February 13, 2019

Lasting Lily Inspiration

Welcome to the Pals' February blog hop. We're so glad you're here because it's "Time to Sale-A-Brate"! Our Design Team created projects using Sale-A-Bration items to inspire you. You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal's blog. Either way, you've come to the right place. You'll find the full line-up below to help you move, or "hop" along from Pal to Pal.

I fell in love with Lasting Lily when I saw it an OnStage in Orlando. I love stamps that make a statement when they stand alone - makes for easy stamping and great for beginners.

To get my creative juices flowing, I often like to be inspired by other stampers. I CASEd this card from Jan Clothier and used it to teach the masking technique* in one of my classes.

Color combo: Poppy Parade, Pool Party, Granny Apple Green

It's so much fun hearing and seeing the excitement when people create a project they love. And this card was a hit!

Well, I couldn't stop there, so I CASEd my CASE!

Color Combo: Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana and Pear Pizazz

I really like the offset panels in this layout. The simple, added bling in the corner finished this card to my satisfaction.

This lily and I were on a roll, so I CASEd a CASE of a CASE - you with me on that??

Color Combo: Mango Melody, Bermuda Bay and Pear Pizazz

Which is your favorite? Let me know by sharing a comment below.

The best news is that you can get this stamp set FREE with a $100 purchase. 

Inside tip: From March 1-31, you'll be able to order the Framelits for this set! 
The sentiments included in this set are perfect for sympathy, get well, wedding and thinking of you cards.

Lasting Lily is a DistInktive stamp, meaning there's lots of detail in the stamp; it does all of the work for you. Some folks have had some challenges getting a clean impression that shows the beauty of the stamp.


     Lightly tap the ink to the stamp versus putting the stamp to the ink. 
     Or, apply the ink using a sponge dauber

     Your images will vary depending on the 'jucieness' of your ink pad

     Remember - in God's garden no two flowers are alike, make your garden your own

     For the leaves, I used both ends of the leaf and the ends of the stems

     Masking* - Stamp an image on a 'sticky note' getting the majority of the image on the sticky part and cut it out using your snips. Stamp your focal image. Now you can add images "behind" your focal point by covering your focal image with the piece you cut out and stamping over the top of it. I had masks for both the large an small lily making it possible to add the stems.

     Sponging - I used a wedge of a stamping sponge to fill in the background. Use a very light touch; you can always go over the area to darken it. A light touch also allows you to get into small spaces without affecting the color of your lilies.

      Measurements for my projects are included in my weekly newsletter.

More inspriation awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month's Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they've created! Don't forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 13, 2019 when our Hoppin' Pals share their "Spring Has Sprung" projects. Don't miss the fun!

Grab your paper, stamps, ink and do some RnR Stamping!

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  1. Sue, you make this wonderful stamp set look gorgeous and love how you kept changing it up for more options. This stamp is perfect for many occasions and really is a must-have for our stash. Great job!

  2. GORGEOUS cards....but my fave is the pink!

  3. Sue, Thanks for sharing all of your Lily cards! Great masking!

  4. Sue, this is such a great technique to share. I love all three of the cards, but my favorite is #3 with those delicate scored lines and the rich mix of colors. Thanks for sharing.