Sale-A-Bration is the best time of the Stampin' Up! year. Why? you ask. Because during that period, which began January 4 and runs through March 31, for every $50 you order (before shipping and tax) you can pick one of the freebies from the special SAB brochure!
This year, they have 12 choices from which to pick. After perusing the Sale-A-Bration brochure, I immediately fell in love with one of the free stamp sets, Delicate Details, found on page 9. It is a set of five border stamps, each a delightful and delectable piece of stamped lace.
My most recent Stamp-In workshop was held Monday, January 9. So my girls could see firsthand at least one of the SAB offerings, I created a card using one of the lace strips from that stamp set.
Pairing strips of lace stamping with strips cut from a retired Designer Series Paper that featured lines of happy branches, I created an entire background for my card front. In fact, when one of my girls sat down to begin creating this card, she thought it WAS DSP!
Everyone had so much fun putting this card together! One of the girls had an alternate method for placing the stripes. I will refer to that later, in the instructions.
|Isn't that lace simply adorable?!?|
Old Olive cardstock
Calypso Coral cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Designer Series Paper (ideally one that has a design in 1/2" stripes)
Rose Wonder stamp set
Old Olive ink
Always Artichoke ink
Rose Garden Thinlits
Fold a 5 1/2" X 8 1/2" piece of Calypso Coral cardstock in half, creasing well with a bone folder.
TO PREPARE THE 4" X 5 1/4" PIECE OF OLD OLIVE CARDSTOCK: Stamp the lace border in Always Artichoke ink so the tips of the longest portions of lace fall at the bottom of the piece. Add a 1/2" x 4" piece of DSP above the lace stamping. Continue in this manner until you have covered the entire green piece. You will need five of the DSP pieces and will stamp the lace strip about 5 1/2 times.
ALTERNATE OPTION PRESENTED BY MY STAMPER: She first stamped the lace edge, turned over the strip of DSP and laid it above the stamping, then stamped again, and continued all the way up the card, spacing the stamping by laying the DSP strip upside down above the previous stamped lace. After she had all the stamping done, she adhered the strips in their empty spots. Whichever method you prefer and feel most comfortable with is the one you should use.
Adhere the completed piece to the card base.
On a scrap of Whisper White, stamp the border of the label in Old Olive ink and the sentiment in Always Artichoke. Using the matching Framelit, cut it out at the Big Shot.
With the Banner Punch, punch out one banner from Calypso Coral cardstock. Adhere it to the back of the right side of the sentiment label.
From Old Olive cardstock, use the correct Thinlit to cut a branch. Adhere this to the card base as you please.
With a couple Stampin' Dimensionals, adhere the sentiment piece over the top of the branch.