Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Control Freaks Blog Tour: Valentine Sampler + Sky is the Limit Card

It's time for another Control Freaks Blog Tour! Whether you came from Melissa Davies' Rubberfanatics blog or you're just arriving -- welcome!! I am excited to be a stop on your inspiration journey this month. Our theme this month is "Love is the in Air".

I used the limited-edition Sky is the Limit stamp set (Wood-Mount Rubber #141282 or Clear-Mount Rubber #141349) for my first project, a valentine card. You can earn this stamp set for free when you order $50 or more during Sale-a-bration. But don't wait to get your order in because this stamp set is one of three Sale-a-bration gifts that are only available until February 15. (There will be three new gift options starting February 16 until Sale-a-bration ends on March 31.)
Pin It!
It's hard to see in this picture, but I stamped three clouds in Blushing Bride ink around the greeting.

I absolutely love the way this next project turned out. I got a request for a private class. The hostess wanted to create a Valentine Sampler and this is what I came up with! I designed the sampler using pieces from the 140551 Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit, which I am including in the class fee. The finished size is 8" x 8".
Stampin' Up! Bloomin' Love Valentine 8" x 8" Sampler Framed Art Home Decor #valentine #stampinup www.juliedavison.com
Pin It!
The squares are 2" x 2" layered on to 2-1/4" x 2-1/4" pieces of Rose Red, Blushing Bride, or Whisper White cardstock. Here's a close-up of some of the squares so you can see the detail. I used the Gold Wink of Stella on the small wooden heart.
Stampin' Up! Bloomin' Love Valentine 8" x 8" Sampler Framed Art Home Decor #valentine #stampinup www.juliedavison.com

Sampler Tip: Use a 1/2" Template to help line up the squares perfectly on the 8" x 8" base www.juliedavison.com
TIP: To line up the squares perfectly on the 8" x 8" base cardstock, create a template with a piece of cardboard. Cut a square out of the middle. I cut mine so the outside border is 1/2" on each side. Then use mini clothespins to hold the template to your cardstock. Start by gluing down the squares in each corner and then center the sides in between.

That's all I have for you this time! I hope you'll come back and visit me again! I know you'll love the new projects I have in store for you! For now, carry on with the tour and head over to see what my friend Dawn Olchefske over at Do Stamping with Dawn has been working on!

Supply Lists:

You Send Me Soaring Card
Stampin' Up! Supplies: 141349 Sky is the Limit stamp set, Blushing Bride ink & cardstock, Basic Gray ink & cardstock, Rose Red ink & cardstock, 140548 Love Blossom Designer Paper Stack, 120906 2-1/2" Circle Punch, 133787 Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, 119246 Rhinestone Jewel Accents

Love Blooms Valentine Sampler
Stampin' Up! Supplies: 140643 Bloomin' Love stamp set, Rose Red ink/marker & cardstock, Blushing Bride ink & cardstock, Garden Green ink/marker & cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Gold Foil cardstock, 140550 Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper, 140458 Love Blossoms Designer Paper Stack, 140551 Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit, 137364 Happy Heart Embossing Folder, 133786 Sweetheart Punch, 133787 Itty Bitty Punch Pack, 133784 Hearts Border Punch, 117191 Bird Builder Punch, 119868 1" Circle Punch, 127811 1-1/4" Scallop Circle Punch, 138401 Gold Thread, 133763 Gold Basic Metal Buttons, 141898 Gold Wink of Stella, 124262 Whisper White Baker's Twine, 14430 Stampin' Dimensionals, 103683 Glue Dots 


Cindy said...

Ahhhh, *thud*! <<< (Me swooning) Your sampler is TO DIE FOR! I am so Pinning this!

Heidi Baks said...

Love your clean and "lovely" Sky is the Limit card. And the sampler with the embellishment kit is a brilliant idea!

Dawn Olchefske (dostamping) said...

Love your sampler...great job!

Melissa Davies said...

Cute projects! Thanks for the helpful tips, too!

Bandon, Oregon said...

Oh My Goodness!!! Love, Love, Love your Sampler!!! Thank You for all the helpful tips... Really encourages me to give it a try.... Thank You, Thank You, Thank You...


Tanya said...

I love that card, with the pinks and reds! :) The sampler is remarkable! So many beautiful ideas!

Monica Maier said...

Love both projects Julie! Thanks for the inspiration...

Debbie Henderson Debbie's Designs said...

Your private class surely must have been a huge hit. Such a pretty project and I love your first project using pink tones!