A Special Birthday

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to this month’s InspireInk blog hop.

The theme this month is “Milestone Birthday”

I have to say this was a bit tricky, I really miss the Large Numbers for this sort of card.

Instead, I have used the small numbers in the Pick a Pennant stamp set and used it like confetti in the background.

I started with the large Happy Birthday from the One for All set, stamping this with versamark ink and then heat embossed with clear powder.

This was repeated with the little numbers.

The Pick a Pennant stamp set also had some cute stars which I decided to include in the design.

I wanted these to be yellow so I applied some Pineapple Punch over the card using a sponge. Once dry, the stars were added using versamark ink and embossed.

To complete the card, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay and Highland Heather inks were sponged over the embossing.

Excess ink was removed from the embossing with a barely damp cloth.

For some added interest I spritzer some water over the piece, lifting a little of the ink. Texture was added with the Scattered Sequins embossing folder.

I hope you enjoyed this project.

Please click below to continue along the hop. Next up is Angelina!

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity x

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Amazing Bokeh

Good Morning Everyone,

Sometimes I have absolutely no idea what I am going to make…. This project was one of those, but I am really pleased with the result.

This stamp set immediately caught my eye in the new annual catalogue so I started with the stamp. After trying a few ink colours, I tried heat embossing the image.

I then decided to use the emboss resist technique to bring out the detail. The colours I picked out were Balmy Blue, Pool Party and Soft Sea Foam. The ink was applied with sponge daubers.

For added interest, I lightly spritzed the card with water, dabbed off the excess and dried with a heat tool.

The panel was adhered to some Basic Gray card stock and then added to a Soft Sea Foam card base.

Rather than stamping a sentiment, I used the Celebrate You thinlits. These were cut from Basic Black and Basic Gray card stock. For some dimension, “you” was cut three times and glued together.

Finally, some pearl white adhesive sequins were added to the card.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

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Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity x

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Big Shot

[143263]

£102.00

Inspire.Create #020

Good Morning!

The Inspire.Create design team have created some wonderful projects with this card sketch challenge. You can see them all here!

I used the sketch to help with the design of this year’s Father’s Day card.

I chose Blueberry Bushel as the main colour for the design.

I cut and scored a card base in the usual way and then used the Maps Dynamic Textures embossing folder to emboss the front.

A 2 inch strip of Blueberry Bushel DSP was adhered to a 2-1/2 inch piece of Lemon Lime Twist card stock. Night of Navy Baker’s Twine was wrapped around the panel and then adhered to the card base with dimensionals.

I used the Another Wonderful Year stamp set and Blueberry Bushel ink to stamp the sentiment on to a 1/2 inch strip of Whisper White card stock.

Dimensional adhesive was used to secure the sentiment to the card.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity x

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Big Shot

[143263]

£102.00