Although this is our last day of Epic Celebrations, this is actually the first card I made with this set. I took one look at that guitar and knew exactly what I wanted to do with it!
This background technique is called Direct to Paper. You create it by rubbing or brushing the ink pad directly on the paper. The technique produces great color and a wonderful dynamic effect, not to mention the fact that it worked perfectly with this sentiment from the Marquee Messages stamp set. I fussy cut the guitar like on this card, but, again, it really isn’t that hard to do.
After working with this same stamp set all week, and since this is the last day of Epic Celebrations, I am sharing what I have learned with you.
- Although at first glance it might seem more for masculine cards, with the right color combinations it certainly does make CUTE feminine cards too.
- Make cards for all ages. We can make a fun card for a 16 year old or a 60 year old with this set.
- Pair it with bright colors, like today’s card, or with neutrals like this card. I love it both ways!
- Any of the images in this set work well for creating backgrounds with repeated stamping.
It is such a fun versatile set! Remember, the only way to get it is to earn it through Sale-A-Bration. During this campaign, for every $50 you spend you get to choose a free item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. This year Stampin’ Up is offering 2 levels of earning free product, giving you have even more options. Earn the larger items with a $100 order.
You can view the Sale-A-Bration brochure by clicking on the rotating catalog picture on the side or bottom of this page. Next, click the Sale-A-Bration image on that page. We’ll be sharing inspiration from a different free item next week!
I’d love to hear from you! Let me know which of the Epic Celebrations cards you liked the most. If you need help with an order, or have questions, please contact me!
Sneakers and Speakers are two of my 18 year old’s favorite things! He loves shopping for shoes and speakers/headphones of any kind. I sort of share this shoe obsession with him. I probably have way too many in my closet. Maybe my love of cute shoes is one of the reasons I am enjoying this Epic Celebrations stamp set so much. With it, I can create cute shoes in any color I want!
On today’s card I used my son’s two favorite things and two of my favorite colors, Night of Navy and Lemon Lime Twist. I love them both, and together they really produce a WOW effect! I chose to fussy cut the shoes for this card so I could use Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop them up, but I think the card would still be epic if you didn’t have time for that extra detail.
The headphones in the background were stamped with VersaMark ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. Since I don’t have a Lemon Lime Twist marker, I used a Blender Pen and my ink pad to color those wonderful green shoes.
If you don’t have Blender Pens (102845), you really need to buy some. They allow you to color with any ink pad you have. They also are wonderful to use with the Watercolor Pencils (141709). (Check out these pink shoes colored with Watercolor Pencils.) Blender Pens are $12 and you get 3 dual tipped pens, so they last a really long time.
The new Occasions Catalog also offers variety packs of Classic Stampin’ Spots. These are cute little ink pads that allow you to expand your ink pad color palette without the expense of full size pads. There are two of these variety packs available for $9 each.
Tutti Frutti Classic Stampin’ Spots (145644)
Picture Perfect Party Classic Stampin’ Spots (145641)
Remember, until March 31, if you place an order of $50 or more you earn FREE product! I can help you choose items that will stretch your dollars as far as possible! (Shopping for Stampin’ stuff is more fun to me than sneakers and speakers shopping!) Contact me today, I am here to help!
This is day 3 of Epic Celebrations stamp set! If you want to take a look at the images included in this set, check out this post. Today we have used repeated stamped images like our shoes yesterday, except with the guitar image. This card was surprisingly easy to do. Using Watercolor Pencils I quickly added color to the guitars. I like that the images were intentionally NOT colored perfectly, just quickly. It adds a sort of hand drawn feel to the card.
The Tailored Tag Punch (new in the Occasions Catalog) nicely frames the stamped sentiment and adds a wonderful masculine touch. Because of the straight lines, it is easy to to add a larger colored layer, even without a larger punch. A black marker and a ruler helped me add the “pin stripe” detail to the punched sentiment. This turned out exactly as I had hoped it would. How often does that happen? 😉 Like yesterday’s card, I added a little bling with some metallic thread, but in copper this time. It is shiny, but doesn’t look out of place on the masculine card.
Don’t forget, you can select the Epic Celebrations stamp set FREE with a $50 order during our Sale-A-Bration campaign going on now! We have 2 more cards to share from this set. Be sure to check back! There’s another shoe project coming tomorrow. 🙂
Epic Celebrations in Pink? What could be better?! Today we are sharing our next project using the Epic Celebrations stamp set from Stampin’ Up’s Sale-A-Bration catalog. This is such a fun set. Yesterday, we used the fun guitar image, but today’s project is all about the shoes! This card, like the one yesterday, was inspired by the catalog samples. Here’s a look at our pink card…
After stamping these shoes with black ink on my Powder Pink paper, I used my Watercolor Pencils to color them pink and white. Aren’t they cute?! Love how they turned out. The sentiment is so fitting for these awesome shoes. I also added a little sparkle with silver metallic thread. This card will surely make someone smile when I pass it on.
Now, here are a couple things I want you to keep in mind from this project…
- First, be sure to use your catalogs for inspiration! I don’t know if I would have come up with those pink shoes on my own or not. But I didn’t have to! Stampin’ Up! catalogs are FILLED with wonderful project ideas. Be sure to try them.
- Second, the Watercolor Pencils look so good on the colored cardstock! Don’t limit your coloring to Whisper White or Very Vanilla paper.
Check back tomorrow! We have another guitar card to share with you!
Epic Celebrations is the first stamp set that we are featuring on our Sale-A-Bration blitz. Each week we will choose a different Sale-A-Bration item and post projects made using that item. Hopefully that will help you choose which of these great FREE stamp sets and items is right for you. The Epic Celebrations set has quickly become one of my favorites! Here’s a look at the stamp set…
It has fun images and sentiments. We’ll be sharing masculine projects and girlie ones this week, because it works great for either. A gift bag sample in the Sale-A-Bration brochure inspired our first card…
We used a variety of colors and images to create the fun background, but my favorite detail is that Tangerine Tango guitar! I stamped the guitar with VersaMark ink and embossed it with white embossing powder. Then I fussy cut it with my Paper Snips…which was actually pretty easy. Add an “epic” sentiment and some sequin stars to finish it off. So cute!
You can earn this stamp set FREE during our Sale-A-Bration sale that lasts until the end of March. Simply place a $50 order, or more, and earn free product. Click ‘Shop Now’ at the top of this page to get started.
I have four more projects from the Epic Celebrations set to share with you this week. Be sure to check back tomorrow, you won’t want to miss any of them!