Among the many types of cards I make, I seem to be making more birthday cards at the moment than any other type. This stamp set, Number of Years, offers several occasions to make a custom made card. I guess we can never have enough birthday cards 🙂
The What Will You Stamp Challenge Blog‘s theme this week is to use Number of Years stamp set on a card project. Here is my project for using this stamp set. To view the challenge cards from the design team and from crafters like me and you, click here to go to the blog page.
The card base is made with Thick Whisper White card stock. Once it is scored and folded, it measures 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (standard US card base). I used a layer of white card stock that is 1/8″ smaller than the card base. The heat embossed piece of paper is 1/8″ smaller than the white layer. For a nice balance visually, I chose to hang the sentiment from twine. The stamping was done on thick Whisper White paper and the stamped images were embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. The heat embossed images are sealed beneath the melted powder which allows me to add ink and water to pool around the images. This technique is called Emboss Resist. It’s a very simple way to add texture to a simple card. I used a water brush to apply ink directly to the card stock and swirl around the embossed images.
The sentiment is stamped onto Mint Macaron card stock with Mint Macaron ink. After stamping with green ink, I went over this with white embossing to create a shadow look to the Happy Birthday sentiment. I mounted this onto a piece of Blooms and Bliss patterned paper that contains the same color green as the ink and card stock. To create interest and pull the eye down the card, I used White Baker’s Twine to wrap the card front before it was mounted to the card base with dimensional adhesive. The sentiment was hung to the bow by poking a hole in the paper with a Paper Piecing Tool. It was a snap!
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This was a fun card to work on and I really enjoyed making this into a birthday card. Being as it is January, I can start thinking of how many birthday cards I will need to make this year. I better get cracking! Don’t forget to pop over to the What Will You Stamp Challenge to see all of the great cards. I have been asked to be a permanent member of the Design Team and am over the moon excited to work with these talented crafters to bring you more card making inspiration. This week’s challenge is #100 and it will be an exciting challenge! Thanks for stopping by today, I hope to have you here again soon 🙂
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