Monday, August 5, 2019

Leave a Little Sparkle for a Monday Morning

Every Monday morning needs a little extra something to brighten it up, right? And I have just the thing this morning! It's a new stamp set called Leave a Little Sparkle. It has unicorns! You can't go wrong with unicorns! And when you do unicorns with Gorgeous Grape and Coastal Cabana, it's all that more magical! Am I right?

This is actually a sample for my next Technique Night classes. The theme of the classes is Ribbon Techniques. We're going to be tying bows, dying ribbons and gathering ribbons! For this card, the technique is how to tie a Double Finger Bow, which you see on the card with the polka dot tulle ribbon.

  • I started by stamping the sentiment, to make sure I had it straight before going to all the work of stamping and colouring the main image. The sentiment is from the Leave a Little Sparkle stamp set as are all the images shown here.
  • The swirl at the bottom is stamped in Coastal Cabana to give the unicorn a cloudy image to stand on.
  • I stamped the unicorn itself last, in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I used the Memento ink as it is water soluble and I was planning on colouring the unicorn using the Stampin' Blends alcohol markers, so they wouldn't smear the outline if they touched it.
  • I used the Pool Party Stampin' Blends Combo to colour the unicorn's body, leaving lots of white areas, as I wanted this unicorn to have a white appearance.
  • The mane, tail, hooves and horn are coloured with Highland Heather Stampin' Blends Combo, and with the Light Bermuda Bay and Dark Pool Party Stampin' Blends markers.
  • The Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon was used to make a Double Finger Bow and it was attached to the card using adhesive on the back of the Coastal Cabana matte.
  • There are a few Woven Threads Assortment of Sequins on the card front, for a little extra sparkle as well as a layer of Wink of Stella on the mane, tail, and hooves.
  • Hopefully, you can see the Wink of Stella a little better in this pic. Check the mane, tail, horn and hooves.

It's summer time, my favourite time of year, and to celebrate, during the month of August, I'm offering Free Shipping on all orders (but not to be used in conjunction with other discounts I offer such as Demo Discounts or Papercraft Cat Point Redemptions)! This is a great time to stock up on your favourites or your basics without that pesky shipping charge, which I will pay for you!  If you earned any Bonus Day Coupons, you can redeem those in August, and since Stampin' Up! pays the tab on those, you can certainly combine those with the free shipping for a nice bargain! Plus, when you place an order in August, you will get your copy of the Holiday Catalogue with your products!
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