The stampers are coming today & I'm ready for a party! They don't know what's in store for them, but I'll give you a little hint! They're doing three of my favorite things!
Aren't those your three favorite things too?
Here's the first swap card from one of our newest stampers, Ellie, who lives up the hill from us here in California. We're going to see if you can catch the subtle difference in these two cards she sent – and aren't they great?!?
So here's the challenge. Hold your hand in front of your monitor. Cover one card & then cover the other. Do you see it?
Which card do you like better?
See it yet?
It's the color of the brad!
Does it make a difference? Well, in the real world – NO! They're nice cards in a style we like to call Clean and Simple. In fact, we have a category on the right for you to find lots of clean and simple cards.
Both cards are great. And even better because right now you can get the Triple Treat Flower Stamp FREE with a $50 order! If you'd like to learn a color lesson – the card with the Poppy Parade brad is the one I'd choose. It's a color mixing formula that makes the one on the right just edge out a little in front of the one with the Lucky Limeade brad.
So what's the formula? Gallon-Quart-Ounce Even if you're a dumb pup like me who doesn't need to know exactly how many quarts are in a gallon, you know which ones are bigger. It's good to keep this Gallon-quart-Ounce forumula when you're planning a card.
You'll want a Gallon of one color – in this case, it's the Poppy Parade. A Quart of Lucky Limeade is on the card on the right. And the Silver Embossing which really sets it off is the Ounce. But when the brad is changed to Lucky Limeade, it makes it more than a quart of Lucky Limeade on the card on the right & changes the balance of the card.
If I hadn't opened the envelope & seen these two cards side by side, I couldn't have taught you this lesson. They are BOTH great cards but the perfect opportunity to teach a lesson in color. Thank you, Ellie, for giving us this opportunity. You are a great stamper & we're glad you're a 24/7 Stamper!
I'm off to go take a nap & quit barking – at least until the stampers get here.
If you would like to join us and be a 24/7 Stamper, you can find out the great special in this post. Then go on over to sign up here (following a few suggested steps). You'll officially be part of our group in less than 10 or 15 minutes.
I wonder how long that is in dog time?
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