Hello Summer Release Blog Hop + Giveaway | Spellbinders + Fun Stampers Journey

June 24, 2019



Hi from the North of Scotland,  Welcome to my blog and to Hello Summer Release Blog Hop by Spellbinders +Fun Stamps Journey.

For those who are new to this space, I'm Bibi Cameron from the warmth Colombia - South America but living in the cold and scenic Scotland. with my British hubby and my 3 children.  I love papercraft.

I had the idea to use one of the images from Shark Attack stamp set to try to make shark shaped balloons for a birthday themed card.

We recently bought Alexa - from Amazon and my daughter Emma keep asking her for baby shark song so actually, the inspiration came from there and when I read some of your comments I think you also got the baby shark vibe -lol

So I made this card in addition to those I shared during the release broadcast video on YouTube here!

Balloon Shaped Sharks


Although this card was hard to photograph, I think the idea is super fun.

The colouring will play a big part in the super duper simple design but by highlighting the centre of the images you can try and give to the sharks a more realistic balloon look and feel.

 Nuvo Crystal  Glaze will be your life saver here! as it will add the glossy look.


I have never attempted to do this before with animal stamps that are not supposed to be turned into a balloon but hey! why not give it a try?

How I did it 

  • First I created the background by smooshing Lemon Drop liquid colour on a piece of smooth cardstock.  To do this,  I simply applied the liquid colour on a cello bag, I sprayed water over and I transfer it from the bag to the paper.
  • Once the background was dried I splattered it using Rich Coral liquid colour. 
  • I allow the background to dry and I embossed using Bright Days Embossing Folder.
  • Next,  I stamped the images with waterproof ink on Bristol paper
  • To added colour, I used  FSJ liquid colours ( Candy apple, Catalina Splash, Lemon Drop, Rich Coral)
  • Note: I applied several layers of colour to get a very vibrant colour.
  • To add accents, I used a white and a black marker to add dots over the images
  • I also added sparkle using Sparkle Silk.
  • I fussy cut them and I added a silver string in the back of each shark using a double-sided adhesive foam and I stick them on the background panel.
  • I heat embossed a banner using clear ink and white embossing powder and I stick the balloon strings behind using also a double sided foam. 
  • To finish, I added eyes to the sharks using Moster Eyes and I applied  Nuvo Crystal Glaze all over the sharks.

Although this card has some dimension it fit perfectly on a C6 standard envelope. 

I made several shark-themed envelopes to go with my projects. You can also see how I stamped the envelopes in the video here.


Below sneak peeks of projects I made to share with you on Hello Summer Launch Party Broadcast!


I'm loving the Hammer Shark image.  Look at that smile!!


The next in the hop is the super talented  Keeway Tsao. Let's see what she has done!

Blog Hop

Giveaway

To celebrate this release, Spellbinders and Fun Stampers Journey are giving away a $50 gift certificate to one lucky blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. 

Giveaway closes on Monday, July 1st, 11:59 pm EDT. Winners will be announced over the Spellbinders blog hop post the following Tuesday. The winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties, and taxes.






That's all for today.



Happy crafting!


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Any questions? please ask. :) 
x
Bibi


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85 comments

  1. Love the sharks! They are great and love your card!

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  2. The bright colors are so cheerful. Such a creative card.

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  3. This set is so cute! I love your coloring!

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  4. You did a "killer" job on this card.

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  5. Love the background ! What a fun summer card

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  6. Love it!The bright sharks Nd great background are just lovely/cute.

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  7. I love these cards so much ... great job.

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  8. Love those sharks! Cute card.

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  9. Sweet card! Love the color choices!

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  10. WOW Sharks galore !! love It ! thanks for sharing this ! hello Scotland from Florida !

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  11. I love the primary color combo for this card! So great for kids!!!

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  12. I just HAD to order the sharks as we have a great grandson who loves them! I enjoyed Launch projects and these! And I now follow you! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. What an awesome card! Your coloring is amazing!! <3

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  14. These shark cards are so cute. Any little boy would love a card like this.

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  15. What a wonderful card and colored so beautifully!

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  16. Such a fun card. My grandson would love it!!

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  17. Love the colors on your card - this set is perfect for my grandson.

