Thursday, 23 January 2020

AWH SALE-A-Bration Blog Hop

Welcome to the first Art With Heart Blog Hop for 2020. This month we are featuring cards using the amazing products you can earn for free during our Sale-a-bration promotion.
Until the 31st of March for every $90 you spend on Stampin’ Up! products you will earn free products from our Sale-a-bration brochure. 

Sale-a-bration also has a bonus for recruits joining during this promotion. For the joining fee of $169 you can choose your starter kit of products to the value of $235 plus  Mini Paper Cutter, 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper sampler and their choice of stamp set

Hostess’ earn bonuses too! When you host a party with sales above $500 you receive this Little Ladybug set in addition to the usual Hostess benefits.

I've been lucky enough to earn this stamp set already, so I was keen to play around with it. For this card, the Stamparatus came in handy, and when there was a bug in each corner, it seemed like fun to use primary shades to colour. I used the Stamparatus for the little bugs too, but if I did this again, I would stamp around the square, as so many were covered over.

I wanted to use a wobble disc under a lady bug but the ones I had were larger than the bug, so it went under the sentiment in the middle instead.

For this next card I've included SALE-A-Bration DSP, which I brayered with Melon Mambo, Mango Melody and Coastal Cabana and where these colours meet, it creates an apricot shade, and green too.

I've included all the big bug images, and I fussy cut them after colouring. I've since received the co-ordinating dies in the post, but I couldn't wait for them to arrive.

This might make a cute birthday card for my grand-daughter as she celebrates her 7th birthday soon. 

Another amazing set in the SAB catalogue is the Power Of Hope Bundle. There is a 7 piece stamp set, paired with a Stone 3-D embossing folder, which requires a spend of $180 to earn.

It seemed a happy match for the Magnolia Lane DSP. The images were each stamped onto an oval of whisper white, and coloured with Stampin' Blends.

Additionally, the lady was stamped onto one of the smaller prints of Magnolia Lane paper, and the kimono was fussy cut. It's just like making paper dolls.

The pergoda was simply stamped and coloured. I love the way the roof curves up so elegantly.

The next demonstrator to share their Sale-a-bration inspiration with you is….. Kim Hern

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  1. Wow Rachel you've been so busy! These cards are all fantastic and the bright primary colours you've used on your ladybug cards really make the images pop! Your paper pieced Japanese lady is super cool too xx

  2. Wow, you've been busy creating! Your cards are all fabulous, but I especially love the square Ladybug card. The bright colours are so cheerful, and the little bugs around the edge are adorable!

  3. Bright and beautiful cards Rachel the ladybugs are my favurite!

  4. All of your cards are just gorgeous Rachel, but I particularly love the brayered card, it really adds something special.

  5. Wow, haven't you been busy?! I love the brayered colouring on your ladybug card, it is so beautiful and I love the bright colours of the square ladybug card. The kimono paper pieced is perfect with the Magnolia papers. Amazing work!

  6. So many cards Rachel and I love them all. The ladybugs are so playful and colourful.

  7. Lovely cards Rachel. 4 projects is really impressive. your lady bug cards are so bright & happy. Especially love the square card with the little bugs as a border. The combination of the Power of Hope stamps with the magnolia dsp is simply lovely. 💖💖

  8. You've been busy creating gorgeous cards Rachel, I do love the brayered Ladybug card the most and how the colours have blended into one another.

  9. What gorgeous cards Rachel, love the brayered ladybug card and the square card is great, I have never used a wobble disc. I love the use of the magnolia papers with the Power of Hope cards they are just lovely and the colouring on the pergoda is just spot on. Great Cards!

  10. Love how you brayed the honey bee DSP to create gradient colouring as the background, very clever! And the use of Magnolia Lane DSP with the Power of Hope Bundle is fantastic, and they go so well together.


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