Hello and welcome to the first RemARKable Blog Hop of 2016!

Hopefully everyone has seen the new products available exclusively as a FREE gifts with a $50 purchase in this year’s Sale-a-Bration flyer, right?

I always love the SAB products and not JUST because they are FREE… but that doesn’t hurt!

pos-neg paperNot sure if you have noticed or not, but there are 3 sets of positive/negative type patterned papers in the new Sale-a-Bration DSP package, Wildflower fields.

This is the most obvious one, and so pretty!

I wanted to make several of a card to send out to a group, so it is always important to me that I find a design that is interesting yet makes efficient use of that beautiful Designer Series Paper.

Yes, this paper is FREE (after your qualifying purchase), but no need to waste something so pretty!

I cut two pieces 4” wide and 3 “ high, one from each of these designs.  I later went on to cut both these sheets like this to make several cards and LOVE that there is no waste!

Since I wanted to mount this on black CS with just a sliver of the black,  I then layered these 2 pieces and cut them together to be 3 7/8” wide. It is important they match exactly!

Now for something a little different, cutting a slant on the DSP.

Turn the coral DSP piece over and place on your grid paper with the flower tops heading left towards the 0on the grid.

Line it up in the bottom left corner of the grid paper. With a pencil on this back of the DSP, make a mark at the 1 ¼’ mark at the bottom and the 1 ¾” mark at the top.

Basically, 1 ¼” from each end on opposite sides. Draw in the whole like with a straightedge and cut on that.

Attach the middle piece of DSP first about an inch from the top and bottom. The most important thing is to get the sideways margins even on this piece. Now attach the top and bottom pieces with the angles you just cut, lining up on the sides with the middle piece and copying the same margin distance on the top and bottom so all are even.

pos-neg cardFor the focal piece, I stamped a flower from the Flowering Fields set (ALSO a SAB  FREEBIE!) on the focal piece of Calypso Coral CS with the Black Momento Ink Pad. Made sure to stamp high on the CS to leave room for ribbon and mounted this piece on the black mat piece.

Tied a loose knot in the stitched Black ribbon about an inch from the end of the ribbon on the roll.

On the back of the focal point matted piece, ran 2 lines of snail adhesive. Wrapped the knotted ribbon around the CS and stick to the snail.  I always trim off the ribbon off the roll last… saves ribbon that way!

This is the FUN PART! Do you see how the DSP has little white highlights around the black stems?

Using the white uni-ball gel pen, give a little bit of white color to the flowers and leaves to give it the same look and feel!

Use the white highlighting on the coral piece of DSP as a guide and don’t get so heavy handed that you cover the black stamped lines.

Let the white highlighting dry thoroughly before handling or placing in the envelope…  Don’t mess that beauty up now!

So the only thing left is the sentiment.  I am just in love with the Greatest Greetings Stamp set now (Occasions page 23).  Love the sentiments, love the font, love that it is a new and updated way to say normal thoughts.

I picked a good saying, stamped it on a scrap of white and made banner ends on it, and mounted it on my now dry card with dimensionals.  DONE!

Hope you enjoyed this little card.  Here is a printable version of the instructions with all the measurements, materials, and stamps I used.

If you are going to get some of the stuff to make this card, I sure would appreciate it if you got it from me.  Just click the shopping cart in the right column to go to my online store for easy shopping.

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you here again

Now on to the next blog,  the talented Arden Dougan  , to see what she has been working on… just click on the picture below!


The whole list!

Nancy Amato – http://stampinallnight.blogspot.com/2016/01/new-year-new-products.html

Tamra Davis –  http://wp.me/p2QFfC-wH       YOU ARE HERE
Anne Matasci – http://wp.me/pCcBw-21C
Pam Staples  – http://wp.me/p3p2VA-1dW
 Janet Wakeland – http://wp.me/pHIQD-aaT