RemARKables Blog Tour–February

Welcome to February’s edition of the RemARKables Blog Tour!! You probably hopped here from Anne Matasci‘s blog!

Because Stampin’ Up! just slap outdid themselves in the holiday catalog and now the Occasions catalog with all the bundles, we’ve been focusing our tour on those! πŸ™‚

I’m not sure if it’s just because it is so cold or because it was my newest bundle, but I opted to showcase the Sunburst Sayings and the Sunburst Thinlit die! I have yet to make a traditional sunburst card with it (using strips of patterned DSP), but I had a good play with it yesterday and today! πŸ™‚ Β I’m sure you’re probably seeing a lot of Valentine’s cards this hop, but I’m just not in a very “Valentine-y” place right now, so…. sunshine and rainbows, it is! πŸ™‚

First up is a near-CASE from the Occasions catalog pg. 25.

The first thing I did was to pick out a piece from the Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack to use to for my sunburst. Then I picked out a piece of the Melon Mambo Perfectly Artistic DSP (GET IT BEFORE IT’S GONE!! LAST DAY FOR THIS IS 2/15). I cut out a balloon with the Balloon Framelits (at the same time, I cut out the bow with Silver Glimmer paper), then stamped “It’s Your Day” on the balloon. Then, I used Versamark and white embossing powder for the “Shine.” Very simple assembly onto the Bermuda Bay card base! πŸ™‚

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I wanted to do something a little different for my second card, but didn’t know what. So, I poked around Pinterest today to see what I could see. Nothing Stampin’ Up! popped out at me, but I saw a card that inspired me. So, not only is it a tall fold card, and with a window sheet front, BUT– I used the NEGATIVES for my sunburst! I cut out 6 sunbursts in the following colors: Watermelon Wonder, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, and Wisteria Wonder. I grabbed a large scrap of a window sheet and laid it down on top of the sunburst cut out, and used that to guide laying out my pieces! It was actually very easy! My card is 3-3/4″ x 5.5″ (bc that just happened to be the size of my window sheet LOL). I stamped my sentiment on some shimmery white cardstock and punched it out with a 1-3/4″ circle punch and popped it up with some dimensionals. After I already took a pic of it, I decided to give it a wink– a Wink of Stella, that is! I brushed every other ray with clear. If you’ve never played with Wink of Stella– you must!! I makes me feel like a fairy!!! Spreading sparkle on anything and everything! πŸ™‚

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I hope you’ve enjoyed what I have here for you today! πŸ™‚ My lightbox came today, but I was too tired to put it together when I got home, so you’ll see pics next time! πŸ™‚ Also, stay tuned for a craft corner tour! πŸ™‚ It got reorganized and it is SOO much more efficient for me now! πŸ™‚

Hop on over to Ann to see what she has for you tonight! πŸ™‚

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Nancy Amato
Melissa Bolinger
Tamra Davis
Arden Dougan
Tracie Langley
Anne Matasci
Heather Mathieson –Β YOU ARE HERE
Ann Monhollen
Audra Monk
Maria Pane
Michele Reynolds
Pam Staples

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7 thoughts on “RemARKables Blog Tour–February

  1. […] I don’t know about you, but I find inspiration everywhere, sometimes odd places (one time, I drew inspiration from seeing 2 bags sitting next to each other and I saw “Bermuda Bay” and “Melon Mambo” and i needed to make a card with those LOL I finally got around to it, and you can see it here.) […]

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