This time of year, Stampin’ Up! has a special offer called Sale-A-Bration. With every €50,- you spend, you get to choose a free item: a stamp set, paper, ribbon, etc. The stamp set “Lovely Lattice” is one of those Sale-A-Bration items. It wasn’t my first choice, but now that I have stamped with it I really start to love this stamp set. I have been playing with it since yesterday and am surprised about how versatile this stamp set is.
Card 1: Heat embossing and Stampin’ Blends
For the first card I made with this set, I needed some inspiration on Pinterest. I heat embossed the big stamp in white embossing powder on Sahara Sand cardstock. I used my Stampin’ Blends to color in the image: Poppy Parade and Mango Melody for the flowers and Granny Apple green for the leaves. Because it is an intricate image, I sometimes colored over the white heat embossing with the blends. To erase this I used the color lifter blend. I then cut out the image with my paper snips. On a card base of Sahara Sand I layered a rectangle stitched die-cut that I embossed with the Subtle embossing folder. I adhered the image with tacky glue on the front of the card. The sentiment is also form a free Sale-A-Bration stamp set “Door Dik En Dun” (English: Part of my Story). I heat embossed the sentiment in white on a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock. I die-cut the sentiment with a rectangle stitched die. Because the die-cut was too big, I used the same die to shorten the rectangle.
Card 2: Heat embossing over the colored image.
For my second card I decided to do the heat embossing after I colored the image with my blends. To do this I used the Stamparatus. I first stamped the image in Sahara Sand on Whisper White paper and left the stamp in my Stamparatus. I then colored the flowers with the Highland Heather blends and the leaves with Mint Macaron blends. I colored the trellis with Night of Navy blends. I then stamped the image again in Versamark and heat embossed in gold. The Sentiment again is from the Sale-A-Brations stamp set “Door Dik en Dun”.
Card 3: repeated background stamping and coloring with watercolor pencils.
By now, I really started liking the stamp set, and espescially the flowers. For this card I decided to stamp the image in Blackberry Bliss ink directly on the cardbase with my Stamparatus. I stamped the image symetric in the four corners. After lining up the stamp in the first corner, you just turn the card 90 degrees and stamp the next corner. I colored the images with my color pencils and used a blender pen to smoothen the coloring. The sentiment again is from the “Door Dik en Dun” stampset. To stamp the sentiment in two colors I used the Stamparatus and the Stampin’ Write markers.
Card 4: Backgroud stamping with the baby wipe technique
For the last card I wanted to do a full background with this stamp. Because I didn’t want my background to be in one color, I decided to use the baby wipe technique. I put a few drops of reinker in the colors Lemon Lime Twist, Granny Apple Green, Balmy Blue and Blueberry Bushel on a folded baby wipe and used the baby wipe as an inkpad. I really love how this background turned out and made several of them.
I kept the rest of the card pretty simple. I just matted it on a piece of Lemon Lime Twist and adhered it with some dimension on a cardbase in Blueberry Bushel. Again, I used a sentiment from the “Door Dik en Dun” stamp set and used my Tripple Banner Punch to make a banner. I matted that on a bigger banner in Blueberry Bushel. A little bow in Lemon Lime Twist Organdy Ribbon (also one of the Sale-A-Bration items) finishes this card.
I really enjoyed playing with this set and love how different the cards turned out.