Welcome to my blog today. I have a birthday card with the main image by Stamping Bella Uptown Girl ‘Betty loves Books‘. Stamping Bella images are great to colour, not too much detail that you get overwhelmed but enough to do a bit of simple blending with copics to give dimension to the dress.
I stamped, coloured and diecut a vase of flowers from My Favorte Things ‘Our Story’ stamp set to replace the apple that was in the original image…the recipient of this card doesn’t like fruit!!! I also coloured and cut out the book again and popped it up with thin foam adhesive.
The sentiment was also from ‘Our Story’ and I placed it vertically to echo the feel of the stacks of books and those lovely long legs of Betty.
I always struggle with backgrounds. I wanted something subtle but also a little bit special and knew this could be achieved with Ranger Perfect Pearls. I first stamped the background using My Favorite Things ‘Denim’ stamp with the sticky ink that comes with the Perfect Pearls (you can also use Versamark). I then dusted the Perfect Pearls over the top, brushed the excess off and misted it lightly with water to set the Perfect Pearls.
The final step was to apply some clear Wink of Stella to the book and vase, Nuvo Crystal Drops to the flowers and some glossy accents to the glasses…so cute!
Hope you enjoyed this card.
Handmade by Pip
Stamps: Stamping Bella, My Favorite Things
Dies: My Favorite Things
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black
Other Multi Media: Wink of Stella, Glossy Accents, Nuvo Drops, Ranger Perfect Pearls
Cardstock: Fabriano Bristol 250gsm, Base Cardstock Advance A4 300gsm Long Grain Laser
Other: Brother Scan n Cut