In just three days the new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs go live! I am really excited for you to be able to order these products for your very own. There are so many fantastic new products, you’ll want them all!

Here’s a sneak peak at two of the free products in the Sale-A-Bration Catalog. Wait, did she say Free? Yes, indeed! For every $50 you spend, before tax & shipping, you get to choose any product from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog for FREE! And there are some definite must haves, let me tell you.

For this card I used the Lotus Blossom stamp set and the Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper. The stamp set is sure to be one of the most popular items in the catalog. The Lotus Blossom is a three step stamp, meaning that you layer three stamps to create a multicolor image. Funny thing is, I only used one color of ink for these flowers: Calypso Coral. How did I get these results with just one color?

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I used stamp #1 (yes, they’re even numbered for you!) to stamp in Calypso Coral. I inked up stamp #2 and stamped off once before stamping over the first stamped image. I inked up stamp #3 and stamped off twice before stamping again. The results are spectacular. You don’t even have to get the images lined up exactly; this gives each flower a slightly different look.

As great as the flowers look, I wanted to experiment with giving them even more oomph. So after using all three stamps to create the flowers, I inked up stamp #1 with Versamark and stamped over the images a fourth time. I then used Calypso Coral Embossing powder to give more texture.

The stems are inked in Sahara Sand and Soft Suede. The sentiment, from the same stamp set, is inked in Coastal Cabana on the card front and heat embossed in white inside the card.

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The Coastal Cabana bokeh paper is from the (FREE!) Best Year Ever DSP. The Sahara Sand lace is in the Occasions Catalog, and I must say these photos do not do it justice.

Here are the current Stampin’ Up! products I used:

Be sure to come back tomorrow for some tips on storing and caring for your photopolymer stamps.

Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

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