Tuesday, February 20, 2018

One Year Older Birthday Card

Good morning, Stampin' Friends! I'm just back from a few days at the beach with some of my favorite crafty crew, and it felt wonderful to laugh, snack, and craft with those fabulous ladies. One of the projects I completed was a little sneak peek of the March Stamp of the Month for this week's Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge! I'm also linking up to this week's Seize the Birthday Challenge.
March's Stamp of the Month is a cheerful mix of birthday themed sentiments...but I wanted to contract those images with the super gorgeous florals from Chelsea Gardens. This kit has been my favorite of the current Expression idea book. It's been so uber popular that the coordinating embellies are only available in the KIT now, so if you've been waiting on this line, now's the time!  CTMH has a pretty great deal going this month (while supplies lat) if you love PINK as much as I do!
It's hard to see here but I stamped the background of the white square with second generation Sweet Leaf ink using the YAY! image. This stamp set is mostly sentiments, and I needed a festive IMAGE, so I flipped the zero stamp (it comes with these adorable outline number images to customize it for birthday ages) and stamped the back of that image to create my balloons. Both the balloons and the dots on the "1" are painted with Gold shimmer pen, so there's a nice sparkle in real life, too. I added a little hand drawn border around the main card element with a journaling pen to help it pop against that lovely floral background.

MY giveaway to celebrate the 250th sketch over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge is finally over (sorry for my technical difficulties!) and the winner is SUE D! I've already emailed her so she can claim her very own adorable February Stamp of the Month. Thanks for stopping by!


Sue D said...

Cute birthday card design.
I responded to your email--thanks so much!

Lindsey said...

Love this in the blues and greens! Nice job repurposing your stamp to make such festive balloons, too. Thanks for joining Seize the Birthday!

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