Happy Birthday To You Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set …
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Sale-A-Bration Happy Birthday To You …
Check it out … this exuberant cake just screams “celebrate” and indeed that is one of the sentiments in the set. And the good news is that as of 1st February, you will be able to purchase dies to cut out the cake, flowers and other elements in this stamp set. Yaaay!
Beginner, Casual and Avid Crafters
For this hop, I am doing the “Beginner, Casual and Avid” samples. If you are familiar with Stampin’ Up! you will have seen these terms used quite a bit this year.
A beginner crafter is someone who is new to stamping, and will be looking to create with just inks, stamps and paper.
A casual crafter is someone who thinks that this papercrafting lark is pretty good and is keen to move beyond the basic supplies, maybe get a punch or two … or even invest in a diecutting machine.
An avid crafter is feeling the passion, knows that getting into the craft room is an inexpensive form of therapy, and is accumulating lots of “things”. Of course, she wants to use them all and doesn’t blink an eye at taking an hour to make a card! 😉
Which type of crafter are you?
My beginner project is very simple and uses basic supplies. It is truly Simple Stamping using Stamps, Inks and Cardstock …. with colouring using inks and Blender Pen.
Directions Beginner Card …
- Stamp the cake and Happy Birthday sentiment onto the Whisper White Folded card using Crumb Cake ink.
- Colour the cake with a Blender Pen and Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive inks.
- Add shading around the base of the cake stand with Blender Pen and Pool Party inks.
This card uses minimal products:- Happy Birthday to You Cling Stamp set (free Sale-A-Bration item), four inks (Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive), one cardstock (Whisper White Thick), Blender Pen. And amazingly (for me) …. no adhesives!!!
The Casual project adds just a few additional supplies, a little fussy cutting and a different colouring method. For this project, I have coloured the cake with Water Colour Pencils and an Aqua Painter.
Directions Casual Card …
- Stamp Happy Birthday using Stamparatus and Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto Whisper White folded card,
- Stamp the dot image onto card front with Pool Party and Peark Pizzazz inks, stamping off to get a lighter image.
- Adhere a strip of Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper onto cardfront.
- Stamp the cake image onto Shimmery White Cardstock with Stazon Jet Black Ink. Colour with Watercolour Pencils (Granny Apply Green, Early Espresso, Coastal Cabana and Old Olive) and and Aqua Painter.
- Fussy cut the coloured cake and adhere to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
My project for the over the top Avid Stamper takes just a little more time, and requires some serious sponging!
Directions Avid Card …
- Stamp texture image from Artisan Textures Stamp Set twice using Soft Sea Foam ink onto the front of folded Whisper White Thick cardstock.
- Stamp the “Birthday” part of sentiment with Early Espresso Ink over the texture image on card front (mask “happy” with washi tape before inking … don’t forget to remove the tape before stamping). Repeat process to stamp “Happy” onto card front.
- Emboss a strip of Soft Suede cardstock with Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder. Sponge Early Espresso ink over the piece to highlight the texture.
- Adhere the embossed strip to card front. Adhere two strips of Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper to card front.
- Stamp the cake twice onto Whisper White Thick cardstock with Black Memento ink.
- Colour onevcake image with Stampin’ Blends – Soft Seafoam Light and Dark, Old Olive Light and Dark, Crumb Cake Light and Dark, Pool Party Light and dark. Colour the flowers only on the second cake image.
- Fussy Cut one cake image in full and the flowers only out of the second cake image.
- Adhere the flowers onto cake with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Adhere piece onto card front with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
I am really looking forward to seeing what the rest of the design team members Sale-A-Bration favourites are. Here is the full list of hop participants … visit them all and be inspired.
If you are in Australia and would like to purchase any of the products used to create the projects featured in my blog, please visit my online shop. And if you are shopping online, don’t forget to use the current month’s rewards/host code to receive a free tutorial bundle and handmade card from me at the end of the month.