Hello stampers! I am just about done with this winter freezer...walking in it to get to work and letting the dogs in and out of the house is no fun for my body....I'm getting old and am losing my 'thick skin'. Now, if I were skiing down a mountain or romping around in the snow with a snowmobile...well, that's a whole different story! That's exercise and something that is fun to help me keep my mind off of the bitter cold. I know, I'm weird, right? LOL!
Today's card share is influenced by a couple of samples I saw on...get this....Pinterest! I know, what CAN'T you find on Pinterest?!! I surf and surf, while taking bits and pieces of different creations to make it my own. I taught a stamp class this week featuring the Celebrate Today stamp set and coordinating Balloon Framelits. I LOVE-Love-love that the stamps and framelits are so versatile....not just for balloons, I say.
- The picture doesn't show it very well, but, the cardbase is Very Vanilla, as well as, the Tiny Triangles embossed layer that is matted onto Tangelo Twist. I love this embossing folder...looked so much like a miniature baby quilt. The side strip is from the Birthday Bash Designer Series Paper pack and accented with some fibers from the 1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon.
- I love the balloons and banners stamps from the Celebrate Today stamp set, but I wanted to create something outside the box...thus, the Baby Rattle was born. The "Happy" balloon was inked with Versa Mark and stamped onto Tangelo Twist cardstock and clear embossed to give it a little shine. Baby rattles are always shiny...at first, right? The 'baby' banner was inked with Night of Navy, stamped onto Tangelo Twist, and glued to the 'rattle'. Both images were die cut using the coordinating Balloon framelits.
- The handle is a strip piece of Crushed Curry, along with a Night of Navy die cut using the 2 smallest framelits from the Circles Collection. I used Monoadhesive liquid glue to stick the handle to the 'rattle' and hallowed circle and then added Stampin' Dimensionals to pop up the entire rattle onto the embossed layer. The bow was inked with Night of Navy, stamped onto a piece of Very Vanilla, and die cut with coordinating framelit from the Balloons framelits.
- The colors for this creation originated from the Birthday Bash Designer Series paper pack, which makes this card very gender neutral. I love it that Stampin' Up! lists the colors on the back of the paper pack....makes the guessing game super easy...just like making this card. WOOT!
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