Saturday, January 4, 2020

Happy Birthday

I have a number of birthdays coming up this month, so I use the Happy Birthday SAB stamp to make a couple of cards. In this card, I included some new products from the Mini Catalogue which sent live yesterday. That's one thing wonderful about Stampin' Up - everything coordinates so nicely.

I wanted to use the Birthday Bonanza DSP from the Mini Catalogue, so I picked the colours for this card using this paper. Although this is a paper for children, some of the designs are age neutral like the striped DSP I selected.

The image was stamped on Whisper White and coloured with flowers with Stampin' Blends (Coastal Cabana, Mango Melody and Granny Apple Green. Rhinestones were placed in the flower centers and Glitter Crystal Effects applied to the petal edges,

 I wanted the flowers to be the focal point, so the cake and stand were coloured a very light neutral Smokey Slate colour.  To make the image pop the background was coloured  lightly with a watercolour pencil  and blended with a blender pen.

The image was die cut using the new Sweetly Stitched Label die, and matted with a piece of Coastal Cabana cardstock before adding it to the card front with dimensionals.

The card base is Coastal Cabana layered with Whisper White. A strip of Birthday Bonanza DSP is added in the middle and on the left edge is a piece of Coastal Cabana card stock punched with the new Braided Edge punch.  Some 1/4" Whisper White crinkled seam binding is woven in this punched piece before it is added to the card front.

The sentiment, from Itty Bitty Birthdays is added below the birthday cake.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Happy Birthday to You, Itty Bitty Birthdays
Inks:  Black Memento, Stampin' Blends (Coastal Cabana, Mango Melody, Granny Apply Green, Smokey Slate) Watercolor pencil (Coastal Cabana)
Papers: Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Birthday Bonanza DSP
Accessories:  Sweet Stitched Label dies, 1/4" Whisper White crinkled seam binding, Braided Edge punch, Glitter Crystal Effects, Rhinestones

Below is another birthday card with flowers coloured with Mango Melody

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