Saturday, April 24, 2021

SugarPea Designs Mix It Up Challenge April 2021

Welcome to my post for the SugarPea Mix It Up Challenge for this month - April 2021:
Also, playing along with NBUS for most of the products I used today were used for the first time on this card:
For this card I used the sketch only:
This was so fun to put together. I had colored and cut all the images from the SugarPea Designs Hey Summer stamp and coordinating die set earlier this year. Love to use items from my "already created" pile to pull a card together. This makes it quicker, but there is still a lot of thought that goes into each card in terms of color and design. 
The images were stamped onto Ranger Watercolor Paper and colored with  Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I love using these markers especially for browns and flesh colors. And the good thing is you buy the set and then can buy the individual markers to replace the ones that you use the most. Next, using my Big Shot, cut out with the coordinating dies:
The fun feature of the die cut for the standing bear is that it cuts around the arm, so that the bear can be holding something - flowers, a present, a can mix it up to suit the occasion.
The balloons are from the SugarPea Designs Birthday Balloons Stamp set and matching die called Party Balloon. What drew me to this particular balloon set was the way the stars, hearts and dots are concave giving the balloons such great dimension. The balloons were stamped with's Hybrid Inks: Cyan 2 Oasis and Orange 3 Orange Spice. A good coat of's Glitter Brush Marker was added to the balloons. Because the ink used were hybrid inks, they dry very quickly and you can add a liquid sparkle over it without bleeding.
I also really like the font for the sentiments in the Birthday Balloons. Whimsical but not too childish.
The Party Balloon die can be used with many other mediums, too and you can tie a thin strand of string on it for a 3D effect on your card. In this case, I didn't but will for the next time I use it! This is under $3.00 and can really be used in many, many ways.
Let's talk about the background. I used my all time favorite, SugarPea Designs Card Front Builder II for the tiny dotted edge and the horizontal stripes cut out of the front. It's fun to have that cut out so you can add a pop of color through the slats.
The sentiment, Yay! came from the SugarPea Designs Seeing Stars stamp set:
Love this card. Could be masculine by changing out the flowers for something else - like the beach ball and using the stamp "DUDE" from the same Hey Summer set. Lots of possibilities.
Thanks for joining me today and thank you to SugarPea Designs for their amazing stamps and dies and to NBUS for continuing to challenge me to used my "Schtuff"!
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