of the photopolymer stamp can be used, One side creates the lines and detail; while the other fills in the image. However, with this set, the images are not symmetrical and will not line up perfectly, but that makes the result very artsy, I think. There are so many possibilities!
 For my first card, I wanted to show you how you can use the reversed side of the stamp to create a background. It's very simple

Here's how you do it: 
First, I like to stamp the detailed side of the stamp first, because that makes it easier to see where i will be placing the filled in part of the image.

Next (after you clean the inked up side you just used), you simply flip the stamp over to the other side and place it firmly on your clear block. Then ink up as you usually would and stamp. I first stamped off onto scratch paper so that my "filler" image would be a shade lighter.

You can see for my sample, I used the wavy watery image to create a soft patterned background using Petal Pink Ink on Petal Pink Cardstock (below). You will notice that my flower image looks filled in. If the offset look of this reversible stamp bothers you, you can simply use a Sponge Dauber to fill in any uninked areas.

Here's a closeup of the effect:
I made a smaller 3x3 coordinating note card as well:

For my next card, I used that gorgeous Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper to layer behind my flower image. I used So Saffron Ink to stamp the lily pad image onto my background. I love creating my own patterned paper this way. It's very simple and doesn't require many supplies-just ink, stamps, and paper!

Here's a close up of the finished card:
These Sale-A-Bration products were so fun and inspiring and I had a blast using them. Don't forget that this preorder/pre-earn period is an exclusive benefit for demonstrators. You will want to get your hands on these products earlier, so you are ready to share with your customers when it goes live. I hope you have enjoyed all of today's cards and designs (full list of supplies below). Keep hopping along and check out my other fellow teammates’ pages. They have some pretty amazing projects to share. I’ve listed them, along with all products used below or you can just click the link below to hop to the fabulously creative Maike Beimler

Don't forget: Stampin' Up! features a corporate blog post each Thursday of the month where we Artisans share creative tips, tricks, and strategies. You can find these posts in the "notes" section of the Stampin' Up! Facebook Page.Thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll see you next post!

2019 Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team

Tanya Rees

Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you next post!
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