Let’s start at the very beginning

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:

  1. Begin with a top-fold 5½” x 4¼” Thick Whisper White card base.
  2. At a Big Shot with standard Platform, emboss the 4¼” x 3″ Pool Party panel.
  3. Tie bow around left side of embossed panel with twine (I use the anchoring technique).
  4. Flat adhere Pool Party panel toward left side of card front.
  5. On 4¼” x 2⅛” Whisper White panel, stamp Happy Birthday in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Color with Stampin’ Blends (blunt tip):
    1. Color all of Birthday with Pool Party Light marker.
    2. Color about 1/4 of the bottom of each letter with Bermuda Bay Dark marker.
    3. Continue coloring up about 1/2 way up each letter with Bermuda Bay Light marker.
    4. Blend shades with Pool Party Light marker.
  6. Adhere stamped panel to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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One Response to Let’s start at the very beginning

  1. Lidia says:

    This card is very beautiful! I hope we will make maybe similar card on all occasions in February?

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