Let me start by saying… I’m sorry. Here I am writing up my post about this card video, talking about how happy I am that this Up Up & Away stamp set has been carried over into next year. So, then I start working on my supplies list. Where is the stamp set? My link wasn’t working anymore. Why? Because it’s retired!!! Ugh. How frustrating. I really try hard to use stamp sets that are not retired. All I can say is… eBay.
Well, at least the Itty Bitty Banners with matching framelits are still available. My favorite thing about these sentiments is their outlines. I always like to draw things around my elements, I guess to organize them. I used to ink the edges with black ink, but that seems a little out of style now. It’s kind of weird that a stamping technique can be out of style, doesn’t it? Not sure how else to describe it.
I used masking to create the sky, and I colored my balloon with Copics. I’m telling you… these things really take practice. I have finally figured out how to “feather” the Copic marker. I give a couple of tips in the video.
The new Stampin’ Up! annual catalog was released on Friday! I already placed my order, so you’ll see me using some of the new items soon. And I also ordered something that has been around awhile. Sometimes it just takes awhile to finally notice something! Shop here or view the catalog.
I have one more post with Jill Foster this Friday. We will be featuring cards that YOU have uploaded into the Penny Circle Flickr Gallery. If you haven’t already created something with the stamp sets we used, it’s not too late!
Anyway, sorry again about the stamp set, but still enjoy the video!
- Stampin’ Up! Up Up & Away (retired)
- Stampin’ Up! Itty Bitty Banners
- Stampin’ Up! Bitty Banners Framelits
- Fiskars XL Cloud Punch
- Stampin’ Up! Sponge Daubers
- Sizzix Big Shot
- Stampin’ Up! Stamp-a-ma-jig