Friday, February 19, 2016

Stretching Your Stamps for Another Birthday Card

Back again today, but with a focus on stretching your stamps a little more. Also, joining over at Seize The Birthday this week where I was originally thinking of their topping: "cupcake", since I love eating them as well as coloring them, but ended up with something different.

Also, joining Kathy's " The Daily Marker 30 day challenge" over at The Daily Marker where you can join in daily. This challenge runs through March 1st and it's always an inspiration to see what she has done for the day.

Here is my card:
First off, I must admit I adore this stamp set: Winter Friends from Pretty Pink Posh and figured to strech my stamp set even more. By first looking at it, one thinks "Winter or Christmas", but by viewing them from different angles you may be able to see another image. 

Here, I looked at the Christmas ornaments upside down on purpose and thought "balloons". All I did was alter it by cutting the little hook. So at times, re-look at your images and try viewing them upside down to see if it resembles something different or view them side ways as well. 

Next, I added some balloon strings. You can draw them in, but since I had another stamp set on my desk, I thought "why not". It's from the Lila's Heart from Simon Says Stamp. The coffee mug and adorable little penguin was a perfect pair to add together to create a fun element.

I wanted the center as my focus, so I used this fabulous Scallop Frames and added some fun foam underneath to give it some dimension. Also, added the sentiment from Essentials By Ellen called Fancy Thanks as it has wonderful sayings and font style.

Last, but not least, I added some fun sequins from Pretty Pink Posh using 4mm in Sea BreezeLemon Drop, and Raspberry along with Wink of Stella over the balloons, coffee mug, and little bow to add more sparkles. 

As always, if you haven't checked out the challenge, please stop over to check out the amazing inspiration over there. 



  1. Adorably festive Liz! A delightful card!!

  2. Brilliant card, love your layout, design and colouring.