Friday, October 20, 2017

Mom’s Birthday Card

It's my Mom's birthday on the 29th.  I love making birthday cards and my new favorite stamp set is Papertrey Ink's Botanical Letter Stamp Set.  Although it's been out since March, I've just recently purchased it and found that it can be used for so many different occasions, and it's also very pretty.  I've used it for Christmas cards, Birthday cards, Wedding cards, and letter stamp sets are always great for personalizing. I wanted to make a special card for my mom and so I combined this set with the Make It Market-Wonderland Holiday Kit that I just received.  I love combining different sets and creating something unique.  Here's the card I made:

I stamped "MOM" with the Botanical Letter Stamp Set on white cardstock.  I find it easiest to use a ruler and draw a light line with a pencil on where you want to place your letters.  I always stamp the middle letter first and then work my way out for evenness in spacing.  The pencil line can be easily erased after the ink dries.  I used my Tombow Mono Sand and Rubber Eraser.  This eraser is also great for erasing mistakes that you may make from accidentally transferring ink from your fingers to cards or light ink mark mistakes that you may make.  It has two ends, a rough end and a smooth end.  I use the rough end to take the pencil mark or ink out and then smooth it out with the smooth end.  It won't take out full stamped ink images, just light ink mistakes or in this case, pencil marks. I also blended Abandoned Coral Distress Ink Oxide around the stamped letters.  I used the large Brushed Off Oval Die to cut out the shape on Berry Sorbet Cardstock. I dabbed some Stampin' Up Rose Red ink onto the opening edges just to make it pop. I stamped some Wonderland Greenery with Stampin' Up Old Olive ink, Rose Red ink, Cameo Coral ink, and PTI  Simply Chartreuse ink.  I layered these on the top and lower edges of the oval shape. I stamped the "Birthday Wishes" sentiment from the Meadow Greens Stamp Set in the bottom right corner. I adhered this piece on top of the "MOM" image using double sided foam tape and then placed it on a white card base.

Thanks for stopping in today!

Card Supplies:
Botanical Letter Stamp Set
White Cardstock
Berry Sorbet Cardstock
Tombow Mono Sand and Rubber Eraser
Brushed Off Oval Die
Abandoned Coral Distress Ink Oxide
Meadow Greens Stamp Set

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