Tuesday, August 13, 2019

An AMAZING Birthday

Welcome to the Pals’ August Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects for “Special Occasions”  – cards or projects that adds beauty to the special occasions we all love to make cards for! You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

A birthday is a very special occasion, especially for teenagers!! I made this card for my grandchild who turned 14 yesterday.

I went to a Stampin' Up! demonstrator event in June and some of the attendees participated in a card swap. I did not participate but I looked at my table mates cards. One of the cards by Joy Hall used the Noble Peacock DSP (click on the name to see a Stampin' Up! video of how gorgeous this DPS is). I immediately realized I needed to add this paper to my next order! 

To make my card I used a piece of the Blueberry Bushel DSP and combined it with Granny Apple green cardstock and ink. The sentiment is from the Everything Amazing photopolymer stamp set. You can not tell from the photo but I used clear embossing powder to emboss the sentiment. Unfortunately the shininess of the embossed sentiment does not show in the photo but I think the embossing really makes this sentiment pop! To emboss it I used the Stamparatus. I stamped a Whisper White piece of cardstock that I cut with the Stitched Rectangle dies, first with the colored ink (and if you wish to have the sentiment a little darker you can even stamp it a 2nd time with the Stamparatus). Then once I stamp it with the colored ink I stamp it again with Versamark ink. Versamark is a clear sticky ink that will allow embossing powder to adhere to it. Then I sprinkle it with clear embossing powder and melted it with a heat gun. This is another fabulous use for the Stamparatus. 

The candles are stamped  with the candle stamp from the the same stamp set. I stamped them with Versamark on Blueberry Bushel cardstock, embossed them with clear embossing powder and snipped them out. I also stamped the candles with Versamark on Mango Melody cardstock and cutout just the flames. I then glued the flames on top of the Blueberry candles and colored the flames with a clear Gelly Roll pen. You can get two of the pens here on Amazon.       

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, September 11, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “It’s the Sentiment that Counts” projects. Don’t miss the fun!

Pals Blog Hop Line-Up

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  3. Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
  4. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  5. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  7. Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
  8. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  9. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  10. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  11. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  12. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  13. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin
  14. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  15. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  16. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  17. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  18. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  19. Jill Killeen at Killeen House Studio
  20. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  21. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  22. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper ← You Are Here
  23. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
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