We all love a bargain, especially a Freebie, so I just couldn't resist this stamp set in the latest Sale a Bration event that starts on 5th January and runs until 28th February. This set is free with a £90 purchase and is on Page 13 of the SAB catalogue. At first sight, I wondered why it was that level purchase but after listening to the demos who had been to Vienna, I realised it was because there are 17 stamps including 6 useful sentiments and the stamps are 2-step so there are outline and solid stamps included in that number, meaning you don't have to use your blends or alcohol markers to colour in!! Woo hoo! Result!
I started with a scrap of basic white, just to try out the stamp set, and stamped in memento. As it resembles a field mallow flower, I reached for the Fresh freesia ink. It was surprisingly easy to line up the flowers and I like the graduated, blended look with one action. For the leaves, I chose Old Olive ink but my pad is rather juicy so I brushed the ink onto the stamps as this was just a trial after all. That worked too! I then just played with the rest of the stamps and added a little bee. These splats are going to be really useful for all sorts of projects.
As it all worked, I decided to make it into a card. Luckily the Fresh Fressia works perfectly with another SAB item - The Dainty Flowers DSP -free with £45 purchase. I ordered these to match the Dainty Delight stamps and dies. In fact I ordered 2 packs of paper as I am sure these will sell out really quickly.
It was just a case of folding a quick A6 card (just cut A4 in half and fold in half again) then adding the spotty mauve mat and the Beautifully Happy mallow on top. Dimensionals would have been better but it was too late, so I stamped the sentiment again on a small scrap, die cut with the stylish shapes banner and raised this with dimensionals instead. It needed something, so I added a bow with Baker's twine. I'm sure I have a mauve colour somewhere but as I'm just getting over Covid, I didn't want to bend down and search - head still not right for that!
I hope you like my play with this really useful stamp set and have a little sneak peek at the Dainty Flower paper too. If you haven't tried 2 step stamping - this is the perfect set to give it a go. Soo much quicker and easier than colouring, if colouring isn't your favourite. If you love colouring and blending, you can do that, too. The stamp and matching die set will be available in the new mini catalogue (January to April 2023).
If you don't have a Stamping Up demonstrator, I'd love to help you. If you are ordering in January 2023, I have a special Host Code when you place an order over £30; add the code 4CMNRTJP to your online order and I'll send you a little extra something as a gift from me in the post to thank you for your support. You can order online at: LesleyKilby.StampinUp.net (but the new Sale a bration items wont be visible until 5th January)
Thanks for popping by and a Happy New Year to you all. Your support here and on Social Media means so much to me.
SU Products used:
Dainty flower Free DSP 160834
Basic White card 159228
Fresh Fresia Stampin pad155611
Old Olive Stampin pad 147090
Stylish shapes dies 159183