I participated and helped coordinate a Sale-A-Bration 2018 Blog Hop that was posted last week. If you missed it, click here to hop along.
I was originally going to design using the Bubbles and Fizz designer series paper since I am a kombucha brewer and like the fizzes in the brew. When I received my Sale-A-Bration products, I quickly decided to design using the Lots of Lavender stamp set because purple is my favorite color. Click on the link above to see what I created.
After seeing Ginger Rabesa’s blog hop entry, I knew I would be CASEing her design that you can see by clicking here. So this weekend I did just that.
Ginger mentioned that the bubbles on her design were cut using a piece from the Bottles and Bubbles framelit set. I was happy to learn she was right. When I initially saw her design, I thought that is a lot of punching to do. The framelit cuts 5 circles at time. Sweet!
Load up the platform when running it through the Big Shot. This will cut down on the number of cranks needed.
The paper discard pile grows as I work through cutting a stack. There is my boyfriend. His name is Carl. We go way back, about 14 years. I acquired Carl almost as soon as I signed up to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. Carl and I spend a lot of time together as I cut paper to prep for events. He is the strong and silent type:)
I use tub lids to corral the cut pieces. I have a few more cranks through the Big Shot to cut the bubbles in all three colors. Assembly line is how I work when I need a quantity of cards.
Another idea I got from Ginger’s blog is that she cut her mat to 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inches. In all my years of stamping, I don’t think I have used this size so I thought I would try it using bermuda bay cardstock for my mat. The bottle dsp was cut to 4 x 5 1/4 inches so I could use the entire piece of 12×12 dsp because I cut the left over strips to decorate the inside of the card.
I do not have the layering oval framelits that she used so substituted the stitched shapes framelits. I also used lemon lime twist as the card base. As I was working with this color, I was getting flashbacks to the neon colors a stamping friend uses on her cards. I will have to let her know she can re-stock her colors because they are back on trend!
The fine tip glue pen adds just the right shine on the bottle and bubbles. I added the glue after the card was completely assembled. It dried pretty quick because our house air is crackly dry in the winter.
I almost forgot. Our new mini-dimensionals are just the right size to pop up the larger 2 bubble sizes. SU makes coordination easy which is one reason I love using our products.
I hope to be CASEing the Blog Hop over the next couple of weeks so check back to see my reimaginations. Thanks for stopping by today!
Super Awesome Shirley