Today, I’m back with the Follow Your Dreams stamp set and coordinating dies. It’s kind of funny how you see something and think, that’s not my style. But when you start creating with it, you really end up liking it quite a bit. I picked this set because I knew my daughter would like it. In fact, she has a dreamcatcher that she made hanging in her room. She loves that hippie retro vibe.
Today’s card is all about the layers and more layers. And of course, tons of dimensionals for each layer. The flowers on the dreamcatcher are colored in using my ink pads and aqua painter. This is a quick and easy way to get that watercolor look. My coloring is intentionally a little uneven – just like you’d see in the petals of real flowers.
Everything is stamped individually and then die cut out. I love when we have a coordinating die set because it makes it so much quicker to create. The feathers are actually hanging from the dreamcatcher. I did fasten the feathers down using dimensionals. But you could leave them loose so they can move around. I don’t think I’m quite done with this set so don’t be surprised if you see another project soon.
We’re starting to see that the end of Summer is in sight. And a brand new school year full of possibilities and potential is right around the corner. As my kids get older, I try to encourage them to dream and then make a plan to achieve their dreams. They both know the value of hard work and that it does pay off in the long run. I want nothing more than for them to be happy and realize their dreams.
Stampin Up has three great promos this month. The first is an amazing offer for brand new Demonstrators. Sign up to join my Team in July and you will get your choice of ten free ink pads in addition to your Starter Kit. For the ink pads, you can select either the two In-Color Assortments or one of the four Color Families – Brights, Regals, Subtles, or Neutrals. Who doesn’t love FREE products? That is $67.50 in free ink pads in addition to the $125 of products you’ll select for your kit. That’s $192.50 in products all for just $99. Whoa! Talk about a deal! Our second special for July is our annual Paper Sale. It’s an incredible offer of buy 3, get 1 free on select packs of Designer Series Paper, this is a great time to stock up.
Our third promo is a Paper Pumpkin special for new subscribers only. Subscribe between July 11–August 10 and you’ll get 50% off your first kit. This is for new month-to-month subscribers only and cannot be applied to prepaid codes. If you’ve had a prior Paper Pumpkin subscription sent to you then you are not eligible for this one. The 50% discount only applies to the new subscriber’s first kit shipped. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95.