Monday, 25 January 2016

A Bright Balloon Celebration Card from Stampin' Up! UK Demonstrator Sarah Poulton

Hello lovely crafty friends. How was your weekend? I had a lovely time with my card class ladies. I pushed the boat out this month and cooked two fab Waitrose seasonal recipes I'd picked up in store. I baked Orange, Ginger and Date Cookies and a Sweet Potato & Apricot Cake. I don't often have an excuse to bake so really enjoyed making them.

I have a Balloon Celebration card to share today. I absolutely love stamping with this set. It is one of my fun to stamp with favourites. And even better this is one of the great value bundles in the Spring Summer catalogue. The bundle includes the Balloon Punch and matching Balloon Celebration stamp set.

I picked a combination of brights ink pads for my balloons - Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango & Tempting Turquoise. To bring out the contrast between the two layers (the balloons have two stamps- the main image and then the textured layer you stamp over the top giving the spotted effect) I stamped off first when I stamped the main balloon to give a paler tone. I then stamped the textured layer directly over the top.

I then cut a Vellum layer to fit centrally over the balloons. I used the Botanicals for You Sale-A-Bration set to gold heat emboss the sentiment. I attached my vellum layer with four glue dots (one in each corner). I have found this is the most discreet way to adhere vellum without the glue being too noticeable.

Thank you for popping by today. Pop back on Wednesday for more craftiness. Please let me know if you have any questions about Stampin' Up!, Sale-A-Bration or any of our new products. I would love to help. All items can be purchased online via my shop or get in touch directly and I can order them for you to be delivered direct to your door. I'd also love to Demo for you and your friends at a crafty party. As the hostess you earn lots of lovely freebies and you all get to make a fun crafty project too (no crafting experience necessary!).

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