Thursday, March 1, 2018

March Blog Hop

Hello Stampers! Welcome back to another fabulous edition of our monthly blog hop!  We're all current Stampin' Up! Demonstrators, part of Diana Gibbs' County INKers team.  So our theme this month is the end of Sale-A-Bration 2018!  Can't believe how quickly this year is going by and Sale-A-Bration will be over by the end of March. Still lots of great items you can earn with a qualifying order.

If you're just arriving, welcome!  I'm sure you checked out Barb's creation.  For my creation, I used the stamp set Heartfelt Blooms.  It's part of Stamping' Up!'s new Distinktive stamp line, which gives you a photographic finish.  I created this card as part of a swap with our team this past weekend.  I used the InColor Flirty Flamingo since it will be retiring later this year. I paired with Basic Black and another InColor, Lemon Lime Twist. 

 Since I had to create 10 similar cards, I kept the design simple. I'm sure I was inspired by a blog sketch challenge but sadly, now I don't remember which blog challenge.  

We created this fun card at our meeting, it features the stamp set Party Pandas and it is just too cute.  Diana Gibbs designed this card and luckily, I got to play, well, color with the new Stamping' Blends markers. The Party Pandas are so cute and they are fun to color. The DSP is also from Sale-A-Bration, it's the Bubbles and Fizz DSP. This is such a cheerful birthday card.

My last creation, another one that Diana designed also features the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set. However, the star of this card is the Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper. Can I just tell you how BEAUTIFUL it is in person!  WOW!  The technique with this card, using the Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad, we inked it directly onto the paper and then using a sponge, dabbed it around the paper.  It gave the paper such a cool effect! Because parts of the paper are foiled, it resisted the black ink. I hope I'm explaining this correctly, if not, let me know. 

Up next is my awesome friend Ellie!  Can't wait to see her creation.

Below are all the links to our blogs, come check us out. 

Kathya (You are here)

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you have a great week.

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