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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Happy Birthday!

This card is one we created in my stamp club.  I didn't have enough chocolate corduroy buttons left for them to use those (you can find some on the Clearance Rack on my SU website--click on the Shop Now link on the right side), but the rest of the card was essentially the same.  I added the rhinestones to the flame after the class because I wanted more blingy stuff on it.
This is a great way to use those small pieces of DSP (designer series paper) that you can't bear to throw away.   Those little pieces make excellent candles!
The candle flame is the wing portion of the XL Bird punch (there is also a leaf/vine shape on that punch).  The candle flames were sponged with Pumpkin pie ink, and the CS (card stock) is More Mustard.

The card base and the largest panel is Poppy Parade and Bashful Blue.  The brown layer is a piece of retired DSP.  We colored the Wish Big stamp with matching markers, and added a rhinestone.  The ribbon is Old Olive grosgrain ribbon.  (and just to give a little FYI, that's pronounced GROW-grain)

Here's this lovely creation:

Here is another birthday card I made using the gorgeous The Open Sea stamp set.  This set is still available from Stampin' Up! as a write-in.  That means even though it's not in the big catalog or the current mini, you can still order it!  This set was originally available in the Summer 2011 Mini.
Let me know if you would like to order this set--it's really beautiful and makes beautiful masculine cards.

This next card is quite simple, and I'm sure I got my inspiration from a blog and some one's creation, but I can't tell you where--I just don't remember.  So if you recognize your work, thanks for the inspiration!
I made a reverse mask to create the setting sun.
How to:  Get a piece of copy paper, cut it so it's larger than the area you want to sponge and punch a hole with a circle punch (I used the 1 3/8" circle punch).  Place the mask (the piece with the hole missing) on your Whisper White CS where you would like your sun to be, and sponge on the Daffodil Delight ink.  Swirl the ink rather than dabbing, and you'll get a smoother image.
Next, swirl-sponge on the pumpkin pie ink.  Remove the mask and admire your beautiful sponging!

Now, stamp your ship using Basic Black ink so it appears to be just below the sun (the sun is still just above the horizon; if it was below the horizon, it wouldn't appear to be perfectly round).  Add some pumpkin pie ribbon, layer top image panel with Pool Party CS, stamp the sentiment, and attach to the card front with dimensionals. 

Thanks for stopping in today.  Make sure you go out and
~ Be Creative~

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