Creative Sundays With Jo Ann: Life Of The Party!
Have you gotten your Honey Bee Exclusive Stamptember Tie One On Stamp Set yet? When I wrote this blog there were still some of the sets left, but I wouldn’t wait too long to snag one because when they’re gone…they’re gone! If they have sold out, then I apologize. But if you were one of the lucky ones who got one, then this card is especially for you!! Yes…y’all know who you are!
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One of the things that I like about this set is that the three large balloons are open outlines. That makes them pliable and allows you to bend them into any shape that you want. On the card that I created for the release here I stretched the oval into a long skinny balloon.
For this card, I took one of the balloons and squished it for a deflated look! Because it is an open outline it also allowed me to bend and add the sentiment inside the balloon. The MISTI door is perfect for arranging everything. I stamped onto Tim Holtz watercolor card using Ranger Black Archival Ink.
The sentiment, Tie One On, is separate words. I wanted to use it as a balloon string so I connected the words with a fine point Sharpie. I also extended the string at the top.
I stamped the bunny from the Blah Humbunny Stamp Set. His expression cracks me up! Everything was watercolored using Tim Holtz Distress Inks and my favorite DaVinci Cosmotop Spin Brushes. I was able to use the coordinating Blah Humbunny Die Set on the bunny, but I had to fussy cut the balloon since I had altered it.
For the card panel, I cut a piece of Neenah Desert Storm cardstock. I edged it with thin scrap pieces of Simon Says Stamp Black cardstock. It was assembled onto a #110 Neenah Classic Cardstock cardbase using a Kokuyo Tape Runner.
I laid all the pieces out and felt that it needed something more so I stamped a party hat and sparkler from the Pinky The Pig Stamp Set. They were cut using the coordinating Pinky The Pig Die Set. I added shiny, sparkly dots to the pieces with gold and red Uni Ball Signo Sparkling Glitter Gel Pens.
To give the Bunny some depth, I added cast shadows around the right and bottom edges using a W2 Copic marker. I also added shadows under the balloon and the sentiment.
Scotch Foam Tape was used behind the balloon and bunny to give them dimension. Everything was attached using Gina K Connect glue. I added Gold Celebration and Bubble Gum Sequins to the card front with the help of a Jewel Picker tool and tweezers.
To finish the card I added another sentiment to the inside of the card.
Well, I hope that your weekend has been going well and that you are not as tired and worn out as this festive party bunny! LOL
Joyfully, Jo Ann
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