Saturday, 17 May 2014

By The Tide Birthday

Morning crafters.
Here is the second "By The Tide" card of the week.  I love this stamp set so much and really hope it won't retire when the current Stampin' Up! catalogue finishes on the 30th June 2014.

I created an oval template using one of the dies from the "Ovals Collection" sets of dies. I then sponged this area with a dish-washing sponge (nothing fancy!) and some Pool Party ink.

I then stamped my images over the top, again with Pool Party ink.
I used the Itty Bitty Banners stamp set to stamp "Happy Birthday" which I cut out with some scissors (I was too lazy to use the matching dies), which I then elevated this using some "Stampin' Dimensionals" - sticky foam pads.
Whisper White cardstock is the perfect colour to contrast with the crisp Pool Party colour. You could use a darker shade for a masculine card, or what about Calypso Coral?

All of these items (except the dish-washing sponges!) can be found in the Official Stampin' Up! webshop - just click on the "Shop Now" button at the top of the page to buy or browse.

Back tomorrow with more ideas.


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