Sunday, February 19, 2017

Stamp Review Crew: Lift Me Up Edition
Are you ready for an uplifting blog hop?! The Stamp Review Crew is ready to deliver 😃 The Lift Me Up stamp set and coordinating dies have so many great uses, it is a must have in your stamping arsenal. I have never seen hot air balloons in real life, but is on my bucket list to go on a hot air balloon ride, and to watch a field of them go airborne. They are so colorful, and a ride in one would give you a leisurely view of the world from above. This from someone who is not all that fond of heights! 😂

For those who are new to the Stamp Review Crew, here is a little background. We are an international group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators that gets together on the first and third Mondays of every month to do a blog hop. Each hop features a single stamp set to give you loads of inspiration for that set! The hops are archived at the Stamp Review Crew blog, and you will be able to click through each hop at any time, going directly to the posts for that hop whenever you want! And you can click on the banner of this post to go to the master blog roll for this hop also.

If you are following along in order, then you have just arrived from the delightful Heidi Bak's blog, and I am sure that she was inspiring 😊

For my first project, how about a little sunrise or sunset sky soaring? This was a super easy look to achieve. Here is how I did it.
  • Cut a piece of watercolor paper to 4"x5¼", tape down to a board with painter's tape. Sponge Watermelon Wonder in a rough circle in the center of the panel. Sponge Peekaboo Peach around the Watermelon circle, then sponge Crushed Curry over the remaining white space. Spritz with water until you get some movement in the colors. Air dry or dry with heat tool. I used my heat tool. 
  • With a scrap of watercolor paper at least 2½"x3", wipe with Embossing Buddy, then stamp the balloon in Versamark and Copper heat emboss. After it cools, die cut the balloon with the coordinating die. Use Aqua-painter or a watercolor brush to add Peekaboo Peach and Crushed Curry coloring.
  • Take a piece of Vellum that is at least 4"x3", wipe with Embossing Buddy, and stamp the sentiment in Versamark, Copper heat emboss. Trim to create a strip about 1½"x4". 
  • Stitch the sentiment strip to the watercolor panel and continue the stitching all the way around the panel. 
  • Adhere the balloon to the panel with dimensionals.
  • Adhere the completed panel to a Thick Whisper White card base with Fast Fuse or Tear and Tape.
  • Inside, ink up half of the balloon image with Crushed Curry, and the other half with Watermelon Wonder. Then use a sponge with Watermelon Wonder ink on it to blend the colors in the middle of the stamp. Stamp inside the card. All done!
Here is the inside with the ombre balloon. Sweet, right?!

Then I made these little treat envelopes. They are so easy peasy! They are made with the Envelope Punch Board with the 3"x4" card settings. Then when you glue it together, leave a narrow end flap up instead of a wide end flap! There is some Copper heat embossing and watercoloring done on one, and Copper heat embossing on the other with Clear Wink of Stella added to the balloon on the other.

Last up, I used the Sending Love Glassine Sheets with the Mini Treat Bag die to create this bag. The Banners dies helped with the DSP. This one was a quick project too!

Now it is time to see the amazing design stylings of Charlet Mallett!!

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Rochelle Blok said...

Lots of fabulous creations Tanya. You have really shown off this set! Thanks for sharing! Rochelle xo

Kelly Kent said...

Great projects Tanya. I love how many ideas you've shown - in so many different formats. Kelly x

Linda Callahan said...

Wow your watercolor background is gorgeous! And I love the pockets you made!

Anonymous said...

Lots of great creations! I love that watercolor background it is stunning! Great ideas all of them!

Heidi Baks said...

I love this set for envelopes and treat bags -- perfect!

Mike said...

Love the monochromatic Watercolor background! So beautiful behind the balloon!

Nikki Spencer said...

That watercolour background is divine Tanya! Love the little treat pocket idea too...Very cute!xx

Ann Schach said...

You are such an inspiration, Tanya! I love the water colored background on the card...but those little treat pockets are so cute and clever! Great projects!

Unknown said...

All of these projects are AMAZING, as usual. I love the background on the first card, it looks like a warm sunset!

Unknown said...

Beautiful Projects! I LOVE your watercolour background!


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