Bitty Birthday Card

As part of the Sale-A-Bration promotion this year, certain stamp sets from the main catalog are available to choose from, free with $50 purchase. This set, Bitty Birthday is one of them.

This card is for a boy, so I tried to keep the colors boyish (always a challenge for me).  The card base is Old Olive, layered with Dusty Durango textured card stock and Welcome Neighbor DSP. I stamped the cake twice on Whisper White with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored the images with Copic Markers. Then, I cut one cake apart and popped it up on top of the bottom image using Stampin Dimensionals.

I added some Supernova Orange Fine Glitter to the candles using my MS fine tip glue pen. The image layer is paper pierced around the edges and matted on Dusty Durango with Stampin Dimensionals.

The greeting is from On Your Birthday, stamped in Basic Gray ink on whisper white. I punched it out with the Word Window Punch and layered it onto the Modern Label Punch using Dusty Durango.

{It’s a Stretch} Collection of Cards

For the past few posts, I’ve tended to make multiple cards with the same stamp, changing up the colors or composition. I suppose if I’m going to pull out a stamp set, paper, inks, etc., I’d rather make a few different versions, and build up my card supply at the same time. Also, sometimes while I’m working on a card, a different idea will pop into my head and I want to try it before I forget. Tonight, I made 3 cards using the It’s A Stretch stamp set. The first is shown below:

For this card, I used Rose Red card stock as the base, layered with Welcome Neighbor DSP from the Sale-A-Bration catalog, which means it was free! I stamped this cute little potted tree from It’s A Stretch in Mememto Tuxedo Black ink and colored in the image with Copic Markers. That was matted with Soft Suede card stock and I tied some Soft Suede Polka Dot Ribbon around the front.

Like a tag you’d find on a potted plant or tree, I added this tiny stamped “friend” tag using Tiny Tags and the Jewelry Tag Punch. I attached the tag to the tree using the Cropadile, added a tiny silver brad, and adhered the image layer to the base using Stampin Dimensionals.

I’ll post the rest of the cards tomorrow, so stay tuned!

Tall Tales Animal Cards

Lately, I’ve been on a Designer Series Paper kick. Is it just me or are the DSP’s better than ever? Here, I used Tall Tales DSP as my main image, stamping only a sentiment and adding some embellishments for a quick general occasion card.

The base is Barely Banana, cut to 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″. I layered the Tall Tales DSP with Chocolate Chip card stock to make it pop more. Across the front, I added a 1″ x 4″ strip of Chocolate Chip card stock and then wrapped 5/8″ Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon around the top layers.

The sentiment is from Whimsical Words (a Saleabration set) stamped in Chocolate Chip ink on Whisper White. I punched that out with the 1 3/8″ Circle Punch and layered it onto Old Olive that I punched out with the Scallop Circle Punch. The brad is a 1/4″ Chocolate Chip Epoxy Brad from the Occasions Mini. I adhered the Scallop Circle to the base with Stampin Dimensionals.

This is another version using the same ingredients as above, with a few changes. First, this card is A2 size, 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. The base is Close to Cocoa, layered with Tall Tales DSP and Chocolate Chip card stock.

Since the paper is so bright and busy, all I did was add a sentiment and embellishment to the front. I stamped “small wonder” from Whimsical Words in Chocolate Chip ink on Whisper White and then punched it out with the Large Oval Punch. I layered that onto a Rose Red Scallop Oval Punch and using the cropadile, added a Circle Rhinestone Brad in green to the “o” of wonder. That was then attached to the base with Stampin Dimensionals.

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