Happy Weekend Peeps! I've been retired for a few years now and I can still get excited about the weekend. I used to be excited because I would have a couple days off from work and get to do fun things with my friends. These days when I get excited it's because there are fun events scheduled on weekends that I hope to attend. I love when I have time to stamp on the weekends but I try to make time to do some arts and/or crafts everyday and these days if I don't make time to do some everyday I end up in big trouble. But I digress...
At Stampin' for the Weekend we've got a new challenge for you. This is one that everyone should be able to play along. It's "Anything Goes". As long as you use a stamp or digi you can make any kind of card or project. The challenge is being sponsored by Marker Pop. What a fun shop that is. As soon as you get a chance take a break and stop on over there, you'll have a great time shopping.
My card is an "anything" card, an all occasion card. One of the things you can't see in the frontal photo of the card is the "Tole" layering of the balloon. This photo taken on the side shows that every part of the balloon that could be considered a layer has been done over, cut out and popped up. The balloon portion of the image has been stamped 5 times. After coloring the images they are cut out. The first popped up layer is the entire balloon. The next layer that is colored and cut is the banner and rosette going around the center of the balloon. Next the rosette is done, then the last piece is the blue center. There's a small blue pearl in the center of the blue layer. While this doesn't shoe well in the photograph it looks really good in real life and it's very easy to do. If you've never tried it, next time you're looking for something new give this a go.
Here's the deets:
stamp - Close to My Heart "Give a Lift"
ink - Memento Rich Cocoa; Ranger Scatter Straw
paper - Close to My Heart "Balloon Ride" pack
miscellaneous - copics; twine; charm; machine stitching; Balloon Ride Assortment; Spellbinders Opulent Ovals die
Here's the challenges:
Stampin' for the Weekend - Anything Goes
The Sweetest Thing - Sweet Sunday Sketch 210
L'il Red Wagon #228 - Truly Dimensional
Crafting for All Seasons #72 - Spring Into Spring
Tuesday Throwdown #186 - Stitching
Creative Card Crew 57 - Charms
Love to Create #106 - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' - Be Inspired by a Song, Film or Book ("Around the World in 80 Days)
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