I don’t know about you all, but I’m really craving a social gathering lately. I feel that a BBQ at a friend’s house sounds perfect!
What’s different about this set in comparison to past Wacky Holiday sets is that it is the very first 4×4 set in the series! The Wacky Holidays: National BBQ Day set has a grilling lady, a hat-wearing man with a plate, a grill (which can be colored up in SO many fun color possibilities), a burger, a kebob skewer, and a handful of punny and fun sentiments!
I have 2 projects to share using this set, so let’s see what I grilled up!
The first project I have using the National BBQ Day set is this fun pair of gift tags that I think would be so perfect to throw onto a wine bottle for a BBQ host gift!
I took a heart die cut from my stash, and die cut 2 hearts from white cardstock.
I also took the guy, girl, and a grill from the set, colored them up with my Copic Markers and fussy cut them I out. I set them to the side for when I was ready for them.
Next, I used the Lattice Stencil on top of each of the hearts to ink-blend a color combination that matched the colors I used when coloring up my characters using Distress Oxide Inks. The color palettes used are as follows:
For the guy heart, I heat embossed the “I’ve bun thinking about you sentiment” in black powder. For the girl, I heat embossed the “you’re the flippin’ best” sentiment, also in black powder. I then adhered my characters and grill to the corresponding tag. I also adhered a few sequins from a past Kindred Stamps Shaker Pack for extra embellishment.
I also hole punched the tag on one of the “humps” of the heart (any advice for a better term?). I tied a ribbon so I could easily throw the tags on a bottle of wine. I liked the placement of the hole and ribbon, because I wanted the tag to hang a little lopsided!
For my 2nd National BBQ Day set project, I made a card using the plate-holding guy and the grill. As basic as it may sound, my inspiration for this project was ketchup and mustard! I colored up my images with Copic Markers, fussy cut them out, and set them to the side. I also made a sentiment strip with the “Well Done!” sentiment, heat embossed it in white powder, and set that aside as well.
For my background, I took a 4.125″ x 5.375″ piece of white cardstock and stamped the grill, burger and kebob skewers multiple times in a gray ink to make a background. I then took Barn Door and Mustard Seed Distress Oxide Ink, smushed them onto a glass mat, added a little but of water, and splattered the ink onto the card with a brush. Once dry, I adhered this panel to an A2-sized piece of red cardstock so there was a thin red frame.
To finish the card, I adhered my images to my sentiment strip, mounted the character and strips to the card with foam tape, and adhered a few sequins from a past Kindred Stamps Shaker Pack. And that’s my card!
While not an official part of the April release, the Wacky Holidays: National BBQ Day set is being released on the same day as all of the new release sets! So be sure to head over to the Kindred Stamps website and check out all the new products!
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I hope you enjoyed my projects with this brand new Kindred Stamps set! And I hope you continue to stay in good health and good spirits. We’ll all be enjoying those social gatherings soon!
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