Sunday, March 6, 2016

The Stamp Review Crew: Number of Years


Welcome to another Stamp Crew Review Blog Hop!  We share our take on a selected stamp set every first and third Monday.  This week we are using a fun and popular new set in the Occasions catalog, Number of Years, which coordinates with the Large Numbers framelits.  If you are following the blog hop order, you have just come from the hugely talented Linda Callahan's blog.  I just love her style!

When I first saw this bundle, I thought I didn't need more numbers.  And then the cute, adorable, fabulous samples from fellow demonstrators started coming out.  They wore me down!  So here's my take on this stamp set and bundle.

This week's Friday Mashup is a color combination plus some sparkly powder technique (Chalk Pastels, Pearl Ex, Shimmer Paints, Shimmer watercolors, etc.).  For the sparkly part, I embossed the numbers with iridescent ice embossing powder.

Do you recognize the layout?  It is just one from the catalog in a bit different color combination.  Easy peasy!

I figure I should give you the little story behind this card.  We are suppose to get together with the in-laws on vacation to celebrate my father-in-law's 70th birthday.  Well we are about a year late in getting it all arranged, so we'll celebrate his "70th again".  He's a gardener, so it's ok to give him flowers.  ;)

Stamps: Number of Years; Paper: Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Cherry on Top DSP; Ink: Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz; Accessories: White baker's twine, Blushing Bride sequin trim, Iridescent Ice EP, Large Numbers framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals.

And I put together a birthday card for my niece with a world-is-your-oyster-type theme.  She is away at college, and her bright future will be opening up very soon.

Stamps: Number of Years, Going Global; Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Going Places DSP; Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Lost Lagoon, Versamark; Accessories: Gold sequin trim, Gold EP, 2" Circle punch, Triple Banner punch, Large Numbers framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals.

Now make sure you check out the next stop to see what one of our resident artisans, Jessica Williams, has put together with this week's stamp set. 

 

10 comments:

Dawn Tidd said...

Those are two awesome cards, Heidi! I love them both and they seem so fitting for each recipient! I think we're covering all the decades on this hop. :)

Yapha said...

Such great cards, Heidi! I really love the first one. Happy birthday to your father-in-law!

Linda Callahan said...

Love these cards! And I love the 70 again backstory! Fun! Great sparkle too! Very cool themed card too!

Tanya Boser said...

LOL! I knew there had to be a story behind the "again" part of 70! Love the colors, and that this strong floral card is for a gardening guy :)

rubberredneck said...

Awesome card Heidi! When my dad turned 60 we couldn't get a party to work till the following year either. lol It's better to be late than never hehe. Glad we wore you down on getting this set it is an awesome set and I know you're gonna make awesome stuff with it!

I love the the world is you're oyster for your niece great card and idea!

Rochelle Blok said...

Two fantstic cards Heidi! Love the story behind 70 'again' and the card for your neice is awesome! Rochelle xo

Debra said...

I had the same reaction when I first saw this set. Oh, another numbers set .. don't need another one'. But I kept seeing different cards done with it and I had to get it. Have made good use of it as this year my brother turned 60, mom turned 85, aunt turned 70, and my uncle turns 65 soon. It's a great set to use and sure comes with a lot of stamps! Those are great cards you made and what a great idea to have a 'By the Numbers' blog hop!

Debra said...

Sorry, freudian slip .. Shoulda said 'Number of Years!'

Martha Inchley said...

Great Cards Heidi! I Love how you're celebrating his 70th birthday...again! Lol

Nikki Spencer said...

So pretty Heidi. I love your colour choice and the addition of the gold sequins.xx