Stampin' Up! Bombs Away Birthday and Visions of Santa
It's Sunday and time for the Paper Players Challenge. This week it's a clean and simple Masculine Birthday card. When I first saw the Visions of Santa photopolymer stamp set, I loved it. It reminds me of The Far Side cartoon series. But trust me! I NEVER envisioned it for a BIRTHDAY card! Yet, here it is. And it goes so well with the Bombs Away Birthday photopolymer. Who knew Santa auditioned for Saturday Night Fever?! Just in case you can't read the sentiment, it says ”The misic you grew up on is now considered Classic Rock“
These are going to be the shortest set of tips EVER! I stamped John Travolta in Tuxedo Black Mememto Ink and used the lightest colors of the Blendabilities Costal Cabana and Smokey Slate to color him in. No blending here as I wanted him to look like a cartoon. How could he help It with those tiny feet!?
The sentiment is also inked in Memento Ink. Why get out another ink pad. This ink is just as crisp as StazOn®. The sentiment is stamped right on the card base. It doesn't get any more CAS than this!
Come join me and learn to make several Holiday cards with stamp sets featured in the 2014 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog! Plus much much more! All in the surroundings of Idyllwild California's beautiful San Jacinto Mountains! Accommodations will be at the Peaceful Mountain Inn resort located in Pine Cove, 5 minutes from the village of Idyllwild.
When: Monday, October 13 and Tuesday, October 14, 2014
It's time for the Stamp Review Crew to make you “Truly Grateful” you purchased another Stampin' Up! set. Yes, it's the third Monday of September and yes, we are doing Truly Grateful! Every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month the Stamp Review Crew dazzles you with a great assortment of projects feacturing a single stamp set. I don't know about you, but I've sure been inspired by them. You have likely come from Kerry Willard Bray's blog on your way through this amazing hop. If you get lost, simply click on the banner for a list of participants and get back on track.
I loved this set when it was in the 20913 Holiday catalog, so I was thrilled to see that it was added to the 2014-15 Annual catalog. If you've followed me on FaceBook at all you're familiar with the oak tree issues we've had lately, so I'm intimately familiar with what a crss cut of a log looks like and what they look like stacked for fire wood!
I always use vellum with my Stamp-a-ma-jig. If the stamp set is mounted on wood, I cut the vellum piece the same size as the wood block and mark the corner of the vellum that goes in the corner of the Stamp-a-ma-jig. I also mark the wood block so every time I use the vellum with the block I know which corner to stick in the Stamp-a-ma-jig.
For this project I also used vellum to tone down the stacked log pattern I created. It was just too much unfettered!
I used Sponge Daubers (133773) to create a little heartwood color in the middle of each log.
The large Deco Labels Framelit (130102) was stamped using Gold Metallics Encore Pad (132141) on Early Espresso Card Stock (119686). I used So Saffron Card Stock (105118) and Early Espresso Classic Ink (126974) for the sentiment and log background
I used various Blendabilities to color the acorns and Linen Thread fastens them to the card. Simple!
Next stop on the Hop is Holly Krautkremer where she'll wow you with her beautiful design skills.