Today's post provides the how-to's for creating one of the cards designed for the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Bubble Over stamp set. To see a line up of all the Stampin' Up! artists who participated in the hop, click here. To begin the hop, click here.
Do you have a group of folks that you find challenging to create for? I do. It's teens and young adults. I think the Bubble Over stamp set and coordinating Bottles & Bubbles Framelits are a great choice for making cards for these age groups. I haven't met a teen who didn't drink a soda or a young adult who didn't find an opportunity to grab a cold bottle depending upon the occasion. Of course, all of the adults in my large Irish family seem to find ample opportunity to grab a brew (or will create the opportunity, if necessary). All that being said, you can see that this bundle is perfect for me.
This card begins with a Lemon Lime Twist card base from the Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes; an item that will only be available until the end of Sale-A-Bration on March 31st. A strip of Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper (another Sale-A-Bration item that will be gone for good on March 31st) was matted with a slightly larger piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock with the right and left ends of the cardstock and Designer Series Paper flush. A piece of Bermuda Bay Mini Chevron ribbon was wrapped around the left end of the strips and tied in a knot on the front. The strips were adhered across the card front with the bottom edge of the Bermuda Bay mat 1-1/8" above the bottom edge of the card front.
The large bottle image, from the Bubble Over stamp set, was stamped on four pieces of Whisper White cardstock using Calypso Coral ink for two pieces of cardstock, Daffodil Delight ink for one piece of cardstock, and Bermuda Bay ink for the final piece of cardstock. The bottles were die cut with the Big Shot using the large bottle framelit from the Bottles & Bubbles Framelits.
The bottle image was inked with Calypso Coral ink and the label area of the bottle stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, this process was repeated with Daffodil Delight ink two times, and Bermuda Bay ink. The "Have A Birthday Brew" greeting was stamped over the Calypso Coral label area using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The circle with star image was stamped at the center of one of the Daffodil Delight label areas. The label areas were cut out with Paper Snips and the labels adhered over the die cut bottles: Calypso Coral label to the Daffodil Delight bottle, blank Daffodil Delight label to the Bermuda Bay bottle, Bermuda Bay label to the Calypso Coral bottle, and circle with star stamped Daffodil Delight label to the second Calypso Coral bottle.
Three small pieces of Silver Foil Sheets were die cut with the Big Shot using the large bottle cap framelit. The bottle caps were adhered at the top of the Calypso Coral/Bermuda Bay label, Bermuda Bay/Daffodil Delight label, and Daffodil Delight/stamped Calypso Coral label bottles using teeny tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid adhesive. The fourth bottle is set aside for the inside of the card.
The Calypso Coral/Bermuda Bay label bottle was adhered to the card front with the bottom of the bottle 1-3/8" above the bottom of the card front, the Bermuda Bay/Daffodil Delight label bottle was adhered to the card front with the bottom of the bottle 1" above the bottom of the card front, and the Daffodil Delight/stamped Calypso Coral label bottle was adhered to the card front with the bottom of the bottle 1-3/4" above the bottom of the card front.
A piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock was die cut with the right pointing straw framelit and adhered behind the remaining bottle. The bottle was adhered near the left side of the inside sentiment area of the card with the bottom of the bottle 1/4" from the bottom of the card. The bubbles image was stamped to the upper right of the tip of the straw using Lemon Lime Twist ink. The "May your day bubble over with happiness." sentiment was stamped to the right of the top of the bottle using Lemon Lime Twist ink.
The bubbles image was randomly stamped across the envelope flap of the coordinating Lemon Lime Twist envelope, from the Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes, using Lemon Lime Twist ink.
The color coordination for this card was so simple as I used the colors in the strip of Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper on the card front -- making this card quick and easy to complete.
There are only a few days left of Sale-A-Bration and so many great items to choose from. If you still have Sale-A-Bration items on your Wish List, now is the time to place your order to earn them.
Also, the Retiring List for the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog will be released very soon. This means that there are In Colors that will be retiring and historically these items are the first to disappear. If you have purchased the 2016-2018 In Color ink pads of Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, and/or Sweet Sugarplum NOW is the time to purchase your re-inker to ensure that you can continue to use these colors. In addition, accessories that contain any of these colors will also retire: cardstock, Designer Series Paper, ribbons, etc.
Card Measurements --
Whisper White: 4 @ 1-1/2" x 3-1/2", 1-1/2" x 5-1/2"; Bermuda Bay: 1-3/8" x 4-1/4"; Silver Foil Sheets: 3 @ 1/2" x 1; Daffodil Delight: 1" x 3-1/2"; Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper: 1-1/4" x 4-1/4"; Bermuda Bay Mini Chevron Ribbon: 8"
Supplies I used to make this card --
Stamps: Bubble Over; Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist; Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Silver Foil Sheets; Designer Series Paper: Bubbles & Fizz (Sale-A-Bration); Embellishments: Bermuda Bay Mini Chevron; Adhesives: SNAIL, Multipurpose Liquid; Tools: Stampin' Trimmer, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Magnetic Plate, Bottles & Bubbles Framelits; Other: Tutti Frutti Cards & Envelopes (Sale-A-Bration)