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.