Thursday, July 19, 2018

Broadway Birthday - Stampin’ Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Broadway Bound Suite for Paper Craft and Card Making

Well, hello peaches! Welcome to the Broadway Birthday Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! Each month our very talented and creative team of designers will be bringing you inspiration, so get comfortable and have a ton of fun hopping along with us. You may have just arrived from the wonderfully talented Kim McGillis' Blog. I just adore her style!

Today, I will be showcasing the Broadway Birthday Stamp Set and Broadway Lights Framelits Dies from the Broadway Bound Suite of products. You'll just love how these fun products coordinate and add pop to any celebration.

Broadway Birthday Photopolymer Bundle

For today's projects, I created a matching card set. For my first card, I began with a sheet of Watercolor Paper and used my Aqua Painter to create a watercolor wash. I began by laying down a light wash of just water first over the general area that I wanted to add color. Then I took my Soft Sea Foam Ink and added some color over the bottom portion of my watercolor background. Then, before the water and color dried, I added some Balmy Blue Ink to the top part of my watercolor background, making sure that the colors mix in the middle. Allow it to dry before adding any other layers. 

The next step is to create and add your layers. I cut the "wish" die cut from Whisper White Cardstock. I layered that on top of a piece of Vellum punched with the Starburst Punch. Under those, I placed a bit of Silver Metallic Thread. To finish it off, I added a few stars, using the die from the Candles & Confetti Framelits Dies, along with two of the sweet little Candle Embellishments

 For the next card I began with a Whisper White Cardstock background and used the birthday candle stamp from the set to stamp in both Soft Sea foam Ink and Balmy Blue Ink alternately towards the upper center of my card. You'll notice that the candle appears longer than the actual stamp is. That's because it is! 

To get a longer candle: 

  1. I just stamped the upper part of my candle 
  2. Then re-stamp it over the candle I just stamped, only a little lower and overlapping the bottom of the original candle a little. 
  3. Repeat this for all five candles.  

To finish off this card, I added some more meta
llic thread, some Silver Mini Sequin Trim, and a few silver stars from the Twinkle Adhesive Backed Sequins. I just love the shine they add!

For my final card, I went all out, lol. I used the same die from the Candles & Confetti Framelits Dies for my confetti background by die cutting some Whisper White Cardstock (4" x 5 1/4") twice, at both ends of my panel. I used a few more of the dies from the Broadway Lights Dies Set to create a few layers in Balmy Blue and Pool Party Cardstock For interest. I stamped a few candles and a party hat to layer behind my "Broadway style" sentiment. The sentiment was created by stamping the "wish" sentiment in Soft Sea Foam Ink and then using the matching dotted stamp to layer on top in Silver Embossing Powder. One key step for successfully getting a clean embossed image, over an already stamped image to to ensure that the first stamped layer is completely dry, before stamping the Versamark Ink and adding your embossing powder. This will help you avoid any stray powder particles.  

Here's a close-up of my cards:

This suite of products was so fun and inspiring! I hope you have enjoyed all of today's cards and designs (full list of supplies below). Keep hopping along and check out my other fellow teammates’ pages. They have some pretty amazing projects to share. I’ve listed them, along with all products used below or you can just click the link below to hop to the lovely Linda Van Wely-Zwolle

Don't forget: Stampin' Up! features a corporate blog post each Thursday of the month where we Artisans share creative tips, tricks, and strategies. You can find these posts in the "notes" section of the Stampin' Up! Facebook Page.Thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll see you next post!

2018 Artisan Design Team

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  1. Lauren, I love everything about these cards...the colors, watercolor, vellum, and the accents...everything! Hugs!

  2. Three stunners. You really know how to work blues and greens. So good. Lovely work.

  3. I love your cards!!!! The colors and the watercolor background 😍

  4. What beautiful cards. I just love the nice and soft blue tones. Stunning!

  5. Stunning in your favourite colors, lol, these are gorgeous Lauren!

  6. Love how different these look in the different colour way - gorgeousness!!

  7. Lauren you have soft watercolouribg layers down to a T. I love everything about these beautiful cards ♥️

  8. Great layers and style with beautiful colors. Each card is a work of art full of attention to detail and lots of love. Smiles, Elizabeth

  9. These are to die for!! You are totally amazing with all that layering and soft monochomatic tones.

  10. Thanks for picking out the time to discuss this, I feel great about it and love studying more on this topic. It is extremely helpful for me. Thanks for such a valuable help again. Happy Birthday Wishes

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