I made this card way back in January and never shared it, but now that I am in Phoenix…in the desert….where there at cacti (yes, that is the plural of cactus)….I thought it was an appropriate time to share.
This card uses one of the Sale-A-Bration items that you can receive for FREE with a $50 purchase called The Gang’s All Meer.
Isn’t that a super cute stamp set? Just love those little Meerkat smiles! I colored the Meerkats using Stampin’ Up!’s Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen. Stampin’ Up has two sets of Watercolor Pencils — the first one has 13 colors (more of the basic ones) and then the WaterColor Pencils Assortment 2 to give a greater variety of colors.
The Blender Pens come three to a package and have a special liquid that “magically erases” the lines that colored pencils have to give a smooth color that blends the lines.
I need to work on my coloring skills, as I do not feel as confident coloring with the pencils as I do with the Stampin’ Blends. But I think the Watercolor Pencils give the Meerkats a more “furry” look. My favorite part are the flowers on top of the cactus. They look like tiny little fires aglow on top.
I hope you’ll give the Watercolor Pencils a try on your next project
…and if your next project is this card, this is what you will need:
- The Gang’s All Meer Stamp Set
- Layering Ovals Dies
- Corrugate Embossing Folder
- Early Espresso Cardstock – Cut 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” ; Score and fold at 4 1/4”
- Garden Green Cardstock – Cut 5 1/4” x 4”, plus a scrap for scalloped oval
- Whisper White Cardstock – Cut 5 1/8” x 3 7/8”, plus scraps for oval
- Soft Suede Cardstock – Cut 5 1/8” x 1 1/2”
- Watercolor Pencils and Watercolor Pencil Assortment 2
- Blender Pens
- Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
- Snail Adhesive or Multipurpose Liquid Glue
NEW SALE-A-BRATION ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE NOW! Sale-A-Bration is still going on!….but it ends March 31st! On Tuesday, March 3rd, a new set of Sale-A-Bration products was released! Items in the first brochure are still available with the exception of three that have sold out: the Kerchief Kit, Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper and and Metallic Baker’s Twine & Sequins, but more has been added! Each $50 worth of product qualifies for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item. So if there is anything on your wish list that you’ve been thinking wanting to purchase, why not do it during Sale-A-Bration and get FREE products too! And there is no limit to the number of FREE products you can earn! You can view the new brochure here: SAB 2nd Release 2020. Remember all items in the Sale-A-Bration catalog are while supplies last, so don’t delay!
Are you ready to shop? If you would like to place an order or please click on the shopping cart and you’ll be taken to my online Stampin’ Up! Store. If you do not already have a demonstrator, I would be honored to be yours! If your order is less than $150, please use my March Host Code EGEF49CS and choose me as your Demonstrator when prompted.
If you place an order of $50 or more and use my Host Code during the month of March you qualify for a FREE item from the 2020 Sale-A-Brations 2nd Release Catalog , Plus, I will send you a package of Stampin’ Dimensionals as a thank you from me!
If your order is $150 or more, please do NOT use the Host Code as you will receive Stampin’ Rewards of your own. Rewards start at $15 worth of free products of your choice. And you will qualify for THREE FREE (50 item) or TWO FREE (one 50 and one 100) items from the 2020 Sale-A-Bration 2nd Release Catalog Don’t forget to choose me as your demonstrator during check-out so you can receive your Stampin’ Dimensionals from me!
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These are the products that I used to make today’s card. Click on any item and it will take you to my Stampin’ Up Online Store where you can purchase these items or get more product information.