Happy birthday with Sweetest thing

Happy Monday Stampin friends, how was your weekend?
We had planned to visit a local artisan market but when we arrived the heavens opened and it poured down, i mean POURED! we attempted to park the car as close as we could as it was mostly inside but couldn’t find a parking space and ended up going home 🙁

Not been upto much this weekend, I’ve sorted out my retiring supplies which ill list on my website for sale soon, i’m keeping quite a few. I just cannot bare to part with some including today’s stamp set, Sweetest thing. I will update you when they are listed.

I’ve been using this stamp set a lot lately, ‘you don’t know what you’ve got till its gone’ springs to mind. This set is sadly going to retire from the catalogue soon. Its such a versatile stamp set and can be used not only for birthday cards but Valentines day cads too.
Teams up brilliantly with the Well said bundle for the sentiment.
You have until 3rd June or until sold out (whichever comes first) to get your Sweetest thing bundle.

a bundle which saves you 10% or individually.
matching papers are a must! They have the perfect mix of small images and larger images which can be cut out to create images for cards and no stamping needed. (see previous post)

Card details

  • Cut watercolour card stock 10.3cm x 17.3cm
  • Using an aqua painter or paint brush, apply just water to your watercolour cardstock where you will be applying colour. This helps the colour to be applied to the cardstock without drying out to quickly.
  • Water colour the background in small segments in Melon mambo, Daffodil delight, Highland heather & Granny apple green ink. Use a heat gun to merge the watercolour colours together to create an ombre effect.
  • Stamp the two sweet jar images onto whisper white cardstock and colour the sweets in using your preferred medium or matching Stampin up blends.
  • Die cut a scalloped circle from the Layering circles framelits set in vellum
  • emboss the vellum using the subtle embossing folder. Its a beaut and gives a lovely linen textured look.
  • Adhere the scallop die cut piece 2/3rds of the way up the left hand side of the watercolour card using just a few dabs of tombow glue. You’ll want to put the glue where it’ll be covered by the sweet jar.
  • Adhere the sweet jar images to your watercolour cardstock using 3d foam pads
  • Die cut the happy birthday sentiment from ‘Well said’ bundle in melon mambo. Adhere to your card with the ‘Happy’ overlapping the sweet jar, use tombow glue where the sentiment touches the sweet jar.
  • Cut two strips of dsp 1.5cm wide x 17.3cm, use double sided adhesive (no wider than 5mm) or tombow glue, run the glue along the longer lengths of the watercolour cardstock and adhere the dsp to the sides giving you 1cm of dsp showing either side.
  • Apply 3d foam pads to the back of the front panel, adhere to your card base 17.8cm x 12.6cm (5″x7″)
  • finally, randomly adhere Iridescent sequins to the front of your card 🙂

All supplies used to create this card can be purchased from my stampin up website here

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