I'm so happy to be back blog hopping again. I'm on day 10 of being sick. Blah! I caught a nasty virus that's going around, doc said I was one of the more severe cases that had come in and would take longer to get over. Yeah for me....that's not my definition of winning the lottery! I'm not 100% yet and still get tired out easily, but I am on the upswing. Thank goodness because with healing comes stamping!
For this time our options were -
- Use the Big Day Sale-A-Bration stamp set
- Use the Celebrate Today stamp set (and/or framelits)
- Birthday themed projects
I took one look at the list and said, "I can SO do that!" My first card showcases the Big Day Sale-A-Bration set. This is an AWESOME choice for your FREE item when placing a $50 order now through March 31!
I stamped the single candle with Versamark on the Crumb Cake card stock to give the card a little whimsy. I also had fun with our Textured Embossing Folders by creating a statement with the punched hexagons. It's a little hard to tell, but I added Crystal Effects on top of the words "Celebrate" and "CAKE" to really make it shine. A fun and colorful birthday card suitable for men or women! Gotta LOVE that!
For my next project, I really wanted to step outside the box with the Celebrate Today stamp set and framelits bundle. I'm always looking to stretch my money when it comes to investing in framelits, punches, etc. The more you can do with them, the better investment they are!
Using the balloon shape framelit, I created an exploding bomb! I simply die cut it out of our Basic Black card stock and using our Whisper White ink, I sponged it and added a piece of our white Baker's Twine coming out the end.
Here's a close up so you can see that I added a little Crushed Curry on the end of the Baker's Twine and how I used the star/circle confetti as the explosion. Too fun! I was pretty proud of myself for coming up with this clever idea. What do you think?
I hope you enjoyed this stop along your blog hop today. I had fun getting back into my studio and creating something to share with you today! Depending on where you started on this blog hop, you can go back and revisit Jennifer's sensational creativity or you can hop along to see what cleverness Deborah has to share with you today! Happy Stamping!