I can't count how many times I've discovered someone was about to have a birthday, and I had wished I'd had some easy birthday cards on hand. It happened again just this week! The Embellished Events stamp set made it simple to whip up three birthday cards, with slight variations, to add to my stash.
Using the marker-to-stamp technique, where you color directly on the stamp with a water-based marker, is a fun way to mix up the colors if you want to make several at a time.
Stamps: Embellished Events, Friendly Phrases
Cardstock: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Floral District DSP
Ink: Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, and Basic Gray Stampin' Write Markers
Accessories: Big Shot, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Perfect Polka-Dots embossing folder, Melon Mambo Scalloped Dots Ribbon, Pearls Basic Jewels, Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack
Here's one of the other cards. You can see how adding a mat behind the Daffodil Delight embossed panel really makes it pop, and the cluster of buttons adds a nice touch.
I think all three cards took less than 45 minutes to make. The most time-consuming part was coloring the stamp. If you just inked it up with an ink pad, it would be even faster. So, there you have some easy birthday cards you can add you your stash!
Stamps: Embellished Events, Pretty Postage
Cardstock: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Floral District DSP
Ink: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight,Early Espresso, and Soft Suede Stampin' Write Markers
Big Shot, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits, Perfect Polka-Dots embossing
folder, Early Espresso 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Brights Button Collection,
Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack
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Cindy these are pretty and it always happens with friends BD's they can just sneak up on us :)ReplyDelete
Really great work....its inspiring elegant card's..thanks for sharing.!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards, wish I had the patience to make items like this. I usually get frustrated and make a right mess of things.ReplyDelete