So Many Shells -- Believe There is Good in the World

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Today's post provides the how-to's for making one of the projects created for last weekend's Inky Friends Blog Hop featuring the 2017-2019 In Colors.  To see a line up of the Stampin' Up! Artists who participated in the hop, click here.  To begin the hop, click here.  

The color I chose to highlight was Powder Pink.  With all the bold and vibrant colors in this new palette of In Colors, you would think that the Powder Pink would be a bit of a wash out.  I don't think so.  In this card, you see that Powder Pink is a vivid focal point with the shells and the greeting.

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This card begins with a card base of Sahara Sand cardstock.  A panel of Soft Sky cardstock was stamped with the open circles image from the Playful Backgrounds stamp set using Soft Sky ink.  The image was stamped twice along the vertical just to the left of center to indicate bubbles in the water.  Then the panel was embossing with the Big Shot using the Ruffled Dynamic Textured Impressions embossing folder with the ruffles horizontal across the panel and the embossed bumps facing up to indicate a flow of water.  This is my first time using the Dynamic Textured Impresssions embossing folders and I am SOLD!  The impressions are just amazing.  However, be advised that making the Big Shot "sandwich" for the Dynamic folders is different from the regular embossing folders.  The Dynamic folders are very thick, so you only need a cutting plate on top of the folder (rather than a plate above and another plate below the folder as would be used for the regular folders).  

The tall sea grass image from the Magical Mermaid stamp set was stamped three times on Very Vanilla cardstock using Pear Pizzazz ink.  The images were colored with Pear Pizzazz ink squeezed onto the inside of the stamp pad lid and Blender Pens.  The images were cut out with Paper Snips.  A piece of Sahara Sand cardstock was randomly stamped with the small dots image from the Magical Mermaid stamp set using Sahara Sand ink.  The cardstock was torn into two pieces to create the sandy bottom.  The first piece was adhered along the bottom edge of the Soft Sky embossed panel aligning the left and right edges of the two pieces of cardstock.  The sea grass was adhered to the Sahara Sand cardstock using teeny, teeny tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid adhesive.  Note that the long thin piece of sea grass was removed from the right side of one of the images and adhered on its own.  The second piece of Sahara Sand cardstock was adhered along the bottom edge of the Soft Sky cardstock/Sahara Sand cardstock aligning the left and right edges.  Note that the Sahara Sand cardstock was torn so that one piece has a bump up on the right sloping to a low area on the left.  This piece is adhered first.  The remaining piece will have a bump up on the left sloping to a low area on the right.  This piece is adhered after the sea grass is adhered.  The Soft Sky/Sahara Sand panel was matted with a slightly larger piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and adhered at the center of the card front.

A piece of Powder Pink cardstock was stamped with the "Believe There is Good in the World" greeting from the So Many Shells stamp set using Pear Pizzazz ink.  A banner tail was cut into the cardstock to the right of the greeting and a piece of Linen Thread was wrapped three times around the banner to the left of the greeting and knotted.  The banner was adhered to the Soft Sky cardstock aligning the left edges with the top of the banner 5/8" from the top edge of the Soft Sky cardstock.

Now it's time to make some shells.  The shell images in the So Many Shells stamp set use multiple layers of color to bring depth to the images with each layer of color a different stamp.  Here's how I made each of the shells:

Conch shell

  • Ink "solid" Conch shell with Powder Pink, stamp off, then stamp on Very Vanilla cardstock
  • Ink "detail" Conch shell with Powder Pink and stamp directly over the previously stamped image
  • Ink "detail" Conch shell only at the pointed area of the shell and along the top of the open area of the shell with Sahara Sand ink, stamp off, then stamp directly over the previously stamped image

Auger shell

  • Ink solid Auger shell with Powder Pink and stamp on Very Vanilla cardstock
  • Ink "detail" Auger shell with Soft Sky ink, stamp off, and stamp directly over the previously stamped image

Sea Urchin

  • Ink "detailed" Sea Urchin image with Powder Pink and stamp on Very Vanilla cardstock
  • Ink "detailed" Sea Urchin image with Sahara Sand ink using Rock & Roll technique (gently roll the edges of the stamp image onto the stamp pad), stamp off, and stamp directly over the previously stamped image

Scallop shell (it's used for the liner inside the card)

  • Ink "solid" Scallop shell image with Powder Pink, stamp off, and stamp on Very Vanilla cardstock
  • Ink "detailed" Scallop shell image with Powder Pink and stamp directly over the previously stamped image
  • Ink "detailed" Scallop shell image with Soft Sky, stamp off and stamp directly over the previously stamped image

Using Paper Snips, cut out all the shells, setting the Scallop shell aside for use on the liner.  Adhere Sea Urchin over sea grass near lower right corner of card front with the bottom edge of the Sea Urchin resting on top of the torn Sahara Sand cardstock and the right edge of the Sea Urchin 3/8" from the right edge of the Soft Sky cardstock.  Adhere the Conch shell to the card front with the point of the shell 1/8" from the left edge of the Soft Sky cardstock and the bottom edge of the fullest part of the shell 1/4" from the bottom edge of the Sahara Sand cardstock.  Adhere the Auger shell to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals with the right end of the shell 1/4" from the right edge and the bottom edge of the shell 1/4" from the bottom edge of the Sahara Sand cardstock.

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The inside sentiment area was lined with a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  The "Life is full of healing and people who are there to help you find it" sentiment from the So Many Shells stamp set was stamped near the upper center of the liner using Soft Sky ink.  The sea grass image from the Magical Mermaid stamp set was stamped near the lower right corner of the liner using Pear Pizzazz ink and colored with the Blender Pen using Pear Pizzazz ink squeezed onto the inside of the stamp pad lid.  A piece of Sahara Sand cardstock was randomly stamped with the small dots image from the Magical Mermaid stamp set using Sahara Sand ink.  The paper was torn to create a bump up on the left sloping to a lower area on the right side and then adhered along the bottom edge of the liner with the right and left sides of the paper aligned with the right and left sides of the liner.  The Scallop shell was adhered to the Sahara Sand cardstock at an angle near the bottom left side of the sea grass.

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The Conch shell was stamped on the flap of the Medium Very Vanilla envelope using the same stamping process used to create the shell for the card front.

I'll be back soon with another of the Powder Pink projects.  I hope you'll stop by to visit.

Card Measurements -- 

Powder Pink:  7/8" x 2-1/8"; Sahara Sand:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length, 1-1/2" x 4", 1" x 4"; Soft Sky:  4" x 5-1/4"; Very Vanilla:  3-1/2" x 4-1/2", 4-1/4" x 5-1/2", 4" x 5-1/4"

Robertssiggy

Supplies I used to make this card --

Stamps:  So Many Shells, Magical Mermaid, Playful Backgrounds; Inks:  Pear Pizzazz, Powder, Pink, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky; Cardstock:  Powder Pink, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla; Embellishments:  Linen Thread; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Blender Pens, Big Shot w/Multipurpose Platform, Ruffled Dynamic Textured Impressions embossing folder; Other:  Medium Very Vanilla Envelope


Inky Friends New In Color Blog Hop -- Powder Pink

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Welcome to the Inky Friends Blog Hop.  We are a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who have gathered to introduce you to the Stampin' Up! 2017-2019 In Colors.  To see the line up of Stampin' Up! artists participating in the hop, click here.  If you are traveling forward through the hop, you've arrived from Shelley's blog where she featured projects using the Lemon Lime Twist In Color.  If you are traveling backwards through the hop, you just had saw some great projects made by Staci using the Tranquil Tide In Color.  It really doesn't matter which way you travel through the blog hop, though; all the blogs are linked in a circle and eventually you'll visit all the stops by clicking on the NEXT or PREVIOUS buttons contained in every blog post.  I hope you enjoy your travels!

I am really enjoying the 2017-2019 In Colors--they are bright, vibrant, and work well together in multiple combinations.  The one color that you may not think of as a bright color is Powder Pink.  However, when you see the samples below, I think you'll find that this color can certainly stand on it's own as a focal point or as an accent color.

I have three projects to share with you featuring the Powder Pink In Color.

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Supplies I used for this project -- 

Stamps:  Bunch of Blossoms, Brushstrokes, Background Bits (Host); Inks:  Powder Pink, Sweet Sugarplum, Lemon Lime Twist, Versamark; Cardstock:  Powder Pink, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White, Watercolor Paper, Silver Foil Sheets; Embellishments:  Metallic Enamel Shapes, Metallic Foil Doilies; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Fine Tip Glue Pen; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Blossom Builder punch, Decorative Ribbon Border punch, 1" circle punch, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Layering Circles Framelits

ThisLittlePiggy_PartyTimeGiftBag

Supplies I used for this project -- 

Stamps:  This Little Piggy, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Playful Backgrounds; Inks:  Powder Pink, Memento Tuxedo Black, 2017-2019 In Color Stampin' Write Markers; Cardstock:  Powder Pink, Lemon Lime Twist, Watercolor Paper, Window Sheets; Embellishments:  Whisper White 3/8" Classic Weave ribbon, Whisper White Baker's Twine; Adhesives:  Tear & Tape, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips, Aquapainter, Balloon Bouquet punch, Gift Bag Punch Board

SoManyShells_BelieveThereIsGood

Supplies I used for this project -- 

Stamps:  So Many Shells, Magical Mermaid, Playful Backgrounds; Inks:  Pear Pizzazz, Powder Pink, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky; Cardstock:  Powder Pink, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla; Embellishments:  Linen Thread; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Blender Pen, Big Shot w/Multipurpose Platform, Ruffled Dynamic Textured Impressions embossing folder

I'll be back soon with the details for making these projects, so please return for another visit.  

To visit the next stop on the hop, click the NEXT button to visit with Staci and projects made with the Tranquil Tide In Color or the PREVIOUS button to visit with Shelley for projects made using the Lemon Lime Twist In Color.

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Happy Celebrations -- So Very Happy For You

Hello!

Have you noticed that a lot of stuff you see on the media platforms deals with identifying and detailing all the bad stuff about a person, place, or thing?  It's really disheartening.  I think we need to spend more of our collective energy building people up and focusing on the positives in our lives.  Life is hard enough as it is.  

Today's post is a simple card that gives you the opportunity to congratulation someone for doing something great.  I just love the bright and "happy" colors!  You don't have to wait for someone to do something monumental to congratulate them.  Certainly those monumental accomplishments should be acknowledged and celebrated; however, I think it's just as important to identify and congratulate folks for the great things they do every single day.  I'm not talking about the "participation trophy" kinds of things, but about the person who goes out of their way to help another because that's just who they are.  These folks will continue to do those great things whether people notice or not.  I just think that we SHOULD let them know that we noticed and truly appreciate their efforts.  

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This card begins with a card base of Bermuda Bay cardstock.  The large circle image, from the Happy Celebrations stamp set, was randomly stamped across the card front using Versamark ink.  

A piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock was embossed with the "Happy" folder from the Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions embossing folders placing the folder nearer the top edge of the cardstock so that a little more than 1/2" of cardstock is available above the top edge of the embossing.  Rather than make a raised impression, the folders in the Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions embossing folders deboss the cardstock--the image sinks into the cardstock.  What's really fun is that stamping over and around the debossed area reveals the debossed image.  

One IMPORTANT thing to remember, though, is that when you are stamping over the debossed area, the ink on the stamp over the debossed area remains on the stamp because it never touched paper.  This means that if you are doing generational stamping, as is done on this card, you need to re-ink the stamp, stamp off, and then stamp the next generation for a second generation and stamp off twice and then stamp for a third generation.  For this card I used Bermuda Bay ink for the small circle, Tangerine Tango ink for the small triangle image, and Crushed Curry ink for the large triangle image.  I stamped each of the images first generation, second generation, and third generation once in random places one color at a time.  Then I filled in the open areas as necessary repeating each of the colors in one or more of the generations at least once.  You just stamp until you are "happy" with the coverage over the debossed area.  [Tip:  The images in the Happy Celebrations stamp set are photopolymer so it's best to use the Stampin' Pierce Mat to achieve optimal stamping results.]

The "So Very" image was stamped above the "HA" and the "For You" image was stamped below the "PY" using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  A piece of Bermuda Bay 3/8" Mini Chevron ribbon was wrapped around the cardstock and tied in a knot below the "A".  The bottom edge of the ribbon is 1/2" above the bottom edge of the cardstock.  The cardstock was matted with a piece of Tangerine Tango cardstock with 3/16" of the Tangerine Tango visible above and 1/2" visible below the Thick Whisper White and the right and left edges of the two pieces of cardstock flush.  The focal point was adhered to the card front with the bottom edge of the Tangerine Tango 1/2" above the bottom edge of the card front.

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The inside sentiment area was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The "celebrate" folder from the Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions embossing folders was applied at the upper center of the liner to deboss the cardstock.  The wide splotch image was stamped over the top of the debossed area using Crushed Curry ink.  The "Let's" image was stamped above the "ce" using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

HappyCelebrations_SoVeryHappyForYou_Envelope

The envelope flap of the Medium Whisper White Envelope was randomly stamped with the small circle image using Bermuda Bay ink, the large triangle image using Crushed Curry ink, and the small triangle image using Tangerine Tango ink in generations of color.  As with the debossed area for the card front, images that are stamped along the edges of the envelope flap will leave color on the stamp, so be sure to re-ink and stamp off once or twice for the generation color for these areas.  [Tip:  Place a scrap piece of copy paper between the envelope flap and the body of the envelope to ensure that the ink remains only on the envelope flap.]

I hope you are enjoying your Summer weekend.  My husband and I drove up to Jacksonville yesterday