I hadn't stamped in two weeks and I was long overdue. Today's card was inspired by some new photopolymer stamps I have received in a new order this week, namely Endless Birthday Wishes (along with the new Blendabilities colors I was missing to complete my collection - they're going to be available to customers on August 1st to stay tuned). I really like those mix and matches font sentiments SU!'s including in their photopolymer stamp sets, and the birthday cake and dot images are also super adorable. If you are looking for this set, it's not featured in the catalogue, but you can see it HERE.
To get started with my design, I drew inspiration from the ColourQ challenge #251 and the Nacho Average sketch #99. For the back of the card, I used another photopolymer stamp set (this one offered in the annual catalogue) called Dotty Angles. It was stamped in Blackberry Bliss on matching cardstock, one of our new 2014-2016 In Color. It should be pointed out that since two of the colours in the cQc combo were retired, I changed the combo for something very similar using current colours. I also substituted Blushing Bride to Pretty in Pink.
The cake was colored with Blendabilities markers and I wanted a brushstroke look on it so I made sure to go over the lines when coloring. (Just in case you thought my coloring was getting sloppy!) In Color sequins were added at the top of the image. The mat was embossed using the Chevron embossing folder, and Sweet Dots in matching colors were added to the side.
I used Melon Mambo Core'dinations cardstock for the point underneath for texture (the Core'dinations cardstock packs are available in the Clearance Rack at a deeply reduced price, so I encourage you to get some, either for your 12 x 12 scrapbooking or to add texture to your cards). A piece of Calypso Coral chevron ribbon was added as well. This ribbon is currently offered in the Weekly Deals in Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry at a rebate right now, so check this out as well!
Color Combo: Blackberry Bliss + Melon Mambo + Calypso Coral +
Blushing Bride + Whisper White
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Endless Birthday Wishes, Dotty Angles
Cardstock: Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo Core'dinations, Blushing Bride, Whisper White
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride
Accessories: 2013-2015 In Color Sequins, Sweet Dots, Calypso Coral Chevron Ribbon,
Stampin' Dimensionals, Chevron Embossing Folder, Blendabilities Markers, White Envelope,