Sunday 25 February 2018

Ink & Share Blog Hop | Theme: Sale-A-Bration

Hello and thanks for stopping by :)

Today I am participating in the Ink & Share Blog Hop, where every month a number of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world hop together to share our creations to help inspire you in your paper crafting journey. My name is Kirsten, and I am from Canberra, Australia. "G'Day" :)

This is our first hop and we are all very excited to be sharing our projects inspired by this months theme: Sale-A-Bration

I have a number of the wonderful Sale-A-Bration products on offer this year, however I am not really sure which is my favourite as I have a few. What about you? What is your favourite?

For todays card I have used the Epic Celebration stamp set as I needed to make a special request birthday card for a music lover/musician, and this set was just perfect.

My card layout was inspired by this weeks Global Design Project #126 Sketch Challenge.

I decided I wanted to use a single colour for my card and I chose a colour from the Brights collection that I don't use very often, which turned out to be Tangerine Tango.

It is good to challenge yourself every now and again by using colours you wouldn't normally use. Tangerine Tango is a fab colour, but I always find I grab either Pumpkin Pie (Brights) or Calypso Coral (Subtles) depending on the orange tone I am going for.

Here is my card:

To get started, I stamped the headphones image on to some Whisper White cardstock and cut it out using an oval from the Stitched Shapes framelits.

My Happy Birthday sentiment comes from the Picture Perfect Birthday set (in the Occasions Catalogue), and I cut it out using the washi tape shape from the Mini Treat Bag thinlits set.

The dot pattern background on my card base was created by using the stamp with 6 little dots from the Epic Celebrations set and repeatidily stamping it using Tangerine Tango ink.

I was going to colour some White Baker's twine using my Tangerine Tango ink, but I came across a small stash of retired Tangerine Tango striped Baker's Twine, which I ended up using for the headphones cable.

Using my paper piercing tool, I put a small hole in my cardstock next to the headphone image. I then pushed the twine through the hole and adhered it to the back with some tape.

Then I just let the twine do what it wanted, and adhered my washi shaped sentiment over the top to help hold it down. A tiny dot of Tombow was used to help hold the twine in one spot.

Lastly, I decorated the inside a little using two more stamps from Epic Celebrations.

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Don't forget to continue the hop all the way around to see what the very creative Stampin' Up! demonstrators participating in this months Ink & Share Blog Hop have come up with.

You are currently visiting me - Kirsten Aitchison, so checkout the list below to see all the hop participants.

Up next is Melissa Tennison. You can click on the below image to be taken to Melissa's Blog or click on the link from the participants list below.

Melissa Tennison
Joanne Hodge
Lisa Kmiec
Tricia Butts
Deb Naylor
Ginger Rabesa
Amy Grendel
Jacqueline Bobeldijk-Schilder
Laura Mackie
Ingrid Heijnen-Hermens
Linda Handford
Phoebe Borromeo-Carr
Shirley Merker
Karen Pearmain
Malissa Laws
Kirsten Aitchison            < You are HERE :)

You too can make this ....... 
Here is a list of the supplies and tools used:

Epic Celebrations (Clear 147236)

Epic Celebrations (Wood 147232)

Picture Perfect Birthday (Photopolymer 145519)

Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372)

Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies (137547)

Big Shot Machine (143263)

Magnetic Platform (130658)

Tangerine Tango A4 Cardstock (116206)

Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin' Pad (126946)

Whisper White A4 Cardstock (106549)

Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine (124262)

Paper-Piercing Tool (126189)

Fast Fuse Adhesive (129026)

Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

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  1. i love it...this looks like a perfect card for my grandsons to make next visit!

  2. Adding the "cord" is genius! TFS!

  3. Great card! Love how you added the cord!

  4. I love the simplicity of this card kicked up by the addition of the cord. Awesome!

  5. Gorgeous! And still not that difficult to make. Well done!

  6. Great card! I really like how you've added the bakers twine to represent the cable.

  7. Thank you so much for sharing this idea!

  8. Oh my gosh the Baker's Twine as the cord is adorable!

  9. Lovely card, love the stamping inside.

  10. Cute card Kirsten! Great idea to use bakers twine to add a cord. Thank you for joining the Ink & Share Blog Hop!

    1. Thanks so much Lisa :) And thanks for organising the hop!

  11. So cute! Thank you for sharing!

  12. love it - and it would work in just about any colour - think it be a great guy card

    1. Thanks so much Cindy :) I am thinking of creating a few other colour versions.

  13. Great card design. I love this stamp set and all the wonderful possibilities. Thanks for sharing. :)


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