This was the other card that the South Burlington group created in February. I wanted to take the opportunity to showcase the Lily Pad coordinating stamps and dies that are available as Sale-A-Bration options. The Lovely Lily Pad stamps have some that are reversible, which is a new patent-pending approach that Stampin’ has created. I have to say that if the stamps aren’t 100% symmetrical that it can be challenging for a perfectionist to accept background color missing in some spots of the stamped image. The lily in the picture above illustrates what I’m talking about. We first stamped the back of the stamp (the solid image) with So Saffron ink. Then after cleaning, we stamped using the front of the stamp in Grapefruit Grove ink. The images don’t align perfectly, so you get some white spots in the finished image. I actually like it because it reminds me of a water colored image that is a little more free-form, but I do recognize that it isn’t for everyone.

This is the card sketch that I followed for the layout for the card. I really like the look of the offset background panel and I think it gives the finished card a more artistic look. Don’t get me wrong, I do like things that line up and are centered, but it is good to mix things up occasionally to experiment.

The Sale-A-Bration promotion is available until the end of the month. These gorgeous free products are available while supplies last, so if there is something that you’ve got your eye on, don’t hesitate too long lest they sell out. Below is a video that shows the coordinating Lily Pad products including stamping tips for the reversible stamps.

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