Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Around The World On Wednesday August Blog Hop Never Grow Up

 Welcome to the Around the World on Wednesday August Blog Hop with our theme this month, "Never Grow Up". Our talented Design Team members will be sharing their projects and ideas to help inspire you. There are so many possibilities with this month's theme and I am excited to see what everyone creates.
No matter how old our children are, in our minds we remember when they were small and relied on us for everything and we were there world. This week, my youngest son will turn 18 and it had me thinking about how quickly time has flown by and how fast he grew up. So, when I thought about this month's theme, I wanted a card that reflected that no matter how old my children are, I am always there for them. For my card design, I chose to use the penguins image from the Sweet & Precious stamp set with one of the designs from the Stargazing Designer Series Paper. For the sentiment, I heat embossed the image with Silver embossing powder directly onto the designer series paper. I love the simplicity of this card design and how these products worked together.
Products Used:
Sweet & Precious stamp set (item #161588)
Stylish Shapes Dies (item #159183)
Stargazing Designer Series Paper (item #161175)
Blueberry Bushel Cardstock (item #146968)
Basic White Cardstock (item #159276)
Vellum Cardstock (item #101856)
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Metallics Embossing Powders (item #155555)
Memento Tuxedo Black Pad (item #132708)
Night of Navy Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154891)
Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154904)
Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154883)
Color Lifter (item #144608)
Basic Rhinestone Jewels (item #144220)
Blueberry Bushel Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Stargazing Designer Series Paper
Card Front - 5 1/4" x 4"
Basic White Cardstock
Stamped Penguins image, fussy cut with Paper Snips
Vellum Cardstock
Large Circle die cut with the Stylish Shapes Dies
Have you ever had an idea for a card design in your head that you just had to create? That's how I felt about this card design. I knew I wanted a starry sky for my background and the Stargazing Designer Series Paper had just what I was looking for. I stamped the penguins image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Basic White cardstock and colored the image with Stampin' Blends Markers. Next, I fussy cut the image out and then colored the edge and open space around the penguins using the Light Night of Navy Stampin' Blends Marker. For the sentiment, I heat embossed the image with Silver embossing powder towards the top left corner. I wanted to spotlight the penguins, while still allowing the background to show through, so I die cut a large Vellum cardstock circle and attached it to the bottom left corner of the card front and trimmed off the edges. I adhered the penguins to the Vellum cardstock circle, lining up the bottom of the image with the bottom of the card front and then adhered the card front to the Blueberry Bushel card base. To finish off the card design, I added several Basic Rhinestones to the card front to add a touch of sparkle.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to try this month's theme to help you create your own beautiful projects. Stampin' Up! has so many wonderful products to help you explore new possibilities.

Now it's time to visit Theresa's blog and see what she has created to share with us. Just click on the Next button below to visit her blog or use the Roll Call List to find your way along our blog hop. We would love it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you liked about our projects.

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Tricia Butts
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  1. Aaaaaw Tricia ... such a sweet card!! Love your interpretation of this theme. xxx

  2. Such a fabulous sentiment for our adult kids.. Great idea x

  3. Our kids definitely grow up too fast, Tricia!!! Such a wonderful card to share with our young adults... and the perfect sentiment at that! Thanks for the inspiration. x

  4. A beautiful card and great idea to use that DSP with that stamp set!

  5. Wonderful card! I will always see my adult children as kids, its hard to let that go.

  6. Oh I love this!! I love the starry sky over the penguins! Great combination of products!

  7. How lovely! I like the way the parent and child appear to be in a cocoon, with the circle behind them, yet the universe is out there waiting for when they're ready. :-)

  8. So pretty and cute! This card makes you want to cuddle so much and sends out so much love! Congratulations!