Welcome to the brand new Stamp to Share International Design Team Blog Hop! You have probably just arrived here from my very good pal (and founder of this hop!) Sandi MacIver. Make sure you continue on the hop by selecting the Next button at the bottom of this post. You don't want to miss a thing!
Stamp to Share is a monthly blog hop featuring nine designers from around the world. Each second Wednesday of every month we will each feature two projects showcasing one Bundle of Stampin' Up! product to inspire you. To kick start things off we are using the Lift Me Up Bundle!
The first card I am featuring is a monochrome card. All blacks, white and greys, with lots of repeat stamping on the background card. This is a bit of an addiction for me at the moment! I enjoy creating my own DSP look.
On a separate piece of Whisper White card, I sponged Archival Black, Basic Grey and Smoky Slate inks creating an ombre look by blending the inks together. I then lay the largest balloon die over the sponged colour and die cut it.
The sentiment banner was stamped in Archival Black in on a strip of Vellum and then wrapped around the sides of my cloud base. While I like the monotone look of this card, you could really add some WOW by sponging a coloured balloon background instead!
My next project is a birthday card for my SIL (I feel confident she won't see this post!). It is also a play on words as her birthday is on the 9th of March! Once again, I used my favourite technique - sponging! After sponging, I used a stitched square framelit to die cut some "windows" before popping a small balloon over the scene.
I have carried the design to the inside of her card too and stamped the birthday sentiment in there as well. I love the effect of writing over the artwork.
Next up on the hop is my lovely friend Caroline van der Straaten in the Netherlands.
Monica Gale - UK
Amy Koenders - USA
Kylie Bertucci - Australia
Sandi MacIver - Canada
Paula Dobson - New Zealand (You are here)
Caroline van der Straaten - Netherlands
Barbara Becker - Austria
Nadine Koeller - Germany
Moira McIlroy - France
All product used in this project are listed below. Shop Stampin' Up! Products with me!
If you live New Zealand, I would love to be your Demonstrator. When you shop Online with me, please the current host code (in my side bar) and allow Demonstrator contact, so I can thank you properly with the gift of a card when you place an order.