Saturday, April 1, 2017

Fiesta Birthday (Rose Hill Stamp Camp 03/25/2017)

This festive and fun birthday card was the one we made at my table at Rose Hill Stamp Camp last Saturday, March 25.  What a fun card!  Thanks to Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Linda Cullen for the great idea!  You can view more of Linda's creations at

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Stamp Sets
* Birthday Fiesta (inside sentiment -- see below)
* Window Shopping (Happy Birthday)
* Whisper White Thick card stock (8-1/2” x 5-1/2; 2” x 2”)
* Whisper White card stock (4-1/4” x 3”)
* Melon Mambo card stock (5-1/4” x 4”; 4-3/8” x 3-1/8”)
* Scraps of the following card stock:  Emerald Envy, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie and Tempting Turquoise (1-1/16” x 1/4”); Crushed Curry (1-1/2” x 3/8”)
* Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper ("DSP") (5-1/8” x 3-7/8”)

* Melon Mambo Classic Stampin’ Pad
* Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin’ Pad

Accessories and Tools
* Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
* Window Box Thinlits Dies (candles)
* Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (square)
* Die Brush (with foam pad)
* Adhesives:
    SNAIL Adhesive
    Stampin’ Dimensionals
    Tombow Liquid Glue

(Use SNAIL Adhesive unless otherwise indicated)

1. Score 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" Whisper White Thick card stock at 4-1/4"; fold away from score line to create card base.

2. Adhere 5-1/4" x 4" Melon Mambo card stock to front of card; adhere DSP over card stock.

3. Use Melon Mambo ink for "Happy" and Tempting Turquoise ink for "Birthday" and stamp about 3/8" to 1/2" from bottom of 4-1/4" x 3" Whisper White card stock; adhere to 4-3/8" x 3-1/8" Melon Mambo card stock.  Use Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere Melon Mambo card stock over DSP.
  • (TIP:  I added refill ink to Uninked Stampin' Spots to ink up this stamp -- makes it easier to hit the target when you're using two different colors.  You also could use the brush end of Stampin' Write Markers.)
4. Use Big Shot and dies to cut square with candles from Thick Whisper White card stock.  Use Die Brush and Foam Pad to remove all of the little excess pieces from the candles -- or poke out all the little pieces with a paper-piercing tool or the tip of your scissors.
  • (NOTE:  Line up candles die inside of the Stitched Square Framelits die so you need to run it through Big Shot only once.)
5. Cut small pieces of card stock (see above) and use small dots of Liquid Glue to adhere them behind the candles and flames so the colors show through on the front.  Use Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere to front of card as shown.


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6. For the inside, I mounted the sentiment on one block  and stamped it with Tempting Turquoise ink on a 5-1/4" x 4" piece of Whisper White card stock.  Then I lined up the flower garlands on a separate block and stamped them with Melon Mambo ink.  Since this is a photopolymer stamp set, it's easy to see where to position the stamps so they line up perfectly.
  • NOTE:  Although not essential, I stamped the inside for this card on a separate piece of card stock rather than stamping directly on the card base.  I did this for two reasons:  1)  If your ink pad is particularly juicy, the ink could bleed through to the back of the card; and 2) this second piece of card stock gives a nice weight to the card, which to me translates into better quality.
Hope you enjoy this card as much as I did!

Cathy  ;D

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