Sunday, June 24, 2012

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Big Birthday Fun!

Happy Sunday! I made another card with You're Amazing, so hope you're not thinking, "Geesh! Is that the ONLY new Stampin' Up! set she bought from the new catalog?!" hehe!

I loved this CPS 271 sketch, and I saw this Honeycomb Tutorial from the very talented Lydia Fiedler over at Splitcoast and gave it a try. It was easier than I expected, happy surprise! I used the 1 1/4" circle punch and patterned paper. I punched about 18 circles and glued them together since the paper had a different pattern on the back and I only wanted the blue check to show. So, I had 9 circles when I was finished. One annoying thing when punching patterned paper...the edges show white, so I colored all the edges with a blue marker to try and hide the white.

I took a deep breath and cut into a yummy sheet of World Spectacular patterned paper, yay me! Do you ever have that trouble, cutting into the most beautiful sheets of paper?! Here's how it looked before I put the "birthday" accent over it:

The last new trick I tried (I know, when did I get so adventurous?!) was adjusting the size of the Apothecary Accents die. I saw a video on youtube, can't find it now, phooey, but the gal was showing how to move the paper around to make different sizes. Mine didn't turn out evenly, oops, but the balloon hides one side, score!

Let me know if you have questions about anything! Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs and happy stamping!

All supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: You're Amazing
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Island Indigo, World Spectacular DSP.
Ink: Early Espresso, Island Indigo.
Accessories: Big Shot, Apothecary Accents Framelits, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Island Indigo Twine, Naturals Designer Button, Ticket Duo Builder Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals.


Ann said...

Just playing around with the CPS sketch myself...your take on it is awesome! I love how you covered the paper with the birthday sentiment!

You are one of the best advertisers for the SU demo loves you, & she doesn't even know it! ;)

Linda Callahan said...

Love that big ol' balloon - and those big ol' elephants - and those big' ol birthday wishes :) I so need that ticket punch!

Laura B. said...

oh my gosh! so fun! I love that 3-D balloon!!

Deanna said...

So fun Angie!

~amy~ said...

I love it! So very fun!

Jennie said...

Cool design and LOVE how you did the hot air balloon. Thanks for joining us at CPS this week :)

Mae said...

This is such a fun card! Love how you used the sketch!

Basement Stamper said...

Great use of the sketch, love the hot air balloon, the papers and the tickets are perfect combination.

Patrice said...

Great take on the sketch - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

This is an amazing card design. I lve all your vintage imagery and the way you put it together, especially the hot air ballon. Blessings!