Another birthday in our household, this time my eldest son! Time was on my side, so on on my day off I got to and created this card for him instead of reaching into my big box of class and blog samples.
I ordered the bundle of Lift Me up stamps and Up and Away thinlits last year when they were released in the 2017 Occasions catalogue. Thank goodness they carried over into the current Annual catalogue! Due to my very bad habit of ordering stamps I love and ordering too many to be able to spend my time creating with, the bundle has sat on my desk for a year awaiting it’s turn for stardom on my blog.
Yesterday I saw my chance and went for it. By happy coincidence when searching through my Designer Series Papers I found that there is a sheet of perfectly patterned paper in the Naturally Eclectic pack of DSP that works spot on with the hot air balloons in the Lift Me Up stamp set.
The paper has the appearance of water colouring , so you get the effect without all the effort! When stamping the balloon I inked it all up in Emerald Envy then with a tissue wiped away the ink from the basket area and added Early Espresso marker to get the two colour image. The same process for all the other balloon images.
Also check out the Glitter Epoxy Shapes used as an accent. The glitter in them is blue and green perfect for my card. You will find these fun new accents in the 2018 Occasions catalogue.
Here is my card in it’s full inner four panel glory. The final panel has the hot air balloon die cut using the Up and Away thinlit die.
To make the card extra special for DS I added the banner from the Guy Greetings stamp set and added “son” from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set. Of course the card was a big hit with my eldest. I’ll have to come up with another card just as worthy for my youngest son’s birthday next month now!
I really enjoy making the Four Panel Cards as you can use so many of your ideas for a card on the one card! Try one out some time and see what you think. I’d love to know how you go so leave a comment below.
Time to think about booking into my first class for 2018. This class is going to focus on the new Occasions catalogue and will give you the opportunity to try out some of the new products in the catalogue. You will have a play with the new Brusho watercolour ink crystals, try out the new Stampin’Up! Blends alcohol marker pens, create cards like the ones in the photo below using the Picture Perfect Party Suite of products.
A fun class all round for creating and experimenting with these new products.
If you are a lover of quick and easy cards you will become a fan of the Picture Perfect Party 6×6 inch Paper Stack. The photo images on each sheet of paper are so vibrant, perfect for making quick cards and scrapbooking pages. In class you will learn how to make the most of each paper sheet and not end up with odd scraps of various shapes / sizes when you make your cards.
Class dates – Thursday January 25 at 7.30pm
Friday January 26 at 10am
Saturday January 27 at 1.30pm
Class fee – $30 if using my adhesives/scissors/cutter
$25 if bring own kit of adhesives/scissors/cutter, suggested adhesives Snail runner, Mini gluedots, Dimensionals, fine tip glue pen. These will be all available to purchase at class.
To book please email me – email@example.com
January is Sale-a-bration time! Every order of $90 Aust earns you a free Sale-a-bration product! So get that wishlist out and start choosing which Sale-a-bration items you just have to have! Click on the catalogues or Shop Now button to see what is available.
I am currently in the process of creating a new blog site under my own domain but it is not quite up to scratch yet so I thought I had better a get blog post out to everyone for the New Year.
January is always busy for us as it is our month of birthdays. First one to happen is my daughter and being on January 4 it is always a rush to get a card made in time post Christmas celebrations and happenings. Despite my best intentions ( the new blog has taken up way too much time for a non technofile like me!) I had to resort to using one of my class cards from last year. Always handy to have that option and often I will have a card made for classes that I have bookmarked for a later use further down the track.
So a pretty four panel card using the Fresh Florals DSP became the required card for this years birthday celebration.
Any of the four colour ways available in this suite would work beautifully to create this card. I’ve chosen the Tranquil Tide option for this card. The stamp set that co-ordinates with these papers is Floral Phases. Perfect for a gorgeous card. DD approved so all good!
Happy New Year!
Hi Everyone! Welcome to the New Year of 2018 and my restyled blog. A fresh start for a new year! I still have a bit of tinkering to do however the basics are in place!
I hope I give you creative inspiration and the desire to get out your stamps, card and ink and that you make someone’s day by creating a beautiful card especially for them.