A couple of weeks ago, I shared a card I made with You’re My Hero, an adorable and new stamp set from the 2013-2014 Annual Catalog. Unfortunately, it was Day 2 of the great Power Outage of Colt Drive, so my card was assembled by the light of a gas lantern, and the photograph relied solely on the flash of my phone. If you missed it, you can see it here (just wanted to set you up for a very different take on the same image).
Anyhoo…do you ever want to make a beautiful, colorful birthday card that also includes a friendly nod to the fact that your friend is getting old? We see “Too Many Candles, Not Enough Cake” as a sentiment in Bring on the Cake. I love it! Today’s card, thought, features my silly and (perhaps) humorous take on this sentiment and the same image as my in-the-dark card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Birthday Candles Jumbo Wheel. There are a lot of people who enjoy working with Stampin’ Up!’s wheels. I’ve not worked with them enough to be comfortable with them, so I peel the rubber image off the wheel and attach it to clear-mount cling foam. Then it’s ready for my clear mount blocks. I had to trim away a couple of the candles to get the images onto the largest block.
- A Whole Lotta’ Snipping Goin’ On. I think that snipping is quickly becoming my specialty. I love the challenge of snipping around sharp corners or odd shapes. Is there something wrong with me? Here’s a closeup of my snipping on this fire truck:
- Adding Texture to the Flames. I stamped the line of candles in Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie and Rich Razzleberry on Whisper White scrap paper. I then stamped the same image in Daffodil Delight on this piece of paper to capture the image on the paper and the flames atop the candles. Before I stamped the candles in Daffodil Delight, I lightly tapped the candle flames with a paper towel to remove a tad of the ink. That gave me just enough flame for the addition of a little Pumpkin Pie. Below, the first three candles have not yet been colored with Pumpkin Pie. The combination of colors works well on this flame.
Stamp Sets: You’re My Hero, Birthday Candles, Petite Pairs Inks: Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Jet Black StazOn Papers: Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White Accessories: Stampin’ Dimensionals
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Are you in the Atlanta area? Do you want lots of stampin’ supplies but want to pay very little. Deb, Pam and I are hosting a Stamp Sale at Deb’s home in Roswell, Georgia. We’ll have food and a make-and-take, but the real reason for the event is to get together with you (oh, and to allow us to unload our retired stamp sets and supplies at bargain basement prices). I hope you will join us. Thursday, June 27 from 7:00 – 9:00 at 1039 Charleston Trace, Roswell, GA. Please email me at [email protected] if you’d like to join us. My goal is to sell it all Thursday night. If anything is left, I’ll update blog’s “for sale” section sometime soon.
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