Friday 10 April 2015

Speech Bubble Fun

I'd love to share two cards I made this week as guest designer
with Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps  - I was delighted to be asked to design with
the talented, lovely team at SNSS for the month of April!
Both cards were made using the fantastic Speech Bubbles Dies 
along with several sentiment sets.  I love how 
these dies can be used in such a variety of ways - along with
images or with sentiments alone, as I've done here,  I
consider them an absolute staple in a die collection!

For the first card I've cut a variety of speech bubbles and sponged
them half in half with an array of  rainbow colors using
mostly Ranger Distress inks.
The sentiments are from God is Bigger which has such encouraging 
 and uplifting phrases and words!
I layed out the speech bubbles beforehand with the actual dies
 and then took a photo with my phone to remember
where I'd decided to place everything before stamping
and sponging each individual piece and adhering.
I think the key to a lay out like this is to keep it random
and place some of the bubbles going off the edge.
Each speech bubble has been popped up to a different level
so there's a variety of dimension.  I tried a few types of
embellishments such as sequins and twine but ended up
keeping it all clean and simple!

For the second card I've sponged three colors on the top panel before 
cutting with the Speech Bubble Dies. The sentiments are from the very 
useful So Thankful, a great set with mix and match 
phrases for cards of appreciation and thanks. The sponged die-cut
panel is popped up over the stamped card base.
Thanks for stopping by today, and thanks to the SNSS team
for letting me join the fun this month!


JD/ Jill said...

Both cards are so nicely done. Like the vibrant colors. I can see where there could be lots of possiblilities with these dies.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Karen Dunbrook said...

really fun cards...