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  18. Su tarjeta es muy linda!! Mi me gusta los tiberones...su color es increible!

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    1. Cada vez que leo un comentario en espanol me salta el corazon de alegria. muchas gracias

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  19. loved this card. So cute and bright.

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  20. OH WOW this is such a fun card! LOVE those colorful sharks! Great job!

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  21. I love these little sharks they are precious! I can’t wait to get my order so I can make for my little grandson who LOVE dadee sharp ( his version of baby shark) lol.

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    1. Aw that's sweet. I know the feeling my children also love baby shark. :) You can colour them in different crazy ways.. using any shade for more fun

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  22. The Hammerhead sharks are wonderful--great colors--sort of marbled looking.

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  23. Talk about super-talented.... love how you turned these sharks into balloons for a fun adult birthday card!

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  24. Wow, all of your projects are amazing! Loved watching you create, you are super inspiring!

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  25. What a great card for a man. I love your choice of colours.

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  26. Love your take on the sharks! The cards are amazing!

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  27. Love the sharks, the make cute cards.

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  28. Love the use of sharks as the balloons, would never have thought of that!

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  29. I love the vibrant colors! I love your technique for the background and I'm going to have to try it.

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  30. wow. Those sharks POP off the face of that card! Love how you made them fun colors too!

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  31. Lovely coloring on those sharks, my fave is the narwhal. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  32. I have to agree with StampinCarol! Now I need to order these after seeing your project.

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  33. Wow! What made you think to make the background yellow? So unexpected and very refreshing! TFS

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  34. Super cool sharks... what little boy wouldn't love to get a bunch of balloons that were sharks!

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  35. Such a fun background and great colors! Love the way you designed this!

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  36. I love how you decorated the envelope!

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  37. Have a love/hate relationship with sharks but I love these sharks and your cards are awesome. Love this release!

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    1. Lol , I have the same relationship with them but the Hammer shark is just toooo sweet.

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  38. Fun birthday card! The colors are cheery and that sentiment made me laugh.

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  39. wow this is just stunning - thanks for sharing:)

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  40. How fun with these colorful sharks.

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  41. Love how the envelope was stamped with all the sharks

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  42. I need these sharks! Baby Shark is huge in my life, thanks to my 2 year old grandson!
    And they look incredible on this card, so rich and colourful! Just gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you :) my little children also love baby shark :) My son loved the card and it is so simple.

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  43. Love all of your projects. This stamp set is too cute.

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  44. What a fun, fun card & envelope! It's really great!

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  45. I love blog hops because they inspire me to create. Thank you!

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  46. These are so cute! Such a fun release!

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  47. Love the bright, fun colors!

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  48. your coloring is spot on! Love the cards!

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  49. Love your color choices! So bright and cheerful! I visit Cape Cod quite often and we have a shark problem going on...would rather run into these guys ...lol!

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  50. Love the sharks, great idea for little boys!

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  51. Sabrina Leavell25 June 2019 at 15:47

    Wow, your cards are amazing. The sharks truly look like balloons! I also love your coordinating envelope.

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  52. Love the bright cheery colors you have used.

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  53. All of your cards are awesome! I watched you live on the Hello Summer release. You are very talented. I am following your blog now. :)

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  54. Love how shiny the sharks are! And how anything can be made into a balloon! Very creative

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  55. Love the shiny sharks, and the idea that anything can be turned into a balloon for a birthday card!

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  56. Cute cards! And I love that you decorated the envelopes as well.

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  57. Such cute cards & I LOVE the card with the different layers.

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  58. Those sharks are so awesome. They do look like balloons. You did a wonderful job creating that shiny effect. The hammerheads are adorable, such cute smiles!! Fabulous card!! I would love to visit Northern Scotland, my ancestors came from there. Just know my clan is Matheson.

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  59. You're rocking the sharks!

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  60. Fantastic card designs. Love the color choices.

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  61. These little sharks are adorable! Excellent work!

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  62. Love those fun, colorful sharks! Love both these cards.

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  63. OH, boy! My son love sharks! These are awesome! Especially that smile! :) SWEET!

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  64. Adorable sharks. The bright colors and backgrounds really stand out. Tyfs

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  65. Great colors! Love the sharks!

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  66. Love the happy colorful sharks. So cute!

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