Thursday, 15 June 2017

Happy Birthday Gorgeous | Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop


"forever young"
I love that sentiment.
At 35, I feel forever young...
...and then I go to a U2 concert and my leg cramps up when I march to the washroom.

Regardless, this sentiment caught my eye in the Happy Birthday Gorgeous polymer bundle to pair with the Happy Birthday Thinlets die.


I started out with making a simple card with a watercoloured wash using Berry Burst ink.
I simply fell in love.

My style is for certain clean and simple.
However, I wanted to do something more on a second card as I continued to play with this bundle. I wanted to use the floral images on the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.  This time I cut out a circle with the Layering Circle Framelits out of computer paper in order to do a masking technique.

Why computer paper?  Computer paper is much thinner than cardstock and can ensure that the stamped images around the perimeter of the circle are crisp.  


And just like that you can get a perfect circle of hap hazard stamped images.  The colour combination I used was simply through the subtles ink collection in addition to berry burst ink.


I added Pearl Basic Jewels to embellish the flowers and this card is complete. A layer of burlap ribbon under the "forever young" sentiment was a perfect touch to finish off the card.


If you don't have this bundle on your wish list, you'll be sure to have it there when you finish this Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team hop.  This group of 20 girls will sure to blow your socks off. 


As always, I am so happy you dropped by!
Be sure to check out Dani's project next. She will be sure to wow you!

Cathy

6 comments:

  1. Wow Cathy!! Gorgeous backgrounds! Love them both :)

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  2. Everything I love! Watercolor and glitter!
    So beautiful!
    ❤️

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  3. I never noticed that sentiment before! I love both cards Cathy, but especially the watercolour one. So simple and stunning!

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  4. Oh I love the masking! Great idea!

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  5. Wow!! In LOVE with these Cathy. I can feel a CASE coming!!! #amazeballs

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  6. Love the watercolor wash, of course. But that floral masked circle is brilliant!

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