made a mistake while I was making this card and only realised when I was
Can you spot what the mistake is before you read far enough
for me to tell you?
like this stamp set, called Big on Birthdays, because it has some good
plain old-fashioned birthday greetings! See photograph 8.
It has three Happy Birthdays,
and a Wishing you a very happy birthday, plus five other greetings.
sentiment I’ve used for today’s card would be ideal if you’d forgotten
someone’s birthday and needed a good card in a hurry!
Then I layered a piece of Shimmery White CS at an
angle on top.
Using Archival Basic Black ink, I stamped the sentiment
onto a piece of Shimmery White CS.
I decided to very slowly and very patiently, paint over each
letter using my Smokey Slate Marker Pen.
It worked a treat! I coloured
the flowers using my Rose Red Marker Pen and the leaves using my Garden
Green Marker Pen.
wasn’t happy with the stark white background and looked at my other
stamp sets for something I could use to take the edge off it!
I prefer to get
wood mount for background stamps because I find it easier to hold a large wood
block rather than a large acrylic block.
inked the stamp up using Rose Red ink and had to stamp off five times
before it was light enough for what I wanted!
I didn’t photograph the fifth stamp off because it was so light! See
The pink is very subtle but does stop the
card looking stark.
I attached the image at an angle on the piece of layered Shimmery White CS already on the card base.
final touch was to add three Rhinetones to the centre of the flowers.
That’t about it for today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.
Products & Measurements
White A4 Cardstock 121717 – 8¼” x 5¾” (21cm x
#130139 – 4” x 5 5/8” (10.25cm x 14.25cm); 4¾” x 3 1/8” (12.1cm x 8cm); 4½” x 2 7/8” (11.5cm x 7.4cm)
x 3” (11.8cm x 7.7cm)
Basic Black Ink Pad 140931; Refill 140928
& Garden Green – #131262
138704; clear mount #139538
from 4th January 2017 from the Spring Catalogue