30th birthday card

You might notice something missing in this card.  Yup, the thing that actually indicates it’s for a 30th!  I discovered, after being commissioned to make this one, that the only stamp I had with numbers on wasn’t really suitable so I went off-piste and decided that the 30th bit could be written inside!  Fortunately, my mother-in-law liked the card, even with the missing 30 🙂

Here’s the card:

IMG_0688 with copyright

Materials and measurements:

  • The card base is Whisper White, (half A4, folded and scored at 105mm)
  • I put a mat of Crumb Cake card stock on top of the white, really just a few mm smaller than the card base (100 x 143.5mm, approx)
  • Next I took Blackberry Bliss card stock and using the Chevron TIEF, ran it through the Big Shot.  It’s taken me a while to warm to the embossing folders but I have definitely taken this one to my heart!
  • I cut stars out of Park Lane DSP and Crumb Cake card stock using the Stars framelit dies (my latest crush), then heat embossed “bring on the cake” (from the retired Bring on the Cake stamp set) in gold, by stamping in Versamark and using the heat tool on the gold embossing powder.  I love heat embossing, especially the metallics.
  • Next I stamped “Enjoy” (from the retired Oh Goodie stamp set) and “Happy Birthday” (from the Itty Bitty Banners stamp set) and then cut them out using the Bitty Banners framelit dies.  There are plenty of other small sentiment stamps in the current range that could replace the “Enjoy”.
  • Finally, I punched three stars out of different Park Lane and In Colour DSPs using the star punch from the new Itty Bitty Accents punch pack and applied them top right with three basics rhinestones for a bit of sparkle and balance.

Hope you enjoy it.

Cxx

 

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