the afternoon at Team Training, we always craft!
Natalie arranges the
cards, the instructions, and the goody bags.
On Sunday, part of our
crafting was three cards using the Bubble Over Stamp Set, the Bottles
& Bubbles Framelits Dies (available as the Bubble Over Bundle) and
the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper (DSP).
This is available as a
level one gift in the Sale-a-bration (SAB) catalogue.
I haven’t bought
this bundle because it just isn’t my style, but it has been good to have
an opportunity to play with it.
I must confess, I am now tempted to buy
I don’t have this bundle, I spent quite a bit of time, stamping and
die-cutting images from this set, because sometimes I like to put my own
spin on the card designs we’re given.
first card is my favourite, and is almost the same as Natalie’s card.
changed the sentiment from May your day BUBBLE OVER with happiness” to
the simpler “Best Wishes”.
I also changed one of the bottle labels which
said “HAVE A BIRTHDAY BREW” so both bottles had a simple design on the
These designs were punched out from one of the sheets of the
Bubbles & Fizz DSP with a 1″ Circle Punch.
I added some of our
gorgeous little Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes on the bottle necks to
Did you notice these Shapes in the Spring/Summer
Catalogue – page 33?
I also “painted” the background bubbles using our
Fine-Tip Glue Pen, which has dried to a nice shine.
background for the second card has been brayered using Daffodil
Delight, Lemon Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay and Basic Grey.
then said to stamp the circles in Basic Grey and Lemon Lime Twist first
and second impression randomly, but as I don’t have the stamp set, I had
to look for something else.
I found the swirly stamp in Timeless
Textures Stamp Set worked brilliantly, but I only used Lemon Lime Twist,
first and second impressions.
I used three bottles on my card, as opposed
to the two that were in the instructions.
As well as adding the little
drops of condenstaion, I also added a lot of beads of condensation at
the bottom of each bottle.
On Sunday, I forgot to die cut the labels for
the bottles, so I used the 1 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, and cut off both
sides for my labels.
In the instructions, the sentiment was the same as
the previous card, and was in the bottom right-hand corner of the card.
had only stamped the HAVE A BIRTHDAY BREW sentiment on Sunday, so I
punched it out using the 1″ Circle Punch and layered it on a punched
1 1/8″ Daffodil Delight Scallop Circle.
I adhered it in the top left-hand corner to
cover a splodge of Lemon Lime Twist Ink where I had pressed the circle
stamp too hard!
I quite like how this card turned out, too.
Unfortunately, I can’t say the same about the third card.
The only part I
really like about this one is the “celebrate YOU”, it’s like the eclipse card.
love how the light brayering has turned out, especially with the
heavier brayering on YOU to make it more prominent than celebrate.
definitely be using this technique again – maybe for a video!
Bottle tops just don’t do it
I’ve changed the layout of bottle tops from the instructions and
have probably made it look worse!
The second set of cards in our kit uses the Sure Do Love You Bundle.
I bought this bundle but I didn’t buy the Painted With Love Specialty DSP, which is part of the Painted with Love, because I don’t like abstract desgns!
I’ve seen some fantastic projects made by other demonstrators, and now I’ve seen it in real-life, I love it!
I will get the three projects we have been given for this project made sometime the week and will share them with you.
Until tomorrow, happy crafting.
Geraldine Homenchuk says
I concur on all that you have posted; quite like your first cards though. Very cute but just not something that I would use … the "fit" just isn't there. That said, I absolutely LOVE what you've done with the colouring and colours themselves and the little epoxy shapes! Marvellous!! And they're very fun cards. Glad you had such a great time together with the group!! TFS
Hi, Geraldine. I'm not sure I could come up with any good ideas for this set, and with so many other new ones that I haven't used yet………………I don't know if it's worth getting! Having said that, I don't stand a chance of coming up with ideas if I don' have it here to play with in the first place! LOL! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.