Last week I created a card using the Greatest Journey Stamp Set and coordinating dies. It was a clean and simple card with minimal colours and design elements. At the end of the post I mentioned that part of the Suite includes some 12” x 12” Designer Series Paper (DSP). I also admitted that I’d somehow managed to miss it off my order and would be sure to get it next time. So you can imagine my delight when I discovered it has been added to the free Sale-A-Bration choices!
This project actually started with a ‘reject’ piece. I’d been working on a 2″ x 5-1/2″ strip of Thick Basic White Card and tried to add a light layer of Pool Party ink with a Blending Brush. Unfortunately I’d been over-eager with the ink refill and the pad was much too juicy. As a result even though I started off the card on scrap paper I’d ended up with a rather wet looking edge. It really wasn’t what I wanted so I put the card strip aside and started again with Balmy Blue.
Today though I decided that I was just going make the most of the (now dry) inky strip. I pulled out the Greatest Journey Stamp Set and chose the nice chunky fir tree image. Using Shaded Spruce ink I stamped the trees at the bottom of the strip. Then I reinked the stamp and ‘stamped off’ onto some scrap paper before stamping a second lighter image beside the original one. Once I’d filled in the space with dark and light trees I was ready for the sentment.
Going back to the Greatest Journey Stamp Set I knew exactly what I wanted, “This moment is the start of something great”. As soon as I saw this I knew it was perfect for a bookmark. So using the same Shaded Spruce ink pad I stamped the sentiment in the space above the trees.
Finally to turn the card strip into a bookmark I made a hole at the top using the slot option on the Very Best Trio Punch. Then I threaded 6″ of Sahara Sand 3/8″ Twill Ribbon through the slot and secured it in place with a little Tear & Tape Adhesive. At last my project was done and that ‘rejected’ piece had become the perfect background.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Greatest Journey Stamp Set in a bundle with the coordinating Greatest Journey Dies (not used today). Ordering the two products together using the single ‘bundle’ item number meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying them separately. I’ve included a link to the bundle so you can explore this option if you wish.
FREE CATALOGUE PRODUCTS – Last week Stampin’ Up! added ten new items to the 2023 Sale-A-Bration choices. These products are from current catalogues so you can simply buy them if you wish. However, if you place a qualifying order you can get one or more of these items as your free Sale-A-Bration product by using the special item number. A a result, instead of having to buy the Enjoy The Journey 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP), it’s coming with my next order for free! So if you’ve been thinking about buying the Greatest Journey Stamp Set and Dies bundle do it now, and select the coordinating paper for free (while stocks last).