Thursday, August 1, 2019

We Create Brights Collection Blog Hop

Welcome to the August 2019 Brights Collection Blog Hop!!! We generally hop on the first of every month, and this month we are creating projects using colors from Stampin' Up!'s Brights Collection! My card features a stamp set called Around the Corner, as well as using the Cat Punch. {scroll to the bottom of this post for ALL product purchase links}

Where did I get my idea, you ask? Lol, these were all the supplies I could find/reach in the pile that is the current state of my stamping area! And today got away from me, so I wanted to keep my card simple so I could get to bed at a decent hour. However, if you know a little girl (or hey, even a big girl) who loves cats, and is having a birthday, this card would be PURR-fect!

The base of my card is Bermuda Bay Cardstock, the middle layer is Flirty Flamingo Cardstock, and the top layer is Coastal Cabana Cardstock. I stamped on the top layer using a Bermuda Bay Ink Pad. I also added some of the Basic Adhesive Sequins to give the card a little more sparkle.

In the area underneath the Cat Punch cutout, I brushed some Clear Wink of Stella to add some glimmer. I also brushed over the candles and the little swirl parts of the corner images. It's hard to catch the glimmer quality in pictures, but it's actually very subtle. It gives a simple card like this one, a little bit of bling without going overboard. And by adhering the top layer with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, the cutout gains even more depth.

The Around the Corner stamp set has an extra stamp that goes over the "it's your day" lettering, so you can sort of highlight the words. I inked that stamp with the same Bermuda Bay Ink Pad I used for the corner stamp, but I stamped off the image once before stamping it over the words. That way it was just a little bit lighter. It kinda almost gave it sort of a glow.

Stampin' Supplies: Around the Corner stamp set, Bermuda Bay Cardstock and Ink Pad, Flirty Flamingo Cardstock, Coastal Cabana Cardstock, Clear Wink of Stella, Basic Adhesive Sequins (I used the Soft Sea Foam ones), SNAIL Adhesive, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, Simply Shammy (to clean stamps), Grid Paper. Don't forget Whisper White Medium Envelopes to mail your cards!

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  1. Great idea and so sparkly. I have the around the corner stamp set and didn't realize there was an I am going to have to go check it out

  2. I was just trying to come up with a cat birthday card when I saw your post. What timing! Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Clever idea with the Wink of Stella, and I love the color combo!

  4. What a bright and cheerful card design. I love the cat silhouette and the touch of sparkle. :)


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