February 2019 - Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - Birthday
Welcome to the Stampin' Dreams blog hop! The theme this month is Birthday. I have been diligent at sending family and friends birthday cards so I always need birthday inspiration. The Stampin' Dreams team of demonstrators is the perfect place to be inspired and I cannot wait to hop around and see everyone's creations.
I have four birthday cards to send in February so I am glad this is one of the themes! I chose to make my uncles birthday card using the stamp set "Piece Of Cake". I did not purchase the punch as they do not fit well in my trailer.
I do use an electronic cutter which these stamps are perfect for and I had a bunch of cakes cut and ready for coloring. The three cake images below go together nicely for a masculine card which is perfect for my uncle.
The cakes were colored with Blends using the following colors:
- Soft Sea Foam light and dark
- Mango Melody light
- Night of Navy light.
Layering squares made perfect backgrounds to adhere the cake to. I alternated Night Of Navy and Blueberry Bushel cardstock. Stampin' Up! has scaled the scallops perfectly for a very small "inchie" sized square. I used dimensionals to pop the cakes up for added interest.
This card is all about layers. Here's how the rest of the layers stacked:
- The focal background: Horizontal Soft Sea Foam embossed using the Dot To Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder cut horizontally at 2 1/4" wide.
- Thin mat: Mango Melody cut so that a bit over 1/16" of it showed top and bottom.
- Bottom Mat: Blueberry Bushel layer of this strip was trimmed down using the Be Mine Stitched scalloped border die.
- Background: Night of Navy dry embossed with the subtle folder lengthwise finishes the project.
The card front was applied to a Whisper White thick base, and I stamped the happy birthday cake on the flap and back of the envelope.
I hope this project inspires you to be creative! Please consider leaving a comment, I love feedback.
The next stop along the hop is Vicky. You can click on the next image to see what she has created for us. If you get lost along the way I have posted the complete blog hop list for reference.
Full Blog Hop List:
|1.||Vicki Hunter - Australia|
|3.||Pia Gerhardt - Scraproomboom DE|
|4.||Stephanie Fischer - Australia|
|5.||Stampin' Xime - Germany|
|6.||Tracy Marie Lewis - US <-- You are here|
|7.||Vicky Wright - Australia|
|9.||Laura Mackie - UK|
|10.||Marieke Bart - The Netherlands|
|11.||Jan Musselman - USA|
|12.||Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia|
|14.||Sharni Haines - Australia|
|16.||jenna Watkins - Australia|
|17.||Sandra Roberts UK|
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