my blog yesterday, I said I'd check out the Tutti Frutti Stampin' Spots
(SS) in the afternoon.
I said this because I'd found my Basic Black Archival SS,
that was in my Lots of Happy All-Inclusive Kit which I opened on
Wednesday, was very dry.
I also said I thought it was probably because the
ink hadn't been stored upside down!
When I'd tidied up on Wednesday, I
made sure the Tutti Frutti SS were all upside down, and I'm very pleased
to say that when I stamped with them yesterday, they all stamped
I have heard from some people that quite a few of the SS
have been found to be quite dry, and I'm very confident I've found the
I'd be very interested hearing from anyone where this hasn't
been the case!
I'd finished my testing, I started working on the project for Sunday's
video, which is a storage idea for SS and more!
Once I'd reached the
point where I think I have it sussed, I started working on today's card.
We have so many super stamp sets, I found it really difficult to make
up my mind which set I wanted to use first! LOL!
chose the Party Pandas Stamp Set for the images and the Picture Perfect
Birthday Stamp Set for the sentiment.
Black and white is the obvious
colour scheme to go for but, in my mind, that's not very suitable for a
child's birthday card.
I decided to colour the party hat using the
Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry Marker Pens.
This made it easy to use
Crushed Curry Cardstock (CS) for layering.
the base of my card I used Whisper White CS, with a
layer of Crushed Curry CS and a top layer of Whisper White CS.
embossed this top layer using the Petal Burst Embossing Folder.
Basic Black Archival Ink, and two squares of Whisper White CS, I stamped
the Panda on one, and the sentiment on the other one.
layered both squares onto slightly larger squares of Crushed Curry CS,
and then onto larger squares of Basic Black CS.
Normally I adhere my
images and sentiments in straight lines, but I remember commenting on
one of the swaps I received at OnStage in November, saying I should tilt
my images and sentiments so I don't have to struggle with straight
The idea worked well!
The only slight problem was remembering
which side of the Panda not to put Dimensionals on, but I succeeded....... eventually!
finished the front of the card by adding three black Rhinestones
randomly around the sentiment.
Inside the card I adhered a layer of Crushed Curry CS, and then a layer
of Whisper White CS.
Using Basic Black Archival Ink, I stamped the
Panda holding the envelope, and painted the heart on the envelope using my
Crushed Curry Marker Pen.
I can see this stamp being a great success for
Valentine Day cards! It's just so cute!
The Party Pandas Stamp Set is a Sale-a-bration gift that will be available free, from 3rd January 2018, with an order of €60/£45.
That's it from me today, so until tomorrow, happy crafting.