Tuesday, August 9, 2022

A Birthday Card

It's Tuesday which is my day to share a project created for Topflight Stamps! This week my teammates and I are showcasing Lavinia Stamps' fantastic products. I decided to create a slimline birthday card with the Bayleaf Cottage Clear Polymer StampFir Tree Clear Polymer Stamp, foliage from the Floral Wreath Clear Polymer Stamp Set, and a sentiment from the Heartfelt Verses Clear Polymer Stamp Set. I also used the Divine Stencil and one of the masks from the Acetate Hills Masks set. 

Here it is!

Topflight Stamps Products Used:

Other Products Used:
Bristol Paper by Strathmore®
Desert Storm Smooth Cardstock from the Environment® Papers Collection by Neenah Papers
Grey Tint, Light Grey, Grey, Green Grey, Green shadow, Oatmeal, Tea Rose, and Blush Zig® Clean Color Markers by Kuretake
Misty Morning, Forget-Me-Not, Peach Glow, Rosewood, Greystone, and Fern Zig® PhotoTwin Markers by Kuretake
Fancy Tags Die Set by Spellbinders®
Repositionable Labels by Avery®
Post-It® Notes by 3M
STAY-tion™ by Wendy Vecchi for Ranger Ink
Stamping Platform

  1. Cut a piece of Desert Storm cardstock to 8" x 9". Score at 4" and fold to form a 4" x 9" card. Set aside.
  2. Cut a panel of Bristol paper to 4" x 9".
  3. Use a stamping platform and Nocturne VersaFine Clair Ink to stamp the Bayleaf Cottage onto repositionable label paper and onto the panel of Bristol paper. 
  4. Fussy-cut the label paper version and place it atop its counterpart as a mask. 
  5. Use magnets to secure the image panel to the STAY-tion.
  6. Brush Violet ChalkDella Blue, and Blue Lagoon Elements Inks over the masked image panel.
  7. Brush Blue Lagoon Elements Ink over the Divine Stencil.*
  8. Place the least curvy hill mask under the stones of the Bayleaf Cottage and brush Graphite Elements Ink over the stencil towards the base of the image panel.
  9. Use Rainforest VersaFine Clair Ink to stamp the Fir Tree around the masked image, using first and second generation stamping. 
  10. Lift the mask was lifted and retain for another use. 
  11. Use Zig Clear Color and PhotoTwin Watercolor Markers to color the Bayleaf Cottage.**
  12. Randomly stamp the foliage from the Floral Wreath Clear Polymer Stamp Set with Green Oasis and Verdant VersaFine Clair Ink along the bottom of the image panel.
  13. Trim the image panel to 3.75" x 8.75".
  14. Use Blue Lagoon Elements Ink to edge the panel.
  15. Use Purple Delight VersaFine Clair Ink to stamp "Happy Birthday" from the Heartfelt Verses Clear Polymer Stamp Set onto a left-over piece of Desert Storm cardstock. 
  16. Heat set the ink.
  17. Use one of the dies from the Fancy Tags Die set to cut the sentiment.
  18. Use Blue Lagoon to edge the sentiment die-cut. 
  19. Adhere the sentiment to the image panel as shown.
  20. Adhere the image panel to the reserved  4" x 9" card, which will fit in a #10 envelope. 
  • I tried to randomly brush the ink over the stencil. I guess I'm too Virgo, because it's still very uniform. Alas!
  • My first version used watercolor pencils. It was coming out okay, but then I tried to fix a mistake and ruined it. What a bummer.
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