One of the many perks of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is getting to pre-order stuff. I ordered a few of the products that will be part of the Sale-a-Bration event that runs February 1st through March 31st. With every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax), you earn a free Sale-a-Bration product. And this year, you'll get to choose from 4 stamp sets, a ribbon bundle or a pack of designer series paper! I chose to pre-order one of the stamp sets that features 4 images that coordinate with Stampin' Up! punches, the designer series paper and the ribbon. The colors in the designer series paper (Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Sahara Sand) are so soothing, so I used them as the inspiration for a non-traditional take on a Valentine.
It's very subtle, but the heart image is stamped with two colors - I inked the stamp with Certainly Celery and then took a sponge dauber and applied some Bashful Blue randomly on the image as well. I cut out the heart, layered it over a circle with stampin' dimensionals and then applied it to the designer series paper panel with dimensionals. It gives the heart a nice depth on the card.
I'll be playing some more with my new goodies, so be sure to check back for some more projects real soon!
Stamps: Polka Dot Punches (available 1/19/09), Holidays & Wishes
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Sahara Sand, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Ink: Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Versamark
Accessories: Delicate Dots designer series paper (available 1/19/09), scallop circle punch, 1-3/4" circle punch, white gel pen, white embossing powder, heat tool, sponge daubers, stampin' dimensionals.