Thursday, 19 April 2018

sometimes there's clouds and other times there's lightning. | Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop

I love lightning storms.
In fact, where I live we don't get very much. Certainly not in any capacity like you might see in the movies. So when I travel to Florida, USA I long for the BIG storms. I could watch them for hours. I try to capture the thunder and lightning on film.
Rarely do I get it.
Am I the only one that finds them AMAZING?
And dare I say even calming?

Today's Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop is featuring the Sunshine and Rainbows Polymer Stamp Set and co-ordinating Rainbow Builder Framelits Dies.

While, I totally love the rainbow builder I really wanted to focus on what I love best. The lightning bolt along with a side of clouds.

Focusing on the lightning was super fun.
But it took me a little while to be happy with the projects.
I kept thinking about the word "awesome" while playing with this set. 
In the sense that I wanted someone to receive this card as a result of a celebration of amazing-ness rather than weathering a storm.

It's hard not to think about Harry Potter when you see this lightning bolt. And well, he's pretty amazing so pairing it with the Celebrate You Thinlet Dies was a no brainer. But can you pinpoint the sans serif text font? That comes from the World's Best Trophy Stamp Set - while this set may seem limited, it's a set that holds one of my favourite "happy birthday" sentiments and "you're the best".

Pairing trims is one of my favourite things to do. Of course, the more sparkle the better as I mixed and matched the metallics. Of course, clear Wink of Stella was lathered all over the elements in these cards.

Because... well... why wouldn't you want a little extra sparkle?

I am so thankful that you have dropped by to check out my project today.
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  1. So chic and noble Cathy!
    Great color combo and amazing cards!

  2. These are amazing Cathy! So fun to see that we all created something completely different! But love the thunder idea as well!

  3. Thunder, crack, boom! Fantastic cards.

  4. Yes, bring on the lightning storms and slathered are speaking to me right? ;0) Super awesome cards

  5. It’s so fun to see some storm clouds and lighting in the mix! Your cards are gorgeous and “amazing”! 😉

  6. Black, yellow and gold combo - wow! Love the bold colours and so great to see an alternative with this set, fabulous xo

  7. I totally love this Cathy. I didn’t even think of not doing bright colours, you have rocked this! You crafting superstar! xx

  8. Just stunning cards, I love the layout, the colours and your take on the bundle! Perfection

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