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Today I’m sharing a card with you that I’ve made using Stampin’ Up!’s Happy Celebrations Stamp Set, & Stitched Shape Framelits Dies. You can find this new & exciting stamp set in the current Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalogue for 2017.
***Updated 03.03.2017*** Exciting news!! This card was in the top picks for the Fab Friday #106 colour challenge. While it wasn’t number 1 & the Fab Fave pick, it did make it into the Fab Four, Yay!!
The Happy Celebrations stamp set is easy to use & it makes me feel happy & playful when I’m creating cards with it. I’ve used this stamp set a few times now & I can honestly say that it’s perfect for both guys & gal’s. You can do a little…. or a lot with it, & the end results are still striking. So when I saw the colour combination on the Fab Friday challenge page, I knew it was the perfect set to use.
Now I have to be honest & say that I personally, probably wouldn’t have thought of putting these colours together; But gee I’m glad the Design Team over at Fab Friday did. It’s bright, cheerful & fun! I think it’s one that I might have to use again in the future.
As you can see my card appears to dark & light versions of each of the 4 colours on it. I’ve used a technique called “Stamping Off” to give me variations of each particular colour. It also makes stamping a card like this a little quicker as I’m not re-inking my stamp after each use.
Technique How to: Stamping Off
1] Ink a stamp.
2] Stamp the image.
3] Restamp the image one or more times without re-inking it. This technique is a great way to get several shades of colour from a single ink pad.
QUICK TIP: Use Stampin’ Off to simulate movement on your card.
To keep the fun “confetti” look going I decided to use the circle framelits dies from the Stitched Shapes set. I think the stitching creates a “finished” look without the need for lots of layers.
I heat embossed one of the sentiments from the stamp set onto the Bermuda Bay circle using Versamark, Whisper White Stampin’ Emboss Powder & my heat tool.
I then stamped a bigger & bolder sentiment, along with another smaller sentiment, inside the card itself using Peekaboo Peach ink. To give it a bit more oopmh! I’ve also heat embossed both the inside sentiments this time using clear embossing powder.
So what do you think? Have I meet the challenge criteria? Do you like these colours together? Have I inspired you to try something different? I hope your answer is YES, but I’d love to hear from you either way, so don’t be shy. Leave me a comment below, or even just say Hi :-).
Much Love, K xo
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