What a fabulous reason for a blog hop. Today we are celebrating my wonderful friend Kelly Kent's birthday. Today is Kelly's birthday eve so this is great way to prepare for her birthday tomorrow. I love getting together with my stamping friends, both in person and online. It's amazing how many friends I've made through Stampin' Up!. Not just acquaintances but true friends. Anyway enough sap. You'll think someone else has taken over this post if I go on!
So ..... spoiler alert Kelly ..... don't read on if your present hasn't arrived yet. Didn't think that through did I! Kelly always gives really thoughtful gifts so I wanted to make something for her new craft area and decided it had to sparkle!
I really wanted to try the Floating Frames technique. When I was recently in Auckland for Stampin' Up!'s OnStage event I was able to track down some Press'n'Seal for this technique. It was a serious case of FOMO - everyone was talking about it and I didn't want to must out! It's a fab technique that I first saw Jennifer McGuire do.
It's basically a collage of different die cut images. By die cutting the middle out you get 2 sections to create with. I've used the middle on this card.
The images from the It Starts with Art stamp set was perfect to use. The coordinating Arts & Crafts dies give a lovely, professional look.
And check out those cute press studs! There's a die with 3 different sizes. Funny the weird things that take my fancy!
The outside frame was perfect for this snow globe frame. There is probably a technical term for it but I'm sure you get the idea. It's glittery and the perfect stress release.
I added in some images from the Crafting Forever stamp set as well the sentiment which I thought was perfect.
Just give the frame a shake and you'll be instantly soothed! The liquid in the frame really makes the Stampin' Blends coloured images look crisp and bright.
I plan to make one for myself but of course it's still in bits! I love that you can easily slip your creation into the back of the frame and replace when you need a change.
I made a quick video of it in action!
Make sure you go hop around to each blog as we join Kelly in her birthday celebrations. Next up is Sandra Collett. Can't wait to see what gorgeous creation she has for us.
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