I really must get round to posting this card. At work Stef celebrated her work birthday before Christmas- that’s the anniversary of when she joined us at Regus.
I wanted something fun and bright and cute. I started with the balloons- i used some solid stamps to create the balloons and used some post it notes to mask off any overlaps. It didn’t work very well, as you can see some bleed at the top right, but i still think it looks cute, so i don’t mind.
This dog stamp set has been on my stash for many years but it’s still a winner! (Its from Woodware), and then i ravaged my stash to find some accessories to give my little puppy – and this party hat and gift boxes were the perfect accompaniment to this lil’ guy. I used a faber Castell brush marker to blacken the edges of these fussy cut images which make them look like they are supposed to be there.
and today, is actually the (actual) birthday of Matthew – one of our other team members, or as i say, part of our work family. I love ‘em all. They are like my work kids! Happy Birthday mate!
Here’s the card i made for him – with this sweet Avery Elle Party Animal stamp set. I picked this up at my local scrapbook store, which was having a 50% off sale -so i managed to pick up a stash full of goodies, and also told them they need to stock more Avery Elle, Paper Smooches, Lawn Fawn and Mama Elephant. Hee hee!
For the balloons in the first card i used a dye ink, but had to stamp a few times to get a more even result, so for the balloon animal i used pigment ink – it worked better for me.
I cut a polaroid from white cardstock and backed this with vellum to create a soft background. I used the lawn fawn stitched rectangle die to cut out a rectangle of blue cardstock and then also cut out some stars from this panel. The stars i stamped with a grid design in white pigment ink, and the rest i stamped with blue ink to create a tone on tone effect. Of course a few sequins were necessary, even though this is for a boy. HEEHEE!