This card uses two products from the Sale-A-Bration catalog, wait, make that three! As a long time Stampin' Up! demonstrator, Sale-a-Bration is one of my favorite time of the year. For those of you who are not familiar with this annual special, Sale-a-Bration is a promotion where you can choose a free product from the special Sale-a-Bration catalog for every $50 you spend. This card uses the Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, the Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, and the Kindness Matters stamp set. I started out by stamping the butterfly image in basic black on to a scrap of Very Vanilla, then punched that out with the XL Oval punch. I also stamped a second butterfly, to cut out an layer on top of the first butterfly for some added dimension. I colored the butterflies with Pool Party, Island Indigo, and Lucky Limeade markers. I also added some
sponging to the edges of the Very Vanilla oval for a distressed look. Next I cut a larger oval with my Big Shot and ran it through the Designer Frames Embossing Folder. To keep the oval in place while embossing, I added a tiny bit of dotto to the back of my oval (dotto is a repositional adhesive, so good for keeping things in place for just a little time) then placed it in the folder and embossed it. I then used a sponge and some Chocolate Chip ink to distress the larger Crumb Cake oval. I also used my distressing tool to ruff up the large oval. Then I glued the small oval into the large oval. I used some linen thread to tie the oval onto the Island Indigo background paper, which had been embossed with the Stripes Embossing Folder. I also added some sponging to the edges of the Island Indigo paper as well. I used a scrap of Very Vanilla to make the "Thanks" tag, and attached it with a Vintage Trinkets brad. So, I realize that my Thanks is a bit crooked, I didn't notice it as much in person, but then after I took the pictures, it really stood out. I decided to say it was part of the shabby chic distressed look of the card :)
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