Sunday, 8 January 2017

Sale-A-Bration Sunday - Avant Garden

Well would you look at that.  Three days in a row.  I am on a roll!
I made another very quick, very easy card.  And this time it uses a Sale-A-Bration freebie!

Admission time though.  Today I cheated.  This card is so super-quick because I didn't have to prepare ANYTHING!  

I used our Notecards to make this little beauty.  Pre-cut, pre-scored Whisper White cards just waiting to be turned into a work of art.  (I even stamped on the coordinating envelope to complete this classy little number).

The FREE Sale-A-Bration stamp set, Avant Garden, was used for both the sentiment and the floral and background images.  The blooms were coloured really quickly with our new Watercolor Pencils (available in our Occasions catalogue).  And when I say 'quickly', I'm not kidding!  In short, I used the Pacific Point pencil to colour the flower centres and the Bermuda Bay pencil to make a few lines towards the outer edges of the petals....then I used an aquapainter to smudge all of the coloured lines and bleed them together.  I think it took me all of 2 minutes.  Really!

Same for the leaves.  A few strokes of the Old Olive watercolor pencil then the amazing aquapainter to bleed my lines and fill in the foliage.

And the pièces de résistance.....I used Pacific Point and Bermuda Bay inks to randomly stamp the background dots along opposite corners of the card.  Then I used the aquapainter again to smudge some of the colours together.  Our classic ink pads are all water-soluble and I love the effect of the colour wash that I got by bleeding these spot images a bit.  I repeated that smudged effect of the spots background stamp on the back of the envelope.  Squeal.  I love it when I stamp the the cards and envelopes to coordinate!

Did you know that if you purchase the set of Note Cards & Envelopes (this is a set of 20), and the Watercolor Pencils,  plus a Staz-on black ink pad and the aquapainters, you will be eligible to select a FREE Sale-A-Bration item.  So when you choose the Avant Garden set, you have everything you need to create 20 cards PLUS envelopes!!  For $8 more, you can purchase another set of Note cards and make 20 more cards.  What a deal!!

The SAB products that you could earn FREE (one for every $60-worth of product you purchase) are gorgeous.  See them all by clicking HERE.  

Place your orders online by visiting HERE (at check out, please use the hostess code 3M2AGU7N) or contact me to place your order for you.  

And if you want a LOT of stuff ($100 or more), you can save a TON of money - up to $200 - by making your purchase into a fully customizeable Starter Kit purchase.  See the details HERE or contact me to ask how we can save you lots of money while getting you everything you want.

I'll look forward to showing you another super easy card using the FREE Sale-A-Bration Avant Garden set tomorrow!  Until then, enjoy the rest of your weekend and God Bless,      Cynthia   <><   

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  1. So pretty! Love how you did the background! Thank you for sharing the details!

  2. Beautifully simple. Did you use the pencils to do the background or pick up ink with the aqua painter?

  3. Super easy. I just stamped the dots randomly, then ran an aquapainter over them essentially a wet paintbrush.) That caused the ink of the dots to bleed a bit. Voila. Gorgeous and effective background. Have a wonderful weekend and God Bless, Cynthia <><