Hello and welcome back, crafty friends! Today I have a sweet birthday card using (what I think) are the cutest stamps ever by Simon Says Stamp! Just look at those sweet animals using the Fingerprint Doodles Stamp! Aren’t they just adorable? I bought this stamp hoping that in a year or two, my daughter will be able to make some cards using her own fingerprint…I can’t wait!! While I haven’t classified this as a “Quick Make” card, I made it fairly fast, and if I just stamped the sentiment instead of heat embossing, that would have made it even quicker! Let’s get started on today’s card.
I am finally working my way through Rainbow Maker, the new class over at Online Card Classes, so I knew I wanted to use rainbow inks. After I chose my favorite inks, I picked which animals I wanted to use and I matched them up to a color. I found it easiest to lay out the little critter stamps out as I wanted them spaced, pick up the entire lot with a large acrylic block (or your Misti!), and stamp the whole lot onto the panel. Leaving room for the sentiment, of course! I practiced on a piece of scratch paper before I did the animals on my card panel.
After I had my animal outlines stamped, I used a few of the provided fingerprint stamps that come in the set and gave all the animals their basic color. After my ink dried, I went in with colored pencils and added just a hint of shading, cheeks, and color to their arms and legs. And, you can’t see it at all in these photos, but I also added Wink of Stella to that cootie patootie bunny!
For the sentiment, I used Versafine Onxy Black ink and clear embossing powder to stamp the “happy birthday” sentiment (from Hero Arts Irreverant Birthday Messages Stamp) and “you’re” from (Avery Elle Welcome Home Stamp). I used Lawn Fawn Lobster ink to stamp ‘one of a kind’ so it would emphasise those words.
I found a perfect striped patterned paper from my stash to put behind my panel. I trimmed the patterned paper to about 4″ x 5.5″ so the card base would still be showing along the top and bottom. Then I trimmed my stamped panel down about .25″ around the whole panel and used a bright yellow craft foam and Be Creative double sided tape to secure it to the card base. I just love how the yellow is so fun and an unexpected burst of color behind the front panel.
And, that my friends, is the card done! See? I told you it was easy-peasy!
I’m entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Stamp It.
Thanks for stopping by today and…
See Y’all next time!!
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FULL SUPPLY LIST
Simon Says Stamp: Fingerprint Doodles Stamp, A2 Top-Folding Card Base
Hero Arts: Ultra Pink Shadow Dye Ink, Aqua Ink (MMH May Kit), Amethyst Ink (MMH May Kit), Irreverent Birthday Messages Stamp, Clear Embossing Powder, Wagner Heat Tool
Avery Elle: Welcome Home Stamp
Lawn Fawn Dye Ink: Lobster, Jalapeno
Distress Inks: Spiced Marmalade
Altenew Ink: Warm Sunshine
Memento Dye Ink: Paris Dusk
Versafine Pigment Ink: Onyx Black
Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencil: 9201-131 Medium Flesh
Faber Castell Student Watercolor Pencils: 432, 487
Prima Marketing, Inc Watercolor Pencils Earth Tones: 88, 89, 94, 111
My Favorite Things: Rainbow Stripes 6×6 Paper Pack
Yellow Craft Foam, Be Creative 25mm Tape, Kukoyo Tape Runner, Tonic 8.5″ Guillatine, DoCrafts Acrylic Block, EK Success Powder Tool, Wink of Stella