This week over at CASEing the Catty Challenges, we’re being inspired by the sample card on page 18 of the Sale-A-Bration (SAB) catalogue. It uses both framelits and Blendabilities and our challenge is to use both of those products to create our own card or project.
I have to admit that this one stumped me a little. Maybe it’s because there’s so much choice. At any rate, I knew which framelit I wanted to use because it’s my very, very favourite but I got stuck on the stamp set. The only ‘Blendabilties’ intended stamp set I have is Blended Bloom and I feel like I’ve done that too many times now. I wanted something fresh. I remembered that instead of using a stamp and ink, you can actually use Blendabilities with printer ink without it bleeding, opening up a whole world of new opportunity. I opened My Digital Studio (MDS) and browsed for flowers. This brings up all the flower stamps I have installed in my program. When I saw it, I knew what it was going to be. The lovely bloom from the Bouquet Toss stamp set. In MDS, I had the invitation version of this stamp set which is called ‘Always & Forever Invitation Template’.
Note: Did you know that MDS downloads are super cheap? My Always & Forever Invitation Template cost just $3.50 (less my demonstrator discount) and of course there are no shipping charges! Even if you don’t have the super cheap MDS program (@ $24.95 how can you go wrong?), you can use the download images and templates in any design program that can read .svg files. AWESOME!
I resized the flower to the size I wanted (another bonus of digital design) and then printed onto Whisper White cardstock. Then I set about colouring them with Blendabilities. I couldn’t decide which colour set to use so I did several versions. Two were smaller and one was quite large because I wanted it to be a big, over-the-top feature.
I used the ever reliable Typsest DSP (can you even make a bad card with this stuff?), vellum and because it’s something I’ve made, it of course uses Kraft 12″x12″ cardstock and stitching 🙂
I love the kraft, Basic Black and Very Vanilla combo so I used the same combination for the next card. Just changed things up a little…
And then, because I wanted to mix things up a little more, I used a Petite Cafe Gift Bag (swoon) to create a gift with my larger bloom.
I’ve made a pact with myself to no longer store or hoard 3D projects and gift bags and boxes so it’s already been filled up with choccies and gifted to a special friend.
So what do you think? Get out your Blendies and start colouring some digi images. Seriously, even if you don’t get MDS (which you should), you can find a million images by just Googling and printing! Don’t have Blendies? Did you know that you can earn them for FREE until the end of March? Click on the Sale-A-Bration catalogue link on the right –> to find out the details.
Short on time? You can purchase the red bloom card from my Etsy store and have it shipped anywhere in the world!
Oh, and… make sure you don’t forget to drop by our challenge blog and check out the rest of the design team inspiration and play along.