Sunday, 10 July 2016

Celebrate with Cake!

I have a fun card to share today with the new MFT products which are so great for Birthday cards.

I used the adorable Beary Special Birthday by Birdie Brown and wanted to combine two of the cake images with a sentiment from Big Birthday Sentiments so used Blueprints 28 for a little card interactivity!   I started with some thick white card and die cut the main part of the die with it - this gives you an open flap and I stamped the bear carrying the cake onto the front of the flap.  I cut another piece of white card slightly smaller and put it underneath, drawing a light pencil outline through the open flap to allow me to work out where to stamp my "inside" image.  I coloured both with copics.

For the sentiment - the one I selected I wanted to split into two - one part on the outside and one on the inside.  Last week I talked about "cutting" stamps but I know that can be scary so I wanted to show you another trick - using washi tape to cover up the bits you don't want before inking.

You can see here I used some tape to cover up the part of the sentiment I used on the outside before inking up the bottom line - if you take some care to "tuck" the tape into the gap you can use this trick on most stamps.  Just ink over the tape and peel it off before stamping.   I added another sentiment to the inside of the card as there are some fabulous birthday sentiments in this set.

To add the fun frame I die cut the blueprint again from paper from the Party Time pad from Echo Park and simply trimmed the fold line on the flap with scissors to remove it.

  • We have just received the latest releases from Neat and Tangled and Stamping Bella
  • We have an order in for the new Christmas in July release from Concord and 9th which includes a re-release of the Take A Bough tree dies and it should be here by the end of the week.
  • There is a new release from Lil' Inker Designs and we should have that very soon too.
  • We are waiting on restocks hitting the UK from Kuretake but again hope to have those this week or next.

1 comment:

  1. What a cute card! There were so many lovely stamps to choose from in the MFT release this release and I went for the dinosaurs instead. I wish that I'd chosen these instead now. I need to win the lottery!


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