July has been a busy, busy month! With the 4th of July, and our many birthdays, this month has been busy…and it is only half over! Oh, and squeeze in a high school class reunion! I have made several cards, but just haven’t had the time to update my blog. I used a couple of tips I found on some fellow cardmaker’s blogs. Thank you Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner!
Here is what I came up with…
I used the Balloons stencil from Simon Says Stamp and my distress inks to make the balloons. I then used the wiggly lines from the Hand Written Borders stamp set to make the strings. I thought they came out cute!. I had a cup cake stamp from Verve and wanted to try another technique that I had seen some time ago to make this a “scratch and sniff” card. Chocolate of course! LOL! I mixed some instant pudding mix with some clear embossing powder and embossed the “icing” of the cupcake. I had stamped it first with some dark brown ink as I found when I just embossed the mixture, the icing was too light. I used my Wink of Stella clear pen to put some sparkle on the flowers and then added some Glossy Accents.
I had seen Jennifer McGuire create her own glitter paper on a card she made, so I decided to make some paper to die cut the “happy birthday” out from. I was very happy with the result! I know I will be doing this again!
I printed my sentiment from the computer and then used a balloon die from Simon Says Stamp to cut out the sentiment. I used some distress ink to ink up the edges.
A peek inside…
This was a fun, simple, and easy card to make in a hurry. I’m sure I will be using these techniques again!
And one final look…
Stamps – Verve – Birthday Bash; cupcake Affair; Simon Says Stamps – Handwritten Borders
Dies: Memory Box – Happy, Birthday
Distress Inks – Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Shaded Lilac
Wink of Stella – Clear