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Thailand Achievers Blog Hop-March, Sale-a-Bration

Thailand Blog Hop
Welcome to the Thailand Achievers Blog Hop for March where Stampin' Up! demonstrators from all over the world are showcasing 2017 Sale-a-Bration products.  You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog – (Candy Rattray) or may h dragonflydreams2017saleabrationinsidethelinesdspstampinupcandyrattrayave come from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects. At the moment you are visiting Candy Rattray,

We are showcasing Sale-a-Bration products one last time.  2017 SAB ends March 31, and it's been a grand promotion this year!  One of my favorite products is Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper.  Talk about versatile!  I love how you can chose to add color...or not.  Choose a small pattern...or a large one.  Every choice you make will bring a slightly different result; but all your results will be lovely!  You can see some other cards I made here and here using Inside the Lines DSP.

I created this card and used it for a couple of my events this month because I love it so much and it's so much fun to make!  I stamped the dragonfly with Emerald Envy ink and then stamped the inside of the wings with a second stamp using Pool Party to give a fairly realistic dragonfly look.  The wings are finished off with Wink of Stella for a bit of subtle shine, and I colored a single rhinestone with a green Sharpie marker.

I used the FABULOUS new Watercolor Pencils with Blender Pens, and oh my.  They are fun to use!  Now there are only 13 colors, but have not fear.  You can blend them for ultimate customization to create your own custom colors with Stampin' Up! watercolor pencils.  How fun is that??!!!  I chose to color in just the larger leaves, a few small ones, and some of the larger flowers.  My color scheme uses Emerald Envy, and the only green Watercolor Pencil is Old Olive--way too yellow for my crisp, clear Emerald Envy.  So I simply used Old Olive, Bermuda Bay, and a touch of Pacific Point to achieve a bluish green and am so happy with the results.  In addition to getting a good color, I like the variation in the green--which I think looks more realistic.  

Here's a quick video I did to show you my technique to create custom colors with the Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencils.


My super quick and easy card is made special with Dragonfly Dreams, a really gorgeous stamp set, and just a bit of coloring.  All Stampin' Up! supplies are listed and linked below for your convenience.  

Thanks for hopping along on our Thailand Achievers blog hop for March. There are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss, and they will help you figure out which remaining Sale-a-Bration items you want to scoop up before they are all gone forever on March 31st! Remember that currently you are at my blog  Candy Rattray,, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next in the list.