I love the new Pun Intended Host set by Stampin’ Up! It’s fun, it’s quirky and it has a bee in it! (That makes for the perfect stamp set in my book!) *Ü*
When I was perusing Pinterest for card ideas using this set, I saw one created by fellow Demonstrator, Paula Dobson, and I just knew I had to use it for my Birthday Bash class.
I loved her original color scheme of Smoky Slate & Basic Black – it’s just perfect for this camera image! I added a pop of Real Red so that the card could be used for any age, any person.
Pun Intended Instructions
I started with a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Smoky Slate cardstock, scored at 4-1/4″.
The camera image was stamped randomly over the background using Smoky Slate ink.
I used a 1/2″ strip of Whisper White cardstock and stamped the “Snappy Birthday” using Real Red ink. I “flagged” the left side of the strip using scissors.
I used the new Layering Circles Framelits for the main focal point on the card. I love how these framelits work together – and you get a *lot* of different sizes!
I stamped my image in Black Memento ink onto a piece of scrap Whisper White cardstock and then just matched up the appropriate sized circle framelit and ran it through the Big Shot. Easy Peasy!
After deciding what circle to use, it was easy to pick the coordinating Scallop Circle framelit, which I used to cut out a piece of Real Red cardstock.
I adhered them together , glued the sentiment strip to the back of the circle and then mounted the whole thing onto the card using a lot of Dimensionals. *Ü*
I used the Confetti Hearts Border to punch out some hearts from the scrap of Real Red cardstock left over from the Scallop Circle piece and adhered them to the card using my Fine-Tip Glue Pen.
I felt the card still needed some bling, but I also wanted to not make it too fussy for the guy who would receive this card.
Since my Birthday Bash class was highlighting the Fine-Tip Glue Pen, I had the bottle right in front of me and inspiration hit!
I knew that you could use the Fine-Tip Glue Pen like our retired Crystal Effects, but I hadn’t tried it yet.
The old wheels started turning and I stamped the camera image again on a scrap of White cardstock, punched just the lens out with the 3/4″ circle punch, and adhered it to the card using Dimensionals. I then took the Fine-Tip glue pen and added glue to the all the “lens” areas of the card.
It doesn’t look that even in this close-up photo, but in person, it’s beautifully shiny!! (And wow! My image doesn’t look that blurry in real life either – I need to remember not to re-ink my ink pad before stamping & taking pictures for my Blog! *Ü*)
The Fine-Tip allowed me to provide “glue” exactly where I wanted it and I was surprised how quickly it dried considering how much I put on. The end result really made this card pop!
You’ll be seeing a lot more cards made with this fun stamp set. Just a gentle reminder that this stamp set is a “host set” only, meaning you need an order of $150 or more to “purchase” this set for $9.50.
Ask me how you can take advantage of your Wish List or gather some orders from your friends so that this stamp set can be yours! *Ü*