Hello! Thanks for stopping by my blog today. We are being highlighted by the wonderful Kylie Bertucci, and you can VOTE for my project. The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop in February, so please do go vote for me. I’d love to be in the top 10 blog hop again next month!
Our theme for this month is Favorite Occasions and Sale-A-Bration products. It’s so hard to choose, but my top two favorites from the Occasions catalog have to be the Magical Day bundle and Brusho Crystal Color. And when you put these two things together, you get amazing results (no pun intended).
I made my background with Brusho on Watercolor Paper. I used Brilliant Red and Prussian Blue. I spritzed the paper until it was very wet, then added both colors in the same spots, to see if they would blend. And they did! I kept spritzing and dabbing up pools of water until I liked the way it looked. I love the deep purple-y gray that I got from it. After the background was dry, and I mean waaaay after (I made the background weeks before I finished the card, haha), I heat embossed these awesome lightning strikes in Silver. The lightning is from the new Sunshine & Rainbows bundle.
On the Whisper White cardstock, I stamped another stamp from Magical Day in Rich Razzleberry.
Dumbledore Generic Wizard is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. I first covered his robe with the Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends marker. Then I went over it in Light Rich Razzleberry, then added shading with Dark Rich Razzleberry and smoothed everything out with the Light Rich Razzleberry again. IMPORTANT: When you are coloring over something this many times, make sure to leave plenty of bleed room at the edges — don’t go all the way to the stamped edges. After you’re done and your colors have stopped bleeding outward, then you can carefully fill in any white edges with the lightest color, flicking inward from the edges and smoothing everything out.
For his hat, I used the same colors but only did one application of Light Rich Razzleberry and only added Dark RR to the brim. I colored his beard with Light and Dark Smoky Slate and his skin with Ivory and Bronze. After I die cut him, I colored in the white areas around the stamped image with the Light Smoky Slate, to blend it in with the card a little better.
I put a Silver Glimmer Paper lightning bolt coming out of his hand and added Basic Gray Shimmer Ribbon (part of the Sale-A-Bration Shimmer Ribbon Pack, FREE with a $50 order in the US). Then I added the “amazing” die cut from the Celebrate You thinlits (FREE during Sale-A-Bration with a $100 order). Finally, I added some rhinestones, because I love rhinestones.
This is the inside of the card.
Thanks for visiting my blog today; I hope you like my card! Make sure you head over to Kylie’s blog to vote for my card and check out the other amazing projects in the gallery. I would love to be chosen to do the next international blog hop!
Everything I used on my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store. Make sure to use the January Host Code (below) if your order is below $150, and I’ll send you extra goodies! If your order is over $150, make sure to claim your Stampin’ Rewards when you check out, and you’ll still get my free gift!
But really, if your order is over $99, please consider signing up! The Starter Kit is $99, and you get $125 in products in your Starter Kit (you choose the products) plus TWO EXTRA STAMP SETS during Sale-A-Bration. Not to mention free shipping on your Starter Kit, a 20% discount through at least the end of July, and other great demonstrator perks. And you are never required to sell anything or even spend any more money. If that amazing deal interests you, go here to join my team. I’m happy to discuss it with you if you have questions or concerns.