Birthday Card using February Stamps of Life “Die Hard” Club set.

February 12, 2017


Good Morning,

Today I am switching gears from Valentine’s Day to a birthday card for my brother using my new Stamps of Life “Die Hard” Club Set.  Perfectly timed for my February birthdays.

Here is what I love about this birthday set, the dies for the cake are broken down as are the scalloped icing layers so one could make the cake as large or small as you need. I like that the font on the stamp set is straight forward, non-gender specific.  If you are interested, you can see and read more about it by clicking on the company name above.

Let’s get into the card…..

birthday-card-blog-post-1

To create this rather simple card, I grabbed my Doodle Bug 6×6 Swiss Dot and Gingham Linen paper pads. I used the three tiered cake stamp,  cut it out with the cake die then built my layers one by one on the white base.

Continuing on my Tonic Studios Crystal Drops obsession, I used the white to give the plate a little dimension and shine.  I did add glossy accents to the orange layers as I didn’t want to lose the gingham design by adding the orange.  The candle was colored with Stephanie’s matching pens and then covered in glossy accents as well. A note on the candle, she decided to put all the candle cutouts together in one die. Genius! I don’t have to worry about keeping track of a bunch of tiny dies.

birthday-card-blog-post-3

The sentiment “You take the cake” is one stamp but I just inked the areas I needed to stamp on each cake layer. The cake is popped up using dimensional glue dots.  The made the background with some circle dies.

 

On the inside….

inside-sentiment-2-1

I used the stamp of the plate with a piece of cake with the matching die. Once again I added the Tonic Studio’s Crystal Drops in white and pumpkin.

I wanted to create a “glass look with the plate, so I colored it a light blue then with a light touch, added some white Crystal Drops which reflect some shadow and highlights. As the white dried, the blue came through more but still had the “glass” plate look I wanted.

The top of the piece of cake I used the “Pumpkin” orange which gives a little shine.  Unfortunately, the cake was picked up too soon, and some of the “Orange Pumpkin” went into the “cream filling” layer. The moral of the story, try not to move anything until the drops are dried. Dimensional glue dots were added to the back to pop it up from the sentiment.

Overall though I like the effect of the drops when making a simple straight forward card. It also helped that the die and stamp kit are easy to work with.

Thanks for stopping in, always love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

Until next time….

 

P.S. I do not receive any type of compensation from Stamps of Life or Stephanie Barnard to mention anything about them. I just try to share products and services I feel are something my readers would appreciate. 

 

Fall Card using Simple Stories “Hello Fall” Collection

November 9, 2016

Good Morning,

Today I had a chance to play with the new Simple Stories Collection “Hello Fall.”  I have managed to get my hands on the 6×6 pad and the little bits and pieces to create this card while I wait for my larger order to arrive from Steals.com . (They had it for roughly 50% off last week.) This collection’s hues and colors will work perfectly for my scrapbook layouts of the pumpkin patch from last year. However, I love this collection so much I couldn’t wait to create something with it hence my card.

As I went through the 6×6 pad, I immediately fell in love with the plaid and the darker steel blue for a base. I choose the multicolored word strip for the sentiment and the way it tied all the colors together. However, once I had it adhered to the left, I wondered if I had worked myself into a corner.  Enter the fabulous Bits and Pieces pack, 62 die cut pieces to save me. Working with the pieces decision making did get a little difficult with so many options but, I like what I came up with in the end.

If you’re interested here is the supplies list:

Hello Fall by Simple Stories

  • 6×6 pad – plaid, steel blue, and the word block
  • bits and pieces cardstock die cuts- multiple pieces
  • your favorite liquid glue for putting the cluster together
  • the card base is white card stock cut to 6×12 (larger card)

Thank you so much for visiting today, as always your feedback in comments is appreciated!

Until next time….

*My disclaimer, I am not compensated to talk about this collection I just loved it and thought to share it! 

Good Morning, I received my order from Blitsy this morning with the new Ken Oliver’s color burst microfine dry inks in Caribbean Brights. I was so excited I had to play with them right then. I have been seeing them demoed and promoted as watercolors. This ink makes amazing watercolors but I really wanted to …

Continue reading

%d bloggers like this: