Saturday, 26 June 2010

Stampin’ Up Birthday Cake Card

This is card made using a stamp from the Happy Moments stamp set from Stampin’ Up.
Stampin Up Birthday cake
I’ve kept things very simple,  I am just thrilled that when I use a stamp it doesn’t splodge and smudge everywhere. Planning anything too fancy always seems to end in disaster.
Stampin Up Birthday Cake Card
I’ve done the basic in colouring, using  the fine tip end of my Whisper pens, adding tiny weenie gems from a nail decorating set from Poundland, for embellishing the fine detail.
I have then mat and layered the design on  pale pink gingham paper  and silver foil card.

Stamping – Top Tips

In answer to one of the comments left today about advice  for a newcomer to stamping, most regular readers know that stamping doesn’t come easy to me, especially when I see what other people produce for their blogs.
I keep things VERY simple,  almost always using a black Staz On ink pad because I have found it gives me the best results and dries very quickly, I then I do the  minimum of colouring in with Whisper or Pro Marker pens.
I usually stamp my chosen  design on Papermill linen card several times until I am happy with the result and then cut round it, to mat and layer – I don’t have the courage to stamp directly on a card blank.
As my friend Lisa is a Stampin Up Rep I tend to buy most of my stamps from her now and I have to say they do stamp like a dream.