Hello and welcome to my blog. Today, I am sharing with you a card that I did for my friends’ monthly downline meeting this month. My Stampin’ Up! upline isn’t a business demonstrator and doesn’t hold meetings so I attend my friends; each month we all get together and have dinner, talk laugh and create three projects most of the time. Each month someone volunteers to provide dinner, and three others volunteer to provide projects. I had signed up to do a project this month. For my project this month I created a card using the Saleabration Stamp Set Lovely Lattice. Here’s a look at the card I created.

The Lovely Lattice Stamp set features delicate floral images that are great for a lovely focal image like I did here or great for a background. Lovely Lattice is one of those sets that you can do so much with. Its also a level one Saleabration stamp set. Which means that the only way to get it is by earning it with you can earn it with a quailing order. You can earn it for free with a $50 order in my online store. Here’s a look at the complete stamp set.

image by Stampin’ Up!

Make Your Own Rainbow Connection:

The technique I used to create my card is a really fun one that I saw back in November at OnStage in Orlando, and I am sad to say I can not remember the demonstrator that shared it. But, I am very grateful that she did.

  • I used the Stamparatus to create my card. This wonderful precision placement tool makes this technique so much easier. The first thing you have to do is place your stamp where you want it. Since the Lovely Lattice stamp set is a Cling set it makes it so much easier.
  • You can create the rainbow stamped image two different ways. You can use either full size pads or stampin’ spots. I prefer to use the latter because it’s easier to handle using the Stamparatus. One reason is because the smaller stampin’ spots allow for more precision inking of the image. Second with this technique you can get more color or less color in this situation in areas that you need them to be.
  • For my colors I used Lovely Lipstick, Bermuda Bay, and Daffodil Delight. If you notice these colors are primary colors (in their on way that is). I picked a Red, Blue, and Yellow because they each are as I mentioned primary colors on the color wheel, and they will each combine to create a secondary color. This same rule applies to stamping.
  • I started out my selectively inking up areas of the stamp with Daffodil Delight ink. Then I used the Stamparatus and stamped the image down. Next I cleaned the stamp and inked up the image again in a different area in Lovely Lipstick. I stamped it down and it was okay if the areas slightly overlapped. The reason it was okay is because these two colors combine to create the secondary color. When you mix the colors together you get a orange color.
  • I repeated the process with Bermuda Bay ink. The only difference with the inking process with the third color was that I had to make sure that the blue didn’t overlap with any of the orange hue. Blue and orange are complimentary colors and when you mix them they create a mud or a natural black tone. If I was painting I could mix these to colors together and add a little white paint and I would get a natural grey color.
  • You can see in the stamped image above how this process works. Each time you recreate this card your outcome will be just slightly different each time.
  • The sentiment I used came from Healing Hugs. This is a wonderful photorealistic stamp set that is perfect for all your get well needs. I inked up the sentiment the same way as I did the floral image. I also used the Stamparatus for this because it allowed me to stamp a section of the sentiment three times once in each color. I allowed each color to overlap slightly.
image by Stampin’ Up!

To finish off my card, I took the card front and cut it down to 3 3/4 x 5. I layered that on to a piece of 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 piece of Basic Black Cardstock. By placing the whisper white card front on to the basic black piece it allowed the rainbow image to pop. I added the card front onto a card base of whisper white thick cardstock cut at 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2.

All the other supplies that I used you will be able to find in the Shopping List below. During Saleabration you are rewarded based on your purchases. If you are new and never heard of Saleabration. Well, Saleabration is the biggest time of the year for Stampin’ Up! because you get rewarded for shopping. There are two different levels of rewards. There are Level 1 rewards ($50 before taxes & shipping) and Level 2 ($100 before taxes & shipping) and for each level you can pick one item based on the amount you spent. The fun kicked off January 3rd, and will run through March 31, so be ready for the fun. You can view the Saleabration items by clicking here.

Thanks for dropping by today, I hope that you have a wonderful day. You can find the full list of supplies for this card in my shopping list below.

You will find the Shopping List Below Click on any of the items to go to my Online Store:

If you don’t have these ink pads and want the stampin’ Spots you can ink up your own by using ink refills and the uninked stampin’ spots.

Happy Stampin’
Rick