Skating By

Tomorrow is my sweet boy’s birthday, 23rd birthday to be exact!  How did that happen exactly???  I must have had him when I was 10 or something!  Right???!?

Tomorrow is all about him and he has loved skateboarding since he was little.  In his honor, I used the Skating By Stamp Set to commemorate his special day.

The main image is heat embossed in black on watercolor paper and then watercolored with color squished into the ink pad lid and an aqua painter.  After it was colored, the image was cut out.  Isn’t coloring fun?  It’s not just for kids anymore 🙂

The cut out image is popped up with dimensionals on the card front and the birthday sentiment from the set is added as a banner.  The red striped washi tape is from the Hello December 2015 Accessory Kit.  Love, love, love!

I hope you are inspired to make something pretty today!

Skating By Stampin' Up

Skating By Stampin’ Up

Skating By Stampin' Up

Skating By Stampin’ Up

 

Party Wishes…

I have a cute and easy project for you today using an upcoming set from the Occasions Catalog:  Party Wishes.  I think I have trouble with super simple lol!  I just didn’t love this card as I was making it, it felt naked or something.  The struggle is real!  I’ve fallen for it now that it’s complete and I’m sharing it with you 🙂

I used the Party Wishes stamp set and the It’s My Party Designer Series Paper Stack.  The solid cake was stamped in Mint Macaron and then cut out.  The sentiment was stamped on a piece of vellum and cut to the same size as my DSP.  I then lined the cake up under the vellum and adhered it to the DSP using dimensionals.   The vellum was stapled on top, slightly offset.  A piece of Melon Mambo was added along with small banners at the top.  A few other touches and voila…a cute birthday card for someone!  Embellishing with staples is a great way to not only secure your card elements but add dimension to it as well.  They have become one of my favorite accessories and you will see them often in my creations.  They are a “must have” item in my book!

Party Wishes Stampin' Up

Party Wishes Stampin’ Up

Party Wishes Stampin' Up

Party Wishes Stampin’ Up

I am still in Pensacola at Kimberly’s which means I am getting to use her super cute photo backdrop.  Love, love, love!  We are working on something big right now…stay tuned for more info!  I promise you won’t be disappointed 🙂

Thanks for stopping by and I hope I’ve inspired you to create something pretty today.

P. S. Again, the stamp set and DSP are not part of the product showcase below since they are not yet available for order.  They will be available on January 5, 2016 or for pre-order for demonstrators only on December 3, 2015.