You’re welcome for the earworm! However, this post has nothing to do with that song, only with the very first stamp set in the 2018 Occasions Catalog: Birthday Wishes for You.
This two-piece set of rubber stamps is perfect for beginner stampers stamped in just one color (and just $12 for the clear-mount version!), but here I colored the open letters with my Stampin’ Blends for an ombré effect.
I enjoy coloring with the Blends. As soon as I bring the little drawer where they are stored to my work table, I smile. I love the way they feel on Whisper White card stock and the ease of blending. They are fabulous!
And for ease of stamping several of these panels, I practiced using the Stamparatus. We played with it at the Heartfelt Inkspiration team meeting last week and discovered how practical it is. I can hardly wait to use it in stamp camp in a few months!
Have you used the new Scattered Sequins embossing folder yet? It’s a Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, which means the embossing is deep and defined. I’m not sure you can see how cool this is on the photo above — the embossing really creates the look of sequins, complete with the little hole in the center!
Here’s how to make this card:
- Begin with a top-fold 5½” x 4¼” Thick Whisper White card base.
- At a Big Shot with standard Platform, emboss the 4¼” x 3″ Pool Party panel.
- Tie bow around left side of embossed panel with twine (I use the anchoring technique).
- Flat adhere Pool Party panel toward left side of card front.
- On 4¼” x 2⅛” Whisper White panel, stamp Happy Birthday in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Color with Stampin’ Blends (blunt tip):
- Color all of Birthday with Pool Party Light marker.
- Color about 1/4 of the bottom of each letter with Bermuda Bay Dark marker.
- Continue coloring up about 1/2 way up each letter with Bermuda Bay Light marker.
- Blend shades with Pool Party Light marker.
- Adhere stamped panel to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
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