#SimpleStamping Saturday Featuring Great Tidings. Well, better late than never I say! Here is today’s #SimpleStamping Saturday trio of projects. Today I am featuring the Great Tidings Stamp Set and Bundle.
Today I am starting with a Basic White Note Card and Envelope. I have stamped each of the Wise Men across the long edge of the card, starting with Gray Granite, then Crumb Cake and finally, Soft Suede. Of course I had to add the start too, which I added with Gray Granite.
I used Gray Granite for the front of the envelope too, stamping the collection of ‘gifts’ in the bottom right hand corner. To add a little extra to these cards, I added a touch of Clear Wink of Stella to each of the Wise Men and the ‘Gifts’
I love that such a small addition can make such a difference. Clear Wink of Stella is this month’s Gift with Qualifying Purchase.
Stepped Up Version
For my first stepped up version I decided I wanted each of the Wise Men heat embossed in a different metallic. To make sure that there was no mixing of powders, I stamped and heat embossed each Wise Man, and the star, individually.
To make the Wise Men stand out from the background, I added masks over each of them before adding Night of Navy ink with a Blending Brush.
The final addition was to add some Basic Rhinestones across the night sky. Such an easy way of adding the stars that we have read about in the Bible.
Further Stepped Up Version
My final version changes the aspect of the card, using a portrait base, rather than the landscape I had been using. I wanted to add lots of colour and some gold foil for this final version, so I stamped the Wise Men in Basic Gray, before colouring with Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze and Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blends.
The wonderful frame die seemed to lend itself to having Gold Foil inlaid into it. This does take a little time, but I love the finished result. I added Tear & Tape to the back of the frame, covering the holes, and simply added the Gold Foil pieces with the tacky end of my Take Your Pick.
The hill in the back ground is hand cut from Basic Black using the curve from the base of the Black Glitter Paper Bethlehem as a guide. I am really pleased with the results of all the versions. Which is your favourite?
I have an ordering special for qualifying orders placed between 1st and 3oth November that use the following Host Code:
Orders of AT LEAST £40 (before P&P) will receive a CLEAR WINK OF STELLA as a gift from me. This is in ADDITION to my usual Thank You Card, Gift and Reward Vouchers. EVERYONE using the Host Code (or placing an order of £150 or more) will receive the November Customer Card Kits too. Please note that there is only one Gift Pack per customer per month.
Video Tutorial Time!
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But that that is not all. If you place a qualifying order and use the HOST CODE, you can also earn Sunflower Rewards. For every £30 you spend in any ONE order, you earn ONE reward. Earn 10 Rewards and you get to choose up to £30 of current (not discounted) product. 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, even better, if your order is even close to £100, please, please DO NOT ORDER!! Please get the Starter Kit and save money on this order and every future order until at least the end of April 2022.
The Starter Kit is ALWAYS the best deal in the Catalogue! But, it just got better!! Until the end of November, the price is reduced from £99/€129 to just £75/€100. How COOL is that?
You still get your choice of ANY products up to the value of £130/€175 AND FREE SHIPPING, you just pay less.
You could add the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss, which is £112, and still have £28 of product to add! All for just £75!!! Or add the Early Release Eden’s Garden Suite Collection, value £77.50 saving you £2.50, and still have £52.50 left to ‘spend’. I could go on, but you get the idea.
This is such a great saving, so why not give the Starter Kit a try?? Just remember that the offer starts on TONIGHT in the UK and Tomorrow in Europe and runs to the end of the month.
Once you have joined you will then get early access to the next Mini Catalogue and Sale-a-Bration AND get a discount of AT LEAST 20% (before Tax) until AT LEAST the end of April 2022!!!!
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?
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Nail Varnish Colours
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