In honor of Shannon West’s (from Stampin Up) campaign – I’m Bring Birthday’s back – this month’s Creative Circle Blog Hop is a darling, perpetual calendar!
The box has two cubes that can be rotated for the days of the month (remember that the 6 is also the 9), a flip top for the months, and a space int he back to hold your birthday cards so you can actually mail them out! (I am the worse!)
I used the Whisper White Heavy card stock and the It’s My Party Designer Series Paper Pack to make mine. This paper stack has 48 sheets of double sided paper in it! My balloons on the front are from Balloon Celebration and are punched out with the matching Balloon Bouquet Punch.
This card uses the bow from the Cutie Pie Thinlit, more It’s My Party paper and the Elegant Dot embossing folder.
This card uses the Picture Perfect stamp set and Blushing Bride.
And last, but not least, this card uses the Bokeh technique. You can find it on Splitcoast here.
You can get the pattern here:
To see all the other wonderful designs for this pattern, follow along on our hop! One lucky person who leaves a comment will win the pattern 🙂 Hugs, Fran
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Happy Valentines Day! I’ve had this idea in my head for a while but wasn’t even sure it could be done – Bokeh on both sides of one piece of watercolor paper. The answer – yes it can! Because the paper gets pretty wet doing this technique, I thought it would create quite a mess on the other side. But it’s fine! Just make sure you start with a large enough piece of watercolor paper so the sides can be cut down. I used Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Rose Red and Wild Wasabi for this card. After applying the White Craft circles, I sprayed the entire piece with Shimmer Spray! In real life this is a very sparkly card 🙂 After the paper was ready – and dry – I used Karen Burniston’s Tag Pivot die to create the card. The sentiment is from Build a Bouquet – it’s one of my favorite sentiments – and is over stamped with Gorgeous Grunge in Pink Pirouette.
The hearts on the front are a retired Stampin Up punch and the inside heart is from Karen Burniston’s Heart Pivot card die. I added some washi tape, sequins, and a little sliver of gold foil paper – but there is a lot going on in just the paper so I tried to just step away from the embellishments! Wishing you lots of love today – Hugs, Fran
Happy Wednesday! Quick post! Since I had my watercolor paper and aqua painter out I though I’d do another Bokeh style card. This one uses the Million and One stamp set, Tangerine Tango, Pool Party and So Saffron. After adding the White Craft circles I glued some rhinestones to front. Easy and fun! Hugs, Fran
This card started as a Bokeh attempt, turned into a big mess, and ended up being beautiful! I started with watercolor paper and dropped with an aqua painter Pear Pizzazz, Wisteria Wonder, Soft Sky and Daffodil Delight. The Pear Pizzazz turned very muddy, but I added the circles with White Craft ink and it looked okay – but needed something. So I spritzed it with Elegant Eggplant ink mixed with alcohol. Then I stamped it using Gorgeous Grunge in Silver Encore ink! Finally I added the butterfly and some Dazzling Details. Needless to say, the texture on this card is amazing 🙂
So the moral for this card is – more is better! Hugs, Fran
Just in case you’re celebrating National Bathtub Day tomorrow, I thought I’d share a card! The challenge is to make a card for “another” holiday in December – and I chose this one. Using the Bokeh technique, I created a bubbly background with Island Indigo, Marina Mist and Pool Party inks. The sentiment is from Amazing Birthday. To make the bubbles on the tag, I used my Stampin Mist and Dazzling Details bottles as stamps. Then, since it was out, I added Dazzling Details to some of the bubbles.
The inside sentiment was created in My Digital Studio. To play along with the Creative Crew, upload your own “holiday” card using the keyword CCREW1214HF CreativeCrew SUO. To see all the projects for this month, head over to the Splicoast Creative Crew Gallery. Hugs, Fran
I saw a “new to me” technique called Bokeh and gave it a try. The instructions called for paint on watercolor paper so I tried it with reinkers. Wet your watercolor paper and use an aqua painter to apply reinkers all over the piece. In this one I use Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette and Crushed Curry. Dry with a heat gun. Stamp your sentiment in Stazon. Punch some circles from a piece of acetate and use them as a stencil to make White Craft ink circles all over the finished front, Each one is different!
Bravo is a great set for this technique because the words really stand out.
Stamp Set – Bravo
Card stock – Watercolor paper, Whisper White
Ink – Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Crushed Curry ( Island Indigo, Pool Party, So Saffron) White Craft ink
Etc – sequins
It’s always fun to try something new! Hugs, Fran