Sunday, January 1, 2017

Love is in the Air for Sunday Stamps! #143

Hello, crafty friends! Happy New Year!  Can you believe 2016 has come and gone! ?  Where did it go and so fast??

Today, I am excited to share a SNEAK PEAK of an awesome NEW- must have bundle from the Occasions catalog called Lift Me Up.  The design follows the new color challenge at Sunday Stamps!

The Lift Me Up stamp set and Up & Away Thinlits Dies bundle is so versatile!  It has awesome sentiments for these adorable balloons.  Birthdays, Graduation, Thinking of You and Thank You are just a few of the cards I see making with this set.   Add the Falling Petals Textured Impressions Embossing Folder as I have here, and you have a perfect Valentine card!  

Here's the new color challenge at Sunday Stamps!  You have until Friday, January 13, 2017, to join us!
To play along with this weeks challenge, choose a minimum of 3 colors that are similar to the color swatch provided in the picture above.  The colors I chose to use for this weeks challenge are: Wisteria Wonder, Sweet Sugar Plum, Blushing Bride and a hint of Soft Sky.

To create the background, I sponged the listed ink colors onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock and then dropped water droplets on to it using an old tooth brush.  To prevent the paper from curling, I quickly dried it with my Heat Tool.  Next, I embossed this "rainbow" of color panel using the new SNEAK PEAK Falling Petals Textured Embossing Folder.  

Finally, I wanted the embossed petal hearts to really pop, so I brayered a little White craft ink over them making sure not to press too hard.  


  • STAMPS: Lift Me Up* (144712)
  • INK: Archival Basic Black, Wisteria Wonder, Sweet Sugar Plum, Blushing Bride and Soft Sky.
  • PAPER: Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Sweet Sugarplum, and Blushing Bride.
  • ACCESSORIES: Up & Away Thinlits Dies*(144712),  Falling Petals Textured Impressions Embossing Folder*(1422761), Soft Sky DSP Stack, Elegant Eggplant Solid Baker's Twine, Sweet Sugarplum Color Enamel Dots and Sponges.

(*= Available starting January 4, 2016.)

Thank you to all who signed up for my December grab bag give-away!  I hope the winners are enjoying their new goodies!  Can't wait to share my stamping ideas with you in 2017!  Happy New Year and thanks for stopping by today!


  1. hello annette! this is beautiful, I luv hot air balloons and the sky you have created is super cool! happy 2017!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous! You really brought these colors to life, wow!

  3. I am loving the colors on this card, you were right adding this embossing folder was just the ticket. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Oh I love the way you used the color inspiration on background Miss Lady
    Lovely hot air baloon too
    lucky you to have this set
    great DT card as always
    see you on my DT card teamie

  5. Fun stamp set images and background for the color challenge!

  6. Annette, this is just fantastic! I love the gorgeous sponged background! So pretty! Those hot air balloons are so fun! Maybe one day I can ride in one. Always remind me of The Wizard of Oz! Happy New Year, My Friend! XX


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