Thursday 23 June 2011

Here comes the Sun–hopefully!

Back to late night blogging and semi-gloomy pics again! *sigh*

Although I have taken a tip from Susan Goetter on how to brighten pics up (without the much loved Picasa).  Check out her tutorial here.

So here’s today’s card:

Happy Birthday Cheers

It’s a bright and cheery Cheers card using my Cheers to You stamp set from Stampin’ Up! 

Resist StampingI’ve tried my hand at a bit of resist stamping to create m own background for the card.   To do this, I’ve stamped cocktails all over some Daffodil Delight card using Versamark, and then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I’ve then inked it with Cherry Cobbler ink to give it a sunny and hot look and finally polished it off to bring out the embossing.

Happy Birthday CheersI’ve stamped the cocktails using a mask (and my trusty Stamp-a-ma-jig – how did we manage before that cool invention!!)  I’ve stamped the two front cocktails first, then masked it by stamping them again on a post-it note and cutting them out.  I’ve then stamped the tall cocktail over the masks using my Stamp-a-ma-jig for perfect positioning. I’ve coloured them in with gel pens to give them the glassy look and added the sentiment across the corner. 

Now, no card is complete without a bit of ribbon, but in this case I didn’t have the correct colour.  So…I’ve cheated.  I’ve coloured Whisper White ribbon using my my Daffodil Delight marker to get an exact match!  Cool, aye!

Now I’m entering this into the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly {Here comes the Sun}

Creative Craft Challenges {Make your own backing papers}

Everybody Art Challenge {Anything Goes}

I just hope I’m not jinxing this good weather that is suppose to be on its way for the weekend!  Fingers crossed!

Thanks for reading.







I’m combining a couple of challenges


  1. VERY nice! Really like how you created your own background paper too. Such a cute, cute card.

  2. this is one great card,love the background papers,thanks for playing at creative craft,hugs cheryl xxxxx

  3. fab card love the image and the colours thanks for joining us at papertake weekly
    Angie x

  4. love your backing paper design...very clever idea...thank you for joining in with us over at creative craft challenges, we really do appreciate it even though mr linky and blogger are being naughty boys

    sylvia xx

  5. Great card love the colour thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge.
    Jenny x

  6. Fab card and one of my fav techniques too thanks for sharing with us all here at CCC and good luck,.


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