Very Versailles Spotlight Technique for ICC #047. Welcome to another Inspire.Create.Challenges project. This time we have a simple sketch for you to follow. If you click on the picture below, you will jump to the ICC Website and can see what the other members of the Design Team have come up with. But DON’T go yet!!! First take a look at my design for this challenge.
I chose to use the new Very Versailles stamp set on page 113 of the new Annual Catalogue and to take the sketch pretty literally with a Spotlight card. Often this is made with black as the background stamping colour, but I decided to change it up a little and went with 2nd generation Gray Granite. This is such a nice ‘warm’ grey (yes, I know I have spelt grey two ways, but I am English, and we spell it with an ‘E’, but the colour is spelt with an ‘A’!)
As I was using 2 stamps for this, I used the Stamparatus to make sure that the positioning was perfect. I chose Blushing Bride and Mossy Meadow as my feature colours, but, again, used 2nd generation for a softer result. Using the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes, I layers the coloured image over the Gray Granite, using Dimensionals.
For the sentiment I used full strength Gray Granite ink on a scrap of Whisper White Cardstock. The ends are shaped with the Tailored Tag Punch and then adhered to a strip of Gray Granite cardstock. The ends of the Gray Granite card are shaped with the same punch then adhered to the stitched circle.
I wanted to see the difference between layering the stamped piece on Mossy Meadow and then Blushing Bride, or the other way around. I think you could almost get away with the Mossy Meadow card base being used for a man. What do you think?
Tomorrow’s post will be a little later than usual as I am taking part in the One Stamp at A Time Blog Hop. This is going to be mega, so do come back and take a look!!
Bonus Days are back! If you have no idea what I am talking about, these are a great way to save money. All you need to do is place that ‘Wish List’ Order in July so you will receive a DISCOUNT on your shopping in August!! For every £45 (€60) you spend in July you will get a £4.50 (€6) Bonus Days Coupon to spend in August. That is almost like getting FREE postage even if you only spend the minimum £45!!
I love that you choose me as your demonstrator. Remember, when you shop with me online, use the monthly Host Code to share the Host Rewards. And for every £30 you spend in one order AND use the Host Code, you will earn a Sunflower Reward. Spend £60 in one order and earn 2 Sunflower Rewards. Earn 10 Sunflower Rewards and you can choose £30 of product of your choice. Full details are on the Hostess Code Club Page. This month’s Host Code is:
If your order is over £150 (plus P&P), please don’t use the Hostess Code as you will get to pick your own rewards, but don’t worry, you will still become a VIP Member.
But there is more! For those of you who have been thinking that you would like to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. but have missed the Sale-a-Bration offers, well, good news. If you join my Team in July or August you will be able to add and EXTRA £25 (€32) to your personal Starter Kit. That means you will be able to choose up to £155 (€207) worth of product for your Starter Kit. BUT there’s MORE!!
Early the month after you join my Team you will receive a coupon code that will give you £8 (€12) off an order you place between then and 31 October!! That is MORE than FREE Postage!! So, whether you are in the UK, France, the Netherlands, Germany or Austria, Join my Team NOW and get all those extras, plus the usual AMAZING Demonstrator Benefits.
Remember, as a Member of this great Family, you get a minimum of 20% net discount on your future purchases. You also get income from sales you make to other people if you want to use this as a business. Win,Win Right?
Whether you are in the UK, France, Germany, The Netherlands or Austria, just click on the picture to join the Team. If you decide that being part of the Stampin’ Up! Family is not for you, then just stop buying and you will revert to being a customer. Easy, simple, no quibbles!
Standard A6 Cardbase
First Mat – 5-5/8 x 3-7/8” (14.25 x 9.75cm)
Second Mat – 5-1/2 x 3-3/4” (14 x 9.5cm)
Nail Varnish Colours
Today’s Nail Colours are Reams of Dreams and Rainbow Wishes by Nails Inc. PLEASE NOTE, I get no commission from Nails Inc if you choose to shop from them using this link.