Mission accomplished! I had 3 friends celebrating their birthdays with the week and I wanted to challenge myself to make 3 different cards using the Cycle Celebration Stamp Set and also the Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper!
I often forget about stamp a tone on tone and when I do – I always like the end result! I did “tweak” this a bit as the base color is So Saffron and then I stamped the candles in Daffodil Delight! (I thought it need a bit more zip!)
The best tip I can share with you is to get that ruler out and let it do it’s thing! I measured ¼” up from the bottom and then the half way point of the So Saffron piece.
Next thing was after making a template with the Stamp-a-ma-jig I stamped my 1st candle smack dap in the middle…then went to the outer 2 sides and then filled in! Doing it this way always takes minimal time with a great result!
I did the same with the bicycle, centering the middle…then using the Stamp-a-ma-jig to do the outers! Works like a charm each and every time!
I did feel that the card was “flat” so I stamped my sentiment and then did my trick whenever I am lazy….simple “free-hand” cut it out and then mat it – do the same and PRESTO – a cute sentiment, naturally popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals!
Since I have been ignoring ribbon lately ( and I do not know why) – I thought the Raspberry Ripple Stitched Ribbon would be perfect…and it is! Just a nice balance of color and a great finishing touch!
Talk about “finishing touches”…well the Candy Dots in the bicycle are just too darn cute! I will admit…I bought a BUNCH of the “brads” that coordinate with the Candy Dots….and I have not used 1!!! They are soooo easy to pick up and place…why do another step!
You know me…the envelope is coming….now how darn cute is this liner! Could it be any better…..no way! I simply could not resist and had to stamp the front of the envelope! It was the perfect finishing touch that me friend Connie will love when she goes to her mailbox!
I had to work yesterday and I am sooooo confused on the day of the week! Thank goodness it is Friday – the weekend is here….and boy do I have a treat for you on Monday….(fingers crossed)…it is my friends birthday and I think I will make her smile!
I hope that your holiday was fabulous! When I went to put the horse out last night...I could hear the "popping" of fireworks outside! Here's to the weekend and until tomorrow!