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.

Shona



34 comments:

Ron said...

Lovely card and great instructions, Shona! Thanks so much for sharing this great card (and I love that quote, too!!).

Karen Wyngaard said...

GREAT card, Shona. I just love the touch of "sparkle". Thanks for sharing!

Hetty said...

This card really has the SPARKLE effect. What a fun technique and thanks for your instructions.

Julie said...

Shona, this is fantastic and definitely a new technique to me so thanks so much for sharing the tutorial. Well done and the card is super!

Cathy said...

Thanks for sharing the technique, such a wonderful idea!

Donna Lee said...

OH wow!! I am going to do this for my niece who turns 3 on Friday. She will LOVE it!

Pat Huntoon said...

Great card and thank you for sharing the technique!

Christine said...

Lovely card and instructions, Shona! I love the ethereal quality the sparkle gave the baloon!

Kay Williamson said...

Shona, The Up, Up & Away has to be a favorite of mine too, I'm having so much fun working with it. Your card is beautiful! I didn't know about this dryer sheet technique, thanks for sharing.

Ink Stained Roni said...

Super cute and that's one of my favorite techniques too! Lots of bang for the buck ;)

Beautiful card and your daughter has great taste too - LOL!!

Carolyn said...

Super lovely that really looks amazing! TFS!

crzymom said...

Awesome card Shona! Thank you for sharing the technique.

Angie Linton said...

That card is gorgeous and I love the sparkle! I must be living under the same rock because I've never seen that technique before so thanks for sharing it.

Debbie Weller said...

Great Cards - love the step by steps!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Donna Nuce said...

Congrats on your first bloghop! Fabulous card! Love the technique you used.

Farley said...

Glitzy gorgeous Shona!

Ann said...

Wow! Gorgeous card, and I bet it's more stunning in "real life."
What a great idea; thanks for sharing your creativity!

Shelly Schmidt said...

WOW- love the glimmer and the sentiment is awesome!

nancy y said...

so pretty, and great recycling!

Cher C-W said...

fun technique looks great! I'll have to try this! Pretty card. thanks for sharing.
Cher

Sheree Norman said...

Got ya on my blogger list now so that I can keep getting inspired!
Love the idea of recycling those dryer sheets!

Lucy said...

I saw this technique some time ago and immediately had to pin it. Suffice it to say I have yet to do it, but you may have given me the kick in the behind that I needed. Such an impact the technique gives.

Jennifer said...

Love the sparkle. I've been wanting to try this technique for years. Even bought a box of dryer sheets just for that. So you have inspired me to get going on it. Great samples.

MyAuntKat said...

Brilliant! I have to try this effect. thanks for explaining.

Jill P said...

that is a very pretty card

ESIDER said...

Good stuff Shona! What a super fun card! Who knew about using a dryer sheet? This is a technique I definitely want to try! ~ Lisa Niles

Chrissie said...

WOW, what sparkle indeed. I've been itching to try this technique and I absolutely love it with the balloon. It looks magical!

SHartl said...

What a beautiful card, I love the quote and your design!

julieB said...

Shona, I must live in the same Box when it comes to techniques. I haven't seen this dryer sheet trick. You explained the process really well. You used this idea beautifully, too. Thanx

Debra Charlesworth said...

I love a card with sparkles!

fuzzylover said...

sounds like a really fun technique, one question though, doesn't the spray adhesive stay tacky?

I guess I have to try it and find out.

Shona said...

The Christmas cards I made... still all glittery. The cards themselves aren't sticky.

Elizabeth said...

Shona, what a greta idea, I've never seen it done before and he result is stunning.
TFS
Elizabeth

Sue D said...

Very pretty with the sparkle and the rainbow letters.