Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Stampin' Up! Up, Up, & Away (new stamp set) and I create a Birthday card

Hi guys! I have been eagerly stalking my postman, I knew he was going to arrive today with a new stamp set for me to play with, and sure enough he showed up with a Stampin' Up! box under his arm! I got the new stamp set Up, Up, & Away, from the 2011-2012 Ideas Book and Catalogue, so of course I had to go ink it up straight away :-D
Ok, so the main image panel has been sitting on my desk for a few days since I was playing with my brayer, and I'm so happy that this worked as well as I wanted it too... I have found the trick is to use Glossy Cardstock, as opposed to flat Whisper White... So, I brayered the background using Bashful Blue, Baja Breeze and a touch of Marina Mist. The masked section I sponged with a little bit of Bashful Blue to create snow peaks... Then with the new stamps in hand, I stamped the hot air balloons and pennant in Staz On. The sentiment is one of my favourites from the retired Basic Phrases. The card base is Baja Breeze with a piece of Whisper White that has some non Stampin' Up! Glitter stuck on it with Sticky Strip. I have then pop dotted the whole main image using some Dimensionals.
I am entering this into the There She Goes  Birthday Pizzazz Challenge and the Less is More anything goes challenge and Wee Memories no patterned paper challenge :)

Thanks for dropping by!
Happy Stamping!


Mandi said...

Just terrific Jess
Thank you for helping us with our target of 1000 entries

Chrissie said...

This looks fabulous, what terrific brayering!
Thanks so much for helping in our attempt at 1000 entries to our challenge this week.
"Less is More"

Anonymous said...

HOW did I miss this set? Its awesome!

OK I am totally writing a list, just have to get the vet bill over with, 1 more month and I should be able to do an order! YEAH!!!

Cathy Fong said...

Fabulous CAS card :D love the stamps and colour combo. great design.Thanks so much for playing along with the Wee Memories :)

Fiona Harrison said...

That is the nicest use of that stamp set that I've seen yet, elegant rather than bright. Great card.