Hi Stamping Friend,
I love Sale-a-Bration (SAB)!!! It is a great time to stretch your crafting budget by getting an extra freebie when you place an order. Stampin' Up! has some amazing stamp sets, paper, kits, embossing folders and even thinlits that you can choose from this year. Heartfelt Blooms is one of the items you may choose. I will confess that my initial impression was that I loved the font and the greetings, but I was not in love with the image. But if you read my previous post about Crafting on a Budget or More Crafting on a Budget, you know that this is the perfect set. It includes an image and greeting stamps, giving you fantastic value and versatility. I decided to select this set as my free choice in a recent order, and I'm so happy I did!! I have just begun to play with it, and love the shading and texture that the stamp creates - so I've learned (again) that sometimes my initial thoughts about something are not correct!!! I still think the font used for the greeting is gorgeous, and I will use these for lots of cards in the future. Here are a couple of the first cards I made with this set.
I decided to stamp on some of the Wood Textures DSP and really like how they turned out. I also used the DSP for the background, but I also embossed it with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder. Let me know what you think of these cards.