Thursday, September 12, 2019

More Birthday Cards!

I was in the mood to create some more birthday cards after inking up that MFT set from my last post, so I pulled out another new MFT set that I had picked up, Stacey Yacula's Sending Sweet Celebration Wishes.

I love Stacey's work and have some of her designs for Purple Onion Designs, but truthfully they don't get inked up much because they are rubber and I like clear better, so I was so excited to see MFT pick up some of her designs in clear stamps.

Anyway, I wanted to go with kind of an vintage picture book feel, so I stamped a few of the images on some watercolor paper with Versafine Smokey Gray ink.  I then die cut the images using one of the ovals from the Stitched Mini Scallop Oval STAX Die-namics, also from MFT.

The images were then painted using my Kuretake Gansai watercolors.

I experimented a bit with some mats, patterned paper and cardstock as well as twine for an accent but in the end decided that I like the simple look best.

The ovals were adhered to a kraft base, and then I added a sentiment banner using sentiments from the same stamp set and a banner die from the Neat & Tangled Scalloped set which was then popped up with foam tape.

Three more birthday cards for my stash!  I kind of want to make some more, but I think I need to do some focusing on Christmas....

Thanks for visiting!

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  1. Sweet! Love the simplicity of your designs and I agree about the rubber/clear issue. I have a few SY unmounted rubber stamps but they have never seen ink (yet).

  2. LOVE the CAS designs on the scalloped ovals and your coloring, too!