One of my favorite sets in the Sale-A-Bration catalog you can earn for free when you spend $50 before taxes and shipping is the Sending You Thoughts set, as it is all sentiments!!!! And well let's face it, who doesn't love sentiments stamps for their cards??
I participate each month in a swap group with a group of ladies through a Facebook group and I believe we are going on close to a year now of swapping with each other! It is so much fun!!! I love receiving happy mail each month, and we are all understanding when life happens and cards don't get done and sent on time, so we have flexibility which I love!
This month I decided to pair the NEW SAB set Sending you Thoughts with a favorite from the Annual Catalog, which is To a Wild Rose.
I used the colors of Grapefruit Grove for my card base and roses, and balmy blue as a layer on my whisper white, as well as a piece of basic black for a layering piece as well.
My card base is cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4". The basic black piece is cut at 4 1/8" x 5 3/8", and the whisper white is 4" x 5 1/4" for the both the front and inside. I then used the Stitched Nested Label dies and heat embossed the happy birthday sentiment on it using the shimmer black embossing powder.
For the balmy blue layer, I sponged it on using a makeup brush and balmy blue ink with one of the decorative masks from the holiday catalog, which is carrying over. I did not do the entire piece, just the middle section.
For the leaves, I used my stash of foliage pieces I have pre-cut and therefore these cards came together quickly after I stamped and die cut all the roses, 2 per card and 8 cards! I suggest to everyone to spend an afternoon punching and die cutting these foliage pieces, as it really helps make cards quicker when you have them on hand. I simply store them in an empty stamp container. Here is a picture. I will have to spend another afternoon soon and replenish some of my stock and colors after this card.
To finish the card off I used the basic rhinestones, and colored a few with the black Stampin' blends and left a few just plain.
I hope you enjoy this card and thank you for stopping by my blog. Remember if you want to make this card, head to my store and order your sets at http://stampwithkrissi.stampinup.net or click the shopping link on the main page of my blog.
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