Thursday, February 16, 2017

Lift Me Up Birthday Card and Gift Box: Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Hello Welcome to the Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog hop. There are 20 of us from around the world  so be sure to follow along to see everyone's projects. You should have just come from Holly Stene's blog.

This month we are focusing on the Lift Me Up stamp set. I have created a birthday card and gift box using this set. I really love the look of these hot air balloons!


For my card, I used several colors from the Carried Away DSP in the Sale-a-bration catalog for the watercolor background. So I will tell you that this was the third card I had made. The first one was pretty much the same but I used a rainbow of colors for the background. I had also messed up on the embossing so I contemplated redoing it. Once I took a picture of the card next to the box, I wasn't loving the rainbow colors for the background. I wanted it tie to in better to the box. Not that they have to go together BUT I like them to match! So off to redo my card and I have to say I like this version MUCH better. I love how the background almost looks like a nice sunset. I used Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Night of Navy and Mint Macaroon for the background. I watercolored this on Shimmer White paper. I like to use the shimmer paper a lot for watercoloring. And all I did was put some ink into the top of my ink pad and brush it onto the cardstock with my aqua painter.


You can see in the picture below that I embossed the balloons by stamping the image with Versamark first, then Archival black. Also, be sure that your water colored background is completely dry before trying to emboss the balloons because you don't want embossing powder covering the entire card stock. (Don't ask me how I know! Remember I said this was my third card, haha!)


Once everything was watercolored and embossed, I added some gold sequins and Gold Glitz dazzling details. I did this on the cards for my SAB Artisan post and I like how it gives the card a little extra something without being too much. In the corner of the card, I added Gold sequin trim, the gold metallic ribbon from SAB, basic black baker's twine bow and a flower from the Sending Love embellishments. For the sentiment, I just stamped part of the one that said Happy Birthday. I added the Happy Birthday on the inside.


My next project is this cute little Baker's Box. This was cut with Crumb Cake card stock and embossed with the balloons from the set. I added more gold sequin trim and a baker's twine bow. The bow was glued to the gold clip and I added a strip of DSP from the Carried Away DSP. The sentiment is from Sealed with Love and I stamped that onto a cloud that was die cut from the Up and Away thinlits. 


This was really very quick and easy to put together. Even though it looks like there is a lot going on, I'm telling you it was fairly quick to put together. The baker's box thinlits (one of my favorites!) make it so easy! And who wouldn't love receiving a small birthday gift in this cute box!!

Close up of the embossing on the box.

That is it for me today. I hope you enjoyed my projects with this stamp set!!

Next up is Jessica Winter. Click below to check out the fun things she made this month!



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16 comments:

  1. I am seriously in love with the gorgeous card!! What a fabulous little gift set Jennifer xox

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  2. Your watercolouring is so beautiful. Well done. And that little gift box is super cute too!

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  3. Stunning use of black images!! I am going to have to try this :)

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  4. Jennifer I know exacting what you mean by making sure your watercoloring is completely DRY! I've done this too! Very nice projects!

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  5. Gorgeous creations, Jenn! Loving the black balloons on the water colour wash and all the ribbon and trims look fabulous!

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  6. So cute! That watercolor wash with the black and then the pops of gold is perfection, utter perfection!

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  7. The background watercolor is fabulous! And mixed with the embossing ... I do not like Crumb Cake but I will change my mind, congratulations!

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  8. Just fabulous Jen, you are a superstar!

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  9. Your projects are beautiful and your water colouring is amazing!

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