Sunday, March 3, 2019

Stamp Review Crew: Amazing Life
Welcome to the start of a new month! I am always happy to see March roll around because it mean that the majority of our -10 weather is over. Yes, I talk about the weather a lot. We have a lot of weather to talk about.

But how about we talk about the Amazing Life stamp set?! I love the big and beautiful sentiments in this set, and the swirls and curls don't hurt! But my favorite  part is the die set sold in a bundle with these stamps: the Stitched Rectangle dies! Of, course. 😁 Now I don't always have to go to my sewing machine.

For those that are new to the Stamp Review Crew, we are a group of current and former Stampin' Up! demonstrators. We get together ever first and third Monday of the month to feature a single stamp set. Our goal is to inspire you, one stamp set at a time!

If you are following along in order, then you have just arrived from the amazing Lou Kitzelman! She is in the midst a balmy summer right now, and I will admit to some weather envy. But she makes up for it with her gorgeous projects!

I have been craving color lately, so I went right for a rainbow effect. There are only 3 ink colors in that blended background.

Poppy Parade, Crushed Curry, and Pool Party. They do wonderful job of creating a full rainbow! Work smarter, no harder.

After sponging all the colors on the cardstock, I spattered it with clear water, dabbed it off after a few seconds, then spritzed with Pearlized water.

And I just had to use some honest to goodness real stitching on this panel.

I used Copic markers to color the flowers and the letters in the word "cake". I had already taken the plunge and purchased nearly every color of Copic, so I have not invested in the Stampin' Blends when they were re-released, so I only have the old version and not very many of those. If you are in the same boat, here are the colors I used:
  • Cake and letter C: BG10, BG11, BG32
  • Letter A: YR12, YR18
  • Letter K: YR61,R24
  • Letter E: YR61, YR12
  • Orange flower: YR18, R24
  • Yellow flower: Y13, Y18, YR12
  • Leaves: YG13, YR07
  • White dots: Sakura Gelly Roll Glaze white

The inside of this card is the real wow, though. I have been seeing so many wonderful interactive cards lately, and I just had to figure out how to do this one. There is a convenient die set from Lawn Fawn that makes a mini pop up box, but I took the long way.

Here is my figuring.
  • Start with a 3"x6¼" piece of cardstock. 
  • Score the short side at ½" and 3"
  • Score long side at ½", 1¾", 3¼", and 4¾"
  • Trim out as shown
  • Adhere the little side tab to form a box shape.
  • Adhere the 2 triangles that form the bottom of the box to the inside of the card, lining the center fold up between the two triangles.

The rainbow blending was done directly on the card base. The flowers and cake were fussy cut, and I was able to stamp the flourishes on the cardbase after the box was adhered. I used some snips of acetate and glue dots from a Paper Pumpkin kit to adhere the banner above the cake.

I really enjoyed creating this card, and I hope you loved it too!

Next up is Jay Soriano! He is so innovative, I just love everything he does.

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Kelly Kent said...

Such gorgeous vibrant colours in your card Tanya!!! Kelly x PS, love the link table!

Heidi Baks said...

Beautiful bright colors... and how fun is that inside pop up?!

Cindy said...

Sweetness! Interactive cards are so much fun, both to make AND to receive - and this one takes the cake (heh heh)!

Unknown said...

Absolutely gorgeous card!!
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Lou said...

Well I just loved the front - so colourful and cool - and then I saw the inside - LOVE! Sending you warm vibes from across the world! x

Mitosu Crafts said...

WOW! Amazing colourful pop up card, my absolute fave. Will have to try this sometime, thanks Tanya.

Unknown said...

Omg i love this so much i had to try it but im so confused i scored on the short side at 1/2in but i cant score 3 because the paper is 3×62/8 lol im trying never give up 😆


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