Thursday, July 18, 2013

It's a Free For All Friday

We know you loved our July Releases and all the fun summer ideas you now have for them...but we thought we'd show you one more round of creative projects today with our favorites, because that's always so fun for us! And so, the design team ushers in another Free For All Friday! 

For my creation, I decided to pick up the beautiful Anemones stamp set AND, I was dying to try a new technique. I saw this on SCS but did this one with a friend who is a Stampin' Up Demo. It's called Magical Masking Tape and I have to say -- I LOVE the fact that you can do this quickly and add a bold splash of color.  HERE'S a great tutorial the ever so talented Beate Johns did not too long ago. 

So, just like the tutorial suggests, I picked five colors of ink, laid my masking tape down on the ink and then used the masking tape as a kind of stamp! Because of the sticky portion of the tape, you naturally get voids in the ink transfer, which makes this look so very cool! After I was done, I stamped the Anemones in Versafine Black Onyx, added a sentiment, punched a hole for my ribbon tied up with a bow, added some bling and then matted it on Classic Black and then a lighter teal from the Emerald Coast Collection (you can hardly see the blue but trust me -- it's there!

Here's a close up so that you can see the fun effect!

And that, my friends, is it! This is really a 10 minute creation. The hardest part was picking out the colors and I didn't even have to do that since my friend who showed me this technique did that for me! ;-)

Before I let you go --- remember -- today is the last day you can purchase the July New Release Bundle at a discount... you get 10% off all of the sets when you purchase them in the bundle. Now for the fun part, a time when you can hop around and see all the other gorgeous creations from the Flourishes Design Team! Make sure to stop by.......

And, while you are hopping, check out the Flourishes Blog HERE for a fun little designer focus on the talented Heather Jensen! See you back here tomorrow! I'm helping usher in one of the Birthday Celebration Challenges for Flourishes and this one will be a fun one! So, stay tuned!


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