Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Addicted To Stamps and Spreading Happiness Challenge #241

Challenge Link

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. This is my first post on the Addicted To Stamps team and I am so excited to share my first post with you.

Addicted To Stamps is comprised of Clean and Simple (CAS) Challenges. There is a new challenge every Wednesday, and each will run for 2 weeks.

SO... this is my project for this first post.

In making this project, I used a Mama Elephant stamp set called Up We Go. I stamped out the little bunny, and the balloons I then used the included dies to cut them out.

The background pattern paper is from a Simple Stories 4x6 paper pad called "Snappy Sayings". I cut and A2 card base to 4"x5.5". I then trimmed a piece of white cardstock to 3.75" x 5.25". Using "Tumbled Glass" distress ink, I smooshed out the background sky. I followed that up by using my stamp positioner to stamp out the balloons and sentiment directly on the background page using Versafine Black Onyx ink.

I went back to my balloons and bunny and with my Spectrum Noir Markers went to work. The bunny was colored using TN3 and GB1. The balloons were colored using CT1, LG2, OR2, JG2, IB2, FS6, GT3, LV2, GB5, PL1, DR3, and TB6.

Once my images were complete, I cut a small V in the bottom of the balloon strings, and then when adhering the bunny with Kaisercraft double stick tape I and the strings on the bunny's hand.
I attached 3 pop dots to the back of the balloons and positioned them over the stamped balloon image so that it lined up as best possible with the strings. I adhered this white layer with double stick tape and my project was complete.

I hope this has given you inspiration, and I look forward to seeing your projects for this challenge. Please click HERE to join the challenge and see the rest of the teams projects.


  1. Such a cute card (it isn't showing here by the way), love the way you did the balloon strings. :)

  2. Thank you Julie, I have fixed that.

  3. What a sweet image LeeAnn and I love all the bright balloon colours. Welcome to the team - we are so pleased to have you.HugsCarol x

  4. Welcome to the team and WOW! Your debut card is nothing short of absolutely adorable! You've certainly 'spread happiness' with your darling bunny and balloons!~carol

  5. soo cuutee ImageLove the colorful balloonsand the cloud is superlove this CAS cute cardsee you on my DT card teamiehugs from teamieMonika

  6. This is a darling card, LeeAnn, and the image and sentiment are perfect together. Glad to have you on the team.

  7. Thank you so much for the many kind words. Happy to be here.