Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Watercolor Hot Air Balloons

So we all pin more than we create but sometimes you come across a pin on Pinterest that makes you stop what you are doing and try it.  That is what happened when I came across this card by Emma Goddard.  Check out her blog entry HERE.

I had a lot of scraps left around after my online party so I loved that I could use the leftovers to make something new.  So this card is like next day soup.  :)

My version is done just on a 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece of Whisper White.  I used the stencil left over after I cut out my balloon parts using the Up and Away Thinlits.  Using my Watercolor Pencils, I traced each layer and then lightly colored in the center.  Then I used a blender pen to shade them in.  The saying is stamped on a 1" strip of Whisper White and layered on the card using dimensionals after creating a banner end using the Triple Banner Punch.  Such a fun card and can't wait to try it on Watercolor Paper too!



Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Whisper White
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Stamp Set: Lift Me Up
  • Accessories: Big Shot, Cutting Mats and Platform, Up and Away Thinlit Dies, Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pens, Triple Banner Punch, Dimensionals

IT'S TIME TO SALE-A-BRATE!


It's time to Sale-a-Brate.  From 1/4 through 3/31, you will be able to select an exclusive Sale-a-Bration (SAB) offering for each $50 in merchandise you purchase in a transaction.  Check out the great offerings by clicking the catalog link to the right and stop by my Online Store to earn them today!

If you are interested in hosting, you can earn an additional $25 in free merchandise with a party of $250 or more.  Contact me today if you are interested in hosting!

WHAT IS PAPER PUMPKIN?


They tell you to sell what you love and I love Paper Pumpkin.  It lets me show people that I am thinking of them while taking much needed time for myself to do something I love.  I'd love to see if it's the crafting solution for you as well! 

Paper Pumpkin is creativity in a box.  It costs $19.95 plus tax and ships to your mailbox once a month.  It contains everything you need for your own creative escape.  Besides the instructions and pieces for the cards or project, it also contains ink and photopolymer stamps and usually the adhesive you need as well.  My subscribers will also get a project sheet with tips and additional ideas and instructions that they can make with the supplies in the kits and sometimes some supplemental supplies.  They also are invited to participate in a free Paper Pumpkin Playdates to make their kits using any of my additional supplies like framelits and punches!  It's a wonderful program and I'd love for you to try it out!  Sign up by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit!


During Sale-a-Bration, you can also purchase a 3 month pre-paid subscription for only $55 and pick out a Sale-a-Bration offering of your choice!

JOIN MY TEAM

If you are interested in joining out team and participating in monthly meetings with free make-n-take projects and outstanding company, contact me today or go here to sign up!  You can get $125 in free merchandise that you choose yourself for only $99 plus tax.  During Sale-a-Bration, you can pick out any two stamp sets of your choice and add them to your kit for free!  With the 2017 Occasion catalog out now, it's not hard at all to find stamps and accessories that you will want to play with. 

Contact me today for more information or sign up here: http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stacymccain/jointhefun

Have a craftastic day,
Stacy 

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