Saturday, 29 August 2020

Social Stamping - Celebrate

Welcome back to the Social Stamping Blog Hop hosted by Kelly Kent. This month our theme is "Celebrate". We have plenty of reason to celebrate here as we farewell Winter and welcome Spring! Daffodils, blossom, new lambs and sunshine - long may it last.

I attended a Shoe Box swap today where our theme was to make a Masculine card. Because time management hasn't been my friend of late, I combined the two and this is what I came up with.

The other thing I did was choose items from my box of retired product. I've used Lucky Limeade for the base card with a panel of Wood Textures DSP. Before adhering the panel to the base, I white heat embossed a hot air balloon from Lift Me Up directly onto the wood texture panel. I've added adhesive sheet to the back of Whisper White cardstock and used my new Stampin' Cut and Emboss machine with the large hot air balloon from the Up & Away Thinlits dies. With one pass through the rollers all the intricate little shapes were nicely cut out and as the adhesive cover was removed it was easy to place the coloured panels on the reverse. I've used Tangerine Tango, Dapper Denim and Baked Brown Sugar.

This was stuck over the heat embossed balloon with Stampin' Dimensionals. Next a double layered greeting using the Celebrate You Thinllits dies with Whisper White on the top to keep with the colour theme and either Dapper Denim or Tangerine Tango for the shadow.

Thanks for stopping by. Next on the hop we have Narelle:

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  1. Great cards. I love how you have heat embossed one hot air balloon directly onto the DSP and then the other one is die cut out. Love the shadow on the sentiment too.

  2. Great cards Sandra! The colours are perfect for a masculine theme - and the boys def need to celebrate too! Kelly x

  3. Perfect Masculine cards Sandra. The Woodgrain DSP is a great background for your hot air balloons. Chantell x x

  4. Great design for a masculine card and always fun to dig back through retired favourites.

  5. Brilliant way to use some retired goodies. Love the white embossing on the DSP. Love the greeting detail. Awesome.

  6. Such fabulous male cards Sandra! I love how you’ve created the balloons and their areas of block colour- are so realistic. Perfect way to celebrate! xx