Good Morning Fellow Stampers ~
It's hard to believe, but we have slipped into April, and right past Easter, and we're already halfway through the month! In fact, we've even put Tax Day behind us! Wow! And on top of all that, for those of us who were on April the Giraffe watch for the past two month (LOL -- don't say anything!!) we have a brand new baby giraffe to coo over this weekend :-) Yes, I was on text alerts and everything and went flying out of the bed at 6:20 am Saturday morning to watch the whole amazing event. And Baby Boy "G" (for Giraffe - no name yet) is adorable!!
It's time to play with the Paper Players [PP340] challenge this week. Today's challenge is a theme challenge - all about "On the Go!" Now, I realized fairly quickly that the one thing I have not invested in in my entire inventory is anything that has anything to do with a plane, train, or automobile!! LOL Much less a bicycle (I probably have last year's cute SAB set stuck away somewhere), camper, or much of anything else. It's an area I'm going to have to do something about I guess. So, before we jump into today's design, I'm going to make a full disclosure here, and a disclaimer. I'm going to showcase a stamp set today that is NOT Stampin' Up! This is something I do on rare occasion. I do like to dabble with other brands, and one of my favorites that I follow on a regular basis is My Favorite Things. I don't buy much that is non-Stampin' Up!; but once in awhile there are just things I can't resist. Today's stamp set was one of those. The moment I saw it, I knew I had to have it, and in a minute you'll know why 😉 The only thing on today's card that is non-SU! is the stamp set (and the dies I cut the images with); everything else is Stampin' Up! And so -- here is my "on the go" transportation design for today's CAS theme!
This adorable set is called Space Explorer - and as the case with most of MFT's sets, it has a matching die set that will work with your Big Shot and your Magnetic Platform.
Since I work at an aerospace company along with my sweetie, I knew I had to have this set. I can see so many cute little cards I can make to give him that will be right up his alley! LOL And I like to make little notes for him -- so this is perfect! It's fantastic for a kids birthday card too!
So - as you will see in my disclaimer on the side of my website, I am NOT a demonstrator for My Favorite Things, and I cannot sell you any thing for them, and will not receive any sort of compensation if you buy one of their products. But I will tell you to go directly to their site, and have a ball -- they have cute things. Very different in style from Stampin' Up!
I chose a piece of "sky" paper from the Serene Scenery DSP Stack. It is matted with Pool Party cardstock.
I then stamped my images on Whisper White cardstock, and had a ball coloring them with our wonderful Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen - so much fun!!
All my little pieces are popped with dimensionals to give the card a little bit of dimension and not be too "flat."
The sentiment was stamped directly to the DSP with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
A few different sized pearls scattered across the "sky" give a fabulous addition - as we all know the sky isn't just "empty" - LOL
And this truly is a simple, easy and CAS card -- and so much fun!! I whipped this together in like no time at all!
Whew -- thank goodness I have a Spaceship in the house so I can "travel" somewhere -- LOL
The Serene Scenery DSP is going away soon. You don't want to miss out on having a stash of this paper -- it is so cool!! I have really enjoyed it this year. I hope you enjoyed my "over the moon" card today. Sorry about not having a Stampin' Up! plane, train or automobile -- LOL. We'll have to do better on that this next year!! If you are interested in this set or seeing what else My Favorite Things has to offer, just hop on over to their website and take a look around. Have a great Monday everyone!!
Until Next Time . . .