I went to a stamping retreat this weekend and spent almost two complete days stamping, so I have a ton of new projects to share with you. I am also happy to report that this might have been the first time I've been stamping away from home where I have been so productive. I tried to keep the stuff I brought to a reasonable minimum and I am happy to report that I had planned well. The only thing I really missed were my ink pads. I had brought my marker set instead and it worked out fine, but those bigger images take forever to ink with markers!
Anywho, I had printed the weekly challenges from various blogs to bring as inspiration and the first card I am sharing with you today was inspired by both the Mojo Monday Sketch challenge (#316) and the Friday Mashup challenge (#133). It was a great chance to ink my new Birthday Cake single stamp. I like the sleek modern look of this image and I think it looks great paired with the suggested color combo.
The cute-font sentiment is from a hostess set called Exprimez-vous. On my background cardstock, I stamped numbers at random from the Morning Post Numbers stamp set (Holidays catalogue, p. 36) to create a background.
The background was embossed with the Mosaic embossing folder, and the Crushed Curry cardstock was first die-cut with a Deco Labels Collection Framelits and embossed with the Stylish Stripes embossing folder (also from the Holiday Catalogue). A piece of Designer tape from the Epic Day collection was added to the image block, as well as a line of rhinestones on the cake and a butterfly punched out of Silver glimmer paper, on which I glued a Basic Grey Candy Dot. (Tip: I added a drop of Multipurpose Liquid Glue behind the Candy Dot to make sure it would stay in place on the glimmer paper, because not every adhesive work on the glittery surface. Liquid glue or Crystal Effects are your best bets.)
A piece of Crushed Curry Chevron ribbon was tied around the card, and three little banners were die-cut out of the beautiful Silver paper (sold in the Holidays catalogue as well) using the Bitty Banners Framelits.
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Birthday Cake, Exprimez-vous, Morning Post Numbers
Cardstock: Basic Grey, Smoking Slate, Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Silver paper, Silver glimmer paper
Ink: Basic Grey
Big Shot: Bitty Banners Framelits, Deco Labels Collection Framelits, Mosaic embossing folder,
Stylish Stripes embossing folder
Accessories: Small Butterfly punch, Epic Day Designer Tape, Neutrals Candy Dots,
Stampin' Markers, Stampin' Dimensionals, Subtles Designer buttons,
Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon, Whisper White envelope