Chase had a birthday earlier this month, and with everything going on with getting the house ready to list I didn't have much time for stamping. Paper Pumpkin to the rescue! I made him a card with the February 2020 kit "Lovely Day".
I didn't think he'd like the flowers, so I went with the birthday cake!
His favorite color is green, so I matched the Old Olive banners on the card layer to color the cake. The kit comes with a Rococo Rose ink spot, but I chose to use Early Espresso for the cake. Chocolate is way better than a pink cake!
My other two cake cards
My cards with the large flower. The light pink side has a tab that goes in to the darker pink. I didn't want to do them all the same.
This card came with the pink and green coloring for the flower printed on it, so there wasn't much to do besides stamping the outline of the flower. I did move the words up instead of covering up part of the flower.
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I love this card! And I love that it used up a strip of Joyous Noel Designer Series Paper that was left after I made cards with the majority of it. The strip was 1 1/2" x 12" and I cut it into three 4" pieces. I stamped the greeting on a circle to leave as much of the DSP showing as possible.
Another project made with retired pieces of Designer Series Paper that I found in my stash. These are from Carried Away DSP that was a Sale-A-Bration choice in 2017. I borrowed my friend Amy's Above The Clouds stamp set and punch to make these.
The cards I'm sharing today are similar to THIS CARD that I made for our February Stamp Share swap. In fact, these were cards number one and two before I came up with that card for the swap. I started with embossing the greeting, then sponging over it for a resist background.
For the first card, I embossed with clear embossing powder. I didn't think it showed up enough, so I used white embossing powder on the second card.
It took awhile to do all the sponging and get it as dark as I wanted it, so that's why I switched to stamping the greeting in Bermuda Bay for my swaps. I still like the way the resist looks!