Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Stampin' Up Artisan Blog Hop - 2020 Sale a bration Sneak Peak

Good Day Crafty Friends

Welcome to a special Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. We are super excited to be able to bring you a Hop full of fabulous creations using items that are available during the 2020 Sale-A-Bration Promotion. 

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Sale-A-Bration pre-earn is finally here! If you are a Demonstrator, pre-earn/pre-order is an exclusive benefit that allows Demonstrators to obtain product early - from 3 December 2019 to 2 January 2020! This means that demonstrators can earn items in the Sale-A-Bration Shop offering early. 

For every $90 AUD/$110 NZD or $180 AUD/$220 NZD you spend, you choose a free item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure that matches the level you spent. Demonstrators can even use the pre-order of the January–June mini catalogue and purchase items from that catalogue or any other current catalogue, and earn free Sale-A-Bration products! If you aren’t a demonstrator yet, this is a great sneak peek to see what is in store for Sale-A-Bration beginning 3 January 2020!

One of the stamp sets that can be earned FREE with any $90AUD purchase during Sale-A-Bration is "The Gang's All Meer" Stamp Set", which I had the pleasure of working with for today's Blog Hop.

Let me show you how to create the "shadow effect" that is the focal point of my card. Gather the supplies: Stamp Set of choice, Shimmery White Card,  Inks you wish to use for your sunset colours, sponges and a Black Stampin' Write marker.

Start by punching a circle from a Post It Note and place it onto centre of the Shimmery White Card. Sponge sunset colours - Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove, Flirty Flamingo.

Once you have the sponged the sunset, remove the Post It note and then stamp chosen image, ensuring a portion appears in the "sun" area.

Now, take a Black Stampin' Write marker and fill in the stamped image. I used the brush tip to fill the main portion of the image and then the fine tip to trace the edges of the stamped image.

Using the brush tip end of the marker, I have coloured the base of the card front and then stamped the Palm tree image from the new Timeless Tropical stamp set.

Need more inspiration with the uber cute Meerkats? Here are two creations I previously shared on Instagram. 
Using the Cacti, Lizard and Party Hat stamps, I have stamped and coloured the images on a piece of Whisper White card and then die cut with the Rectangle Stitched dies along with the Granny Apple Green card behind. The Meerkat Gang has been stamped in Memento, colouring using Stampin' Blends and then fussy cut. The "Happy Birthday" greeting was created using the Well Said Stamp Set, white heat embossing the two sentiments onto Black card.

For the next card I created a sunset sponged background, stamped it with the "gang of Meerkats" and inserted it behind a "photo frame" made from Whisper White card that has been embossed using the Subtle Embossing Folder. The Meerkat images were coloured with Stampin' Blends, fussy cut and adhered with mini dimensionals over the stamped image inside the frame. I couldn't resist adding the line of lizards along the bottom of the photo frame which were also coloured with Blends, fussy cut and adhered with mini dimensionals.

That is all from me today. Up next in this months Blog Hop is my super talented friend, Jennifer Picard with her stunning project which I am sure you will totally love.

Artisan Design Team Blog Hop Participants


  1. WoW!
    The romantic sunset is my fav! Sooo cool!

  2. Oh my goodness. This set is ADORABLE!! I love how you created the silhouettes by using the black marker. So clever!!

  3. OMGosh this is too darn cute!!! LOVE!

  4. I am so glad to be getting this set, your cards are utterly adorable! Thanks so much for sharing xxx

  5. These are all amazing, but just in love with the first card! Such a cool scene! xx Linda

  6. WONDERFUL Jackie! Love your sunset and the colouring in of the outline image to create the silhouette - priceless.

  7. Now that is thinking outside the box. Gorgeous!

  8. The sunset is stunning!! Love it!

  9. idée géante
    bon dimanche

  10. OMG! The meercat silhouettes are precious! TFS

  11. I can NOT remember what animal this is? Help? We are excited for the new people in the Artisan Blog Hop, but, are also sad to see last years team leave. You'll be missed!

  12. I love how you silhouetted your meerkats! Adorable.

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