Hey there friends! Today I’ve got 3 fun little cards to share that feature some new goodies in my stash, including The Stamp Market Happy Birthday Background Stamp. I LOVE a good background stamp, especially when they can be used with a variety of card making techniques.
For the first two cards, I went with my tried and true white heat embossing on vellum. You guys know I’m a sucker for a good white-on-white background, so naturally, I made two!
After prepping my background stamp by wiping it down with a damp microfibre cloth, I used my Versamark ink pad to generously cover the surface in embossing ink. I applied my white embossing powder, tapped the excess off my vellum panels, and set it with my heat gun. (Pro tip – let your heat gun get nice and hot before taking it to a vellum sheet – it’ll prevent warping and curling.)
Now, for the colour! I cut a set of 5 1/8″ strips in two completely different colour palettes for each card, then adhered them along the bottom of each vellum panel. This doubled as a nice way to hide my double-sided adhesive behind, and for the top corners of the vellum, I used tiny transparent glue dots which really aren’t visible at all on the finished cards.
For the focal point of each card, I used some balloons, a cake, and sentiment stamps from the Happiest of Birthdays stamp set. There are coordinating dies for this stamp set, but I just cut them out by hand since they aren’t too intricate. To add a bit of sparkle to my cake, I heat embossed the flames on the candles with sparkly gold embossing powder.
For the cake card I created 2 circles to position behind it – one from Tropic Teal cardstock and another from white cardstock. I backed my stamped images with foam tape, adhered them to the embossed vellum panels, and finished with some clear sequins.
For the second way to use the background stamp, I went for a little emboss-resist action. I haven’t done a background using the emboss resist technique in… well, a very long time, and figured this was a great opportunity.
I stamped the image onto a smooth white cardstock panel, then applied some clear embossing powder. I tapped off the excess, heat set the powder, and then got my ink blending supplies out. The trio of colours I chose was Color Crush ink in Island, as well as Mint and Candy Violet inks from Pinkfresh Studio.
With my ink blended background complete, I moved on to making a sparkly little bow with a few of the pieces in the Gift Card Box Die Set and glitter cardstock. Next, I adhered that to the middle of a white cardstock circle, with a vellum circle layered underneath. There was certainly a lot going on with this card, so I decided all it needed to finish it off was a small Happy Birthday sentiment from the Lots of Little Words stamp set.
As for what kind of envelope this card is going to go into, I have NO idea – it might just have to be a hand-delivered one! I hope you enjoyed checking out these cards, and thank you so much as always for stopping by. See you back here soon!