Thursday, February 16, 2017

Balloons, Clouds, and Cupcakes: Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Welcome to another Artisan blog hop! This time we have to out to Lift You Up! We are all featuring the delightful hot air balloon suite from the Occasions Mini. There are so many great features to this stamp set, and the coordinating dies compliment it so very well. I can't wait to share all the fun stuff we made with you 😁

If you are following along in order, then you just arrived from the wonderful Sylwia Schreck's blog, Wonderful stuff!!

OK, I have to confess. I made a PILE of projects with this suite. I just couldn't stop! These are a few of the projects I made. You will see more in the near future 😊 I love the variety of sentiments, and the fonts in this set! So fun, whimsical and easy to read!

First up is this birthday card.
  • Start with a 4"x5¼" panel of watercolor paper, and apply washes in Dapper Denim, Island Indigo, and Pool Party in an ombre pattern. 
  • Take a 4"x5¼" piece of vellum, wipe with Embossing Buddy, stamp clouds in Versamark ink all over, then White heat emboss.  
  • Cut the Happy Birthday stamp apart so you cam separate the parts of the sentiment. Stamp part on a scrap of Dapper Denim in Versamark and Silver heat emboss. Figure out where you will place this strip on the vellum panel, then stamp and Silver heat emboss the second part of the sentiment on the vellum.
  • Use Clear Wink of Stella to color in the clouds, making them shimmery. The shimmer dries quickly and does not smear! It looks awesome in real life, but is hard to capture in a photo.
  • Stitch vellum to the watercolor panel.
  • Adhere the Dapper Denim sentiment strip to the cardfront.
  • Adhere the finished panel to a Thick Whisper White card base.
  • Stamp the clouds in Smoky Slate inside the card, apple Clear Wink of Stella on the clouds. All Done!

Here are those little clouds on the inside. You will have to take my word for it that they are shimmery 😏

I keep trying to capture the shimmer on camera! Ugh... but this gives a close up on the ombre effect behind the vellum 😊

Next up I have a couple of cute little gift bags that have self closures. I made a video tutorial for this project.

Aren't these fun and easy! I know I will be using this idea a lot in the future😁

Here is a little side view of one of these open. And these cover birthdays and any love occasion.

I can always use more cards that are good for any occasion, and this is a great sentiment for just that! The coordinating dies make it super easy to create fun stripes behind the intricate diecut hot air balloon. I did make the stripes all shimmery with Clear Wink of Stella, but I still need to work on my photography skills πŸ˜’ I do love the feeling of windiness the embossing creates behind the fun Carried Away DSP, though!

Inside, more cute little clouds.

Well, that's it for this post. Be sure to come back soon to see what else I have made with this set 😊
I am the last stop on the hop, but if you started somewhere in the middle, then you definitely want to click on over to the first stop on the hop, Allison Okamitsu!

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Sylwia von stempel einfach said...

Dearest Tanya, you have done sooo great projects!

Paula Dobson said...

What a great selection of projects Tanya. Where on earth do you find the time to come up with so many wonderful ideas??!!

Allison Okamitsu said...

You went wild with this whole suite of projects! Super fabulous. I can't even pick a favourite!

Bada-Bing Creations said...

Overachiever, again ;-) Love how you showed how versatile this set is!!!!

Jen said...

Great cards! I'm in love with the clouds card!!

Dani Dziama said...

You sewed on your card! I LOVE it! Everything is beautiful!

Rochelle Blok said...

Lots of fabulous creations, Tanya! The cloud card is my favourite. Just gorgeous.

Miriam said...

Wow! You did a great job! So much projects... And they are all stunning!

Unknown said...

Beautiful Projects Tanya! Love the little treat bags.


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