Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Up Up And Away Blog Hop

I am so excited to be part of Club Scrap's Blog Hop featuring February's Up, Up and Away kit.   This is the first time I have participated in a blog hop.   I kept it simple for my first hop so lets just "hop" right to it.

I am featuring a card I made.  This kit is by far one of my favorite kits ever (and I've been receiving kits since 2002), and I immediately fell in love with the art noveau stamp that says "Be a rainbow in someone else's cloud" (that needs to be my personal mission statement).  I knew when I saw it that I would be using it to make lots of cards.  This is the finished card.

 Notice the "sparkly" accents.   It is a technique I just learned at Christmas (apparently I live in a box when it comes to techniques) and I fell in love with it for it's simplicity, it's reuse of something I would normally throw away, and the wow factor it punches.   It is very simple actually and it uses a used dryer sheet, spray adhesive, some glitter or embossing powder.

For this card I used the following:

  • Turquoise pre-scored card from Up Up and Away Greetings to Go kit
  • Red Panel from Up Uo and Away  Greetings to Go kit
  • White Panel from Up Up and Away Greetings to Go kit
  • Pink Printed cut apart from Up Up and Away Greetings to Go kit
  • Art noveau Be a Rainbow Unmounted Stamp
  • Ribbon from Club Scrap Embellishment Side order
  • White Card Stock from POP collection
  • Used Dryer Sheet
  • Spray Adhesive
  • Holographic Embossing Powder

  1. Spray the dryer sheet with spray adhesive
  2. Position dryer sheet over pre printed pink cut apart with edges overlapping and press sheet to panel.
  3. Trim dryer sheet to panel edges
  4. Spray panel and dryer sheet with spray adhesive
  5. Sprinkle embossing powder on panel while adhesive is still wet
  6. Shake off excess powder
  7. Adhere pink panel to white panel, add ribbon to bottom of panel grouping.
  8. Layer onto red panel and attach to front of turquoise card.
  9. To get the rainbow effect on the stamp, I used green, purple, yellow and green markers to color the stamp then stamped onto white POP
  10. I cut around the greeting stamp in the shape of the cloud and then inked the edges. 

When my daughter saw this card she immediately demanded I use this technique on her birthday card.

Easy Peasy, yet big impact.   It can be used over stamped images or stenciled images.  I have used this on a 4x6 panel with stamped images to fill a spot on an ALSB page when I do not have enough photos to fit the page. 

Thanks so much for visiting with me today.  I hope you had a great time visiting all the creations created by these awesome artists using Club Scrap's Up Up and Away Kit.   I  know I did, and learned more than a few things on my tour.

If you happened over to my place without going through the blog hop why don't you go take a look at some of my fellow hoppers creations.  Start at Club Scraps blog by clicking  here.

Happy crafting.