I got a jump start with Stampin’ Up!’s new Birthday Delivery stamp set and Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper in April. It was with great excitement that I accepted the invitation to be a display board stamper for Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage San Diego mini convention on April 8th.
When I accepted the challenge — and it was a challenge — I had no idea what I would be creating with. My assignment turned out to be the Birthday Delivery stamp set and the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper. No framelits so fussy-cutting with my Paper Snips was going to be the plan of the day.
It’s always a challenge when you have nothing to c.a.s.e. from, no samples to check out for inspiration. It’s actually empowering once you get going! I relied on various card layouts for my cards and it worked out nicely.
Here are a few of my cards showcasing the Birthday Delivery stamp set and the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper.
I selected the card front color, Pacific Point, from the bear’s overalls and from the list on the back of the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper pack (144118), available June 1, 2017.
Before running the Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder through the Big Shot with Crumb Cake classic ink, I smeared bits of it on the side where the ‘mortar’ pokes out the back, i.e. the brick wall is flat.
Again, all creatures are fussy cut with the my Paper Snips and attached with small bit of Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Before running the Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder through the Big Shot with Crumb Cake classic ink, I smeared bits of it on the side where the ‘mortar’ pokes out, oozing out from the front of the bricks.
Give me a week or so and I’ll create a link to the steps in creating the card. It’s much easier than it might look.
Here’s another card I made using the Birthday Delivery stamp set from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.
You might have seen this style of card on my blog before, the one with the line drawn with a marker around the outside edges of the card front and main image. It’s so simple and dramatic and, trust me, you’ll be seeing it again!
I used Shimmery White cardstock (much better than Whisper White for water coloring) and stamped the image and greeting using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink (waterproof for water coloring). Then I used my Aqua Painter to color the fox and his separately stamped flag banner. Do you remember how to do that? I squeeze the closed top and bottom lids of a stamp pad towards each other, getting a puddle of ink in the lid. Then I swipe my Aqua Painter in the lid loading the tip with ink and coloring the image. Adjust the color intensity by swiping the tip on your grid paper so the color isn’t too intense. The banner greeting, It’s Your Big Day, was stamped using Soft Suede Classic Ink. The card front uses Soft Suede cardstock.
Finally I drew, free hand so it didn’t have to be perfectly straight, a line around the perimeter of the card front layer, adding little dots here and there, randomly, breaking the line when it approached the greeting, the fox’s tail and foot and the end of the waving banner. I used the Basic Black Marker.
I’ll be sharing a few more sneak peaks of Birthday Delivery projects in the coming days. It was a fun set to play with for sure! You’ll be able to get yours on or after June 1, 2017.