Thursday, February 13, 2020

OSAT Blog Hop - Sixteen Candles

Hello and welcome to the One Stamp At a time February 2020 Blog Hop!  This month we are all about birthdays!!!  If you've already been hopping, thanks so much for continuing!  If you are starting with me, please make sure you use the blog roll at the bottom of this post to navigate the hop!  You will find so much wonderful inspiration with this talented group of crafters!!

I finally had the chance to use the fabulous Under My Umbrella Bundle from Stampin' Up!'s January - June Mini Catalog!  I absolutely ADORE this set!  I can't believe I hadn't already used it!  

My inspiration for the colors came from the beautiful Pigment Sprinkles that I used on my  Watercolor Panel in the background.  A 3 x 4" piece of  watercolor paper was spritzed with water and then sprinkled with some of the beautiful Bermuda Bay Pigment Sprinkles.   After adding the sprinkles, I spritzed the watercolor paper two additonal times and moved it from side to side to spread that gorgeous color!  When I was happy with the background, I used a paper towel to dry up any of the color that was trying to escape the edges of the paper and then used my heat tool to dry it completely!  My top folding cardbase was made out of  half sheet of Bermuda Bay Cardstock.  I ran a piece of the gorgeous Lily Impressions DSP on the left side of my cardbase.  The front panel was added with Dimensionals onto the center of the card front. For the umbrella, I stamped it directly on a scrap of the Lily Impressions DSP in Memento Tuxedo Black and punched it out with the coordinating Umbrella Builder Punch. I used a scrap of Smoky Slate Cardstock for the umbrella handle.  The boots and several of the different little flower images were stamped onto scraps of Whisper White Cardstock with Memento and colored using Stampin' Blends duos in Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, and Blackberry Bliss. The flowers and boots were super easy to fussy cut and I used my Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker to go around the edges so no white was showing.  I added the umbrella with Dimensionals at the bottom of the panel.  I used multipurpose adhesive to adhere the top and bottom of the umbrella handle so I could slide a small piece of Whisper White twine under the handle to tie a bow.  I added the boots and all of the flowers with mini dimensionals.  A scrap of Daffodil Delight Cardstock was used to cut out the round sentiment label using the Painted Labels Dies (part of the Painted Poppies Bundle!).  I heat embossed the It's Your Day sentiment in White in the middle of the painted labels die cut and adhered it partially with a mini dimensional (left side) and partially with Multipurpose Adhesive.  I finished the front off with three sequins from the Woven Threads Sequin Pack.  

Here's the inside of my card...

For the inside, I used the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Peaceful Moments stamp set.  In the lower left I added a partially open umbrella die cut with the same Lily Impressions DSP and then added a few more of the flowers on the edge of the umbrella.  .  

I made a little Mini Curvy Keepsake treat box to go with my card...

I cut the mini curvy keepsake box out of more of the Lily Impressions DSP.  I cut out a small tag (also in the die set) and stamped one of the smaller flower bouquets onto the tag and colored them in with my Stampin' Blends and added three of the Woven Thread Sequins.  I used Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding and some Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine to close the mini curvy keepsake box and add the tag.    So simple but so cute and perfect any little treat!

Thanks so very much for stopping by!  Don't forget you are at Tina's Riddle's Blog so just click to visit the fabulous Jo Anne Hewins' blog.  Her name is directly under my name on the following blog roll!  Have an amazing day!

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  1. Great use of the FREE Designer Series Paper!! Lx

  2. Way to use that paper! I need to get more familiar with the sprinkles. You've made a beautiful background with them!