Tuesday, 8 February 2022

Four easy cards using Driving By Sale-a-Bration stamp set

Stampin Up UK demonstrator Driving By card ideas

Driving By is not just the most popular Sale-a-Bration stamp set among Stampin' Up!® UK customers but the most popular stamp set of all right now so I thought it was time I used it to create some fun and easy cardmaking projects.

The rubber stamp set features a sports car, a Volkswagen Beetle and a classic VW camper van, plus some fun sayings to go with them. It's perfect if you love colouring so I’ve used it here with Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. 

Stampin Up UK demonstrator Driving By card ideas

My first card is a trendy slimline design to fit our new Slimline Envelopes. Other than that, the design is really simple and can be made with just white cardstock, black ink and the Sunshine & Rainbows Designer Series Paper from the Sale-a-Bration brochure. I picked three colours from this brightly coloured pack of fun patterned paper to colour my camper vans, choosing from the centre of the Venn diagram of “colours in the paper pack” and “Stampin’ Blends I own”. This gave me Granny Apple Green, Pool Party and Mango Melody.

Stampin Up UK demonstrator Driving By card ideas

I positioned the three vans using the Stamparatus and a variation of the hinge step technique. Instead of removing the Stamparatus plate across, I moved my cardstock. This is ideal if your image doesn’t fit the exact distances provided by the hinge slots. I might have to make a video to demonstrate that as I don’t think I’ve explained it very well.

I mounted this panel onto another piece of Basic White cardstock purely because I couldn’t decide which colour to use but I wanted to give it a little more depth. It just shows that you don’t need lots of supplies to make a striking card – you can do a lot with just white and a pack of patterned paper.

Stampin Up UK demonstrator Driving By card ideas

Behind this panel I used three patterns of Designer Series Paper from the Sunshine & Rainbows pack, choosing one in each of the three colours I’d used. I cut these into blocks of just under a third of the width of the card with the intention of positioning them straight... but they slipped before I could glue them and I liked the angled look better.

Finally, I stamped “You’ve got style’ onto a scrap of white and popped this up on Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin Up UK demonstrator Driving By card ideas

For the next three cards I stamped one of each of the Driving By images and cut them out using Layering Circles Dies. Each card uses the reverse pattern of the designs I used on the slimline card.

Stampin Up UK demonstrator Driving By card ideas

This card uses a fun rainbow striped design with the addition of some white Baker's Twine. I love the clean Basic White card base and the contrast with that and the bright colours of the Sunshine & Rainbows Designer Series Paper.

Stampin Up UK demonstrator Driving By card ideas

The sports car card uses a very similar card design, just turned on its side. I chose this paper because its main colours are Granny Apple Green and Pool Party, which pick up the colours of the Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers I used to colour my image. There’s just a hint of Denim Ribbon there, picking up the Misty Moonlight used on the rainbows. 

Stampin Up UK demonstrator Driving By card ideas

The camper van card just had to have rainbows and sunshine images, to evoke the beach vibes of the van. I’ve used Bermuda Bay cardstock with two patterned papers, and a tiny strip of Magenta Madness cardstock for the greeting. The ribbon is Polished Pink, but it’s close enough to coordinate with Magenta Madness.

Stampin Up UK Saleabration products Driving By Sunshine Rainbows  
I hope you like my Driving By cards and will consider this stamp set if you place a qualifying Sale-a-Bration order which, in the UK, is £45. The stamp set is free with a £45 order, or you could choose the Sunshine & Rainbows Designer Series Paper instead if you wish, as that is also free with a £45 order.

Plus, if you place an order at my online store using the host code 2FYQAK7T, I will send you a thank you gift next month. This month I sent out rolls of Scalloped Lace Trim to those who use the host code, so be sure to remember... unless you are ordering over £150, as then you can choose your own free gifts at the checkout.

If you are in the UK and would like to order, please visit my store and, if you use the current host code DQPJEQF9, I’ll send you a thank you gift in the following month.

Does your wish list come to more than £99? Please get in touch and I will help you get more for your money and unlock discounts all year round.  

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