Driving By

Stampin Up Driving By

I just love it when I can get new product for free.  I mean, who does not like free?  During the months of January and February you can get free products with a qualifying order because it is Sale-a-bration time in the Stampin’ Up!® world.  There are products you can get with a $50 or a $100 order and there is no limit to how many you can earn.  If you spend $100 you can choose 2 $50 products or 1 $100 product.  If you order $200 you can get 4 $50 products or 2 $50 and 1 $100 products.  You can the idea. There are many stamp sets and Designer Series Paper packs to choose from.

One of my favorite stamp set in the Sale-a-bration catalog is called Driving By. There are six stamps in the set – 3 cars and 3 sentiments.  My first car I ever purchased was a navy blue Volkswagen Bug.  It was an original bug.  It had no heat and no defrost but I loved that thing.  It was a perfect size for me and I zipped around town with it for a couple of years.  Then I moved to Northern New York.  NNY is cold and snowy and you need to have a heater and defroster.  At first I put a blanket in the car to cover my lap when I drove and I kept an ice scrapper right next to me so I could scrap the window as I drove.  It did not work very well and I was sad but I had to trade it in for another car.  In any case, this is one of the reasons I loved the stamp set called Driving By.

To make this card I first made the background.  I used a new stamp set in the 2022 January – June Mini Catalog called Paradise Palms.  This set has a coordinating set of dies called Palm Dies.  I colored the palm trees using a Soft Suede and Old Olive Stampin Write Markers and stamped them three times onto a piece of Basic White card stock.  Then I took a Blending Brush and lightly blended Balmy Blue ink for the sky and Smoky Slate for the road.  I adhered this to a Highland Heather card base.  I stamped the three vehicles in Memento Black Ink and colored them using Bermuda Bay, Highland Heather and Daffodil Delight Blends.  I fussy cut them out and adhered them using Multipurpose Glue and Dimensionals.  Lastly I stamped the sentiment in Memento Black ink.


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4 thoughts on “Driving By

  1. Oh, my gosh! This is so cool. It’s Susan and Rob on the way to Florida!! You may have just talked me into this one. VWs were cold, but they were great in the snow with the engine in the back!


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