So after I did party balloons with the Reverse Word set, I decided to do hot air balloons. The balloon is die cut using the Up & Away Thinlits and the background paper is the Salebration paper Carried Away. The Reverse Words is stamped in Mint Macaron. I’m sure you can create a prettier hot air balloon! Hugs, Fran
Does it feel like Deja vu? This is the same card from yesterday – just straightened up and popped up. This time I fussy cut the balloons (there is a punch for balloons – I just forgot!) and used the die for the ribbons. Then the balloons are popped up with Dimensionals. Now you decide! This one –
or this one –
I was playing with my stencils from the Dots & Stripes Decorative Masks and the Salebration set Hello and came up with these cards. They are simply stenciled darker at top and lighter to the bottom to create a faded look. Hello is stamped with Soft Suede.
I had finished the stripes when it occurred to me to try the Dots. Did you get this set during SAB? It’s no longer available – but there are some new stamp sets and products to take it’s place. You can see what’s new –US SAB_2016_2nd Release_print-friendly
So while I was wandering around Pinterest, I saw a beautiful card done by Jennifer McGuire (I think!) using the resist technique. This is where you heat emboss your image and sponge (or brayer) ink over the image and the ink “resists” your embossing. I tried it with the Saleabration set Hello. I stamped the image over the front of the card, embossed in white, and sponged with Daffodil Delight and Bermuda Bay. The result was a bright, happy card! The sentiment is from Timeless Love – one of my favorite sentiments!. This Hello set is only available for a few more days! Need it? Yes you do – and you need to hurry! Hugs, Fran
This card is made with the Large Number Framelits dies and a new Saleabration set coming out of the 15th of this month – Party Pants. The 1,3 and 5 are die cut and colored underneath and the 2 and 4 are popped up.
Then I added lots of Candy Dots! Inspired by one I saw online (I think it was Mama Elephant) that used little numbers, I knew I could make this with the Large Numbers (just fewer numbers.) I think this would make a cute kiddos card or switch up the numbers, have it say 29 – and send it to me 🙂 Hugs, Fran
There are only 2 weeks left get certain SAB products – Hello, Sky is the Limit, and Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper! These will not be available after February 15!
There are some new things coming out after that but if you want these, you need to hurry 🙂 Hugs, Fran
Birthday Blooms and Timeless Textures – both in the upcoming mini catalog – are so pretty together! I used Smokey Slate, Basic Gray and Archival Black to create the background. The flower was stamped in Stazon on watercolor paper and watercolored with an aquapainter and ink pads in Blushing Bride and Garden Green. After it dried, I used my Wink Of Stella clear to sparkle the entire flower. I got carried away and added Dazzling Details in the center of the flower and around the highlights 🙂 These stamps will be available on the 5th! Hugs, Fran
Happy 2016! Let’s start the New Year with a Sale a bration card. This is Hello and it’s available free with a $50 purchase from January 5 – February 15. The little flowers are from another SAB set called Botanicals For You. It’s available from January 5 – March 31. Check those dates! There are some products available for a limited time during the limited time sale! I wanted to do a multi-colored Hello, but didn’t have a multicolored pad. So I inked the stamp up with Lost Lagoon and then used a sponge to sponge on Blackberry Bliss from one side, letting it blend as it reached half way. The colors are taken from another free SAB product, Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper. Lots of freebies going on here!
Best wishes for the New Year! Hugs, Fran
It is true that the older I get, the faster the years fly by! This has been a fun year – full of Stampin Up, Pop It Ups, Copics, 3-D and lots and lots (and lots) of paper. Thought I’d share a few favorites from 2015 and get ready for 2016. The card above was a favorite Pop It Ups. Love the animals – love creating scenes. Love what’s coming 🙂
I’ve had fun with my Copic markers. The image above is form 2CuteInk. I’ve traveled to classes, work online over at Kit and Clowder, and just really enjoy the “coloring craze!”
Then there’s 3-D with the Creative Circle. These have been lots of fun and there’s more to look forward to in 2016.
And FRIENDS! That is what has made this year the best! All the people who play with me in my classroom and all the people I play with online. That’s the best of 2015.
So looking forward to 2016. SAB starts soon – the best fun of Stampin UP!
Wishing you the best of times in the New Year! Hugs, Fran