Among stamps sets that do not get a lot of attention are those that you can get FOR FREE for hostessing a workshop. If you hostess a workshop of $300 or more (think 6 people ordering just $50 worth of products!), you get to select a Level 2 Hostess set (along with other FREE products).
One of this year's Level 2 Hostess sets uses one of my favorite techniques, 2-Step Stampin'. It's called Fast and Fabulous and rightly so! You can get this Fabulous watercolor look as fast as stamping twice. The outline image is one stamp and the "watercolor" fill in color is another stamp.
To make this floral image I used Rich Razzleberry and one of this year's new In Colors, Pear Pizzazz (boy, there are a LOT of zzzzzs in those names!). I applied ink to the outline stamp using a Classic Stampin' Pad and then used Stampin' Write Markers to color in the petals and leaves of the fill stamp. Presto (no, FAST!) a fabulous look. I finished off the stamped layer with a greeting from the continuing Stamp Set, All Holidays, and a separate little flower that I cut out to overlap the Pear Pizzazz edge. I texturized the card front with the Perfect Polka Dots Sizzix Embossing Folder, and added a little insert punched with the Scallop Edge punch to accent the Pear Pizzazz ink in the stamped image. Cool, huh? And simple. It took me no time at all to make with all the wonderful tools that Stampin' Up! has available!
Here's the layout for this card – and don't forget you can get that stamp set (with a bunch more images, too!) for hostessing just a $300 workshop!