Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Monday, January 14, 2008

Bold Bright Whimsical Balloons

I can't believe that I forgot to tell you some very exciting news regarding the new SAB sets when I made my post on Saturday! The SAB stamp sets are all die cut!!! It was a nice surprise to me when I opened my package. I had recently read an announcement that all future mini catalog sets will continue to be die cut like they were in the Holiday Mini, but it didn't occur to me that the SAB sets were included in that. I just loved how bright and cheery the first two cards I made with this set turned out so I decided to make a few more using the same color scheme. I also added a punched design from the new So Many Scallops set. I know I'll be using that set a lot! I cut out each balloon, but before I adhered them into place I lightly penciled in the curved lines of the string. Then I paper pierced along the lines, erased my pencil lines and connected the dots with my white gel pen. This mimicked the swirled motif of the stamp and turned out pretty darn cute...if I do say so myself!


Since it's always so much easier for me to make girly cards than manly cards, I challenged myself to also make a more masculine version of each of the birthday cards I make using this set.

For this one I used the It's Your Birthday set for the main image and framed it with the balloons. Since guys like hardware I added the brads in each corner for a manly touch. The orange balloon it mounted with pop dots. I also tied a bit of thread onto the balloons to finish it off. Both cards use card stock and inks from the Bold Brights color family, plus the Canvas background stamp inked with White Craft ink.

8 comments:

Katrina G. said...

TFS! I really love these. I know I will be casing these in the future :)

April Hall said...

I really like the stamp you used! The cards came out great!

Anonymous said...

Of course, love these...I used the last posting yesterday for my nephew's card except I used the oldie "Funfilled". Thank you for the inspiration!!!

CV

Kathy said...

I love both of these!!!!! This is my favorite SAB set and I cannot wait to get my hands on it. It's going to come in so handy in my household!

Cassandra said...

I have a hard time making masculine cards too Lynn - so I'm really glad you've focused on that in your last 2 posts. Esp. using the same set and just changing the colors to work!

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow wonderful Birthday Cards. Fantastic stamps and colors. Awesome.

Hugs
Sister Sandy

Maren said...

What bright & happy cards! Love the colors!

Vicki (SCS basement stamper) said...

Love your balloon creations!! :) I haven't played with my SAB set yet!! Sheesh....I'm so behind!! :) TFS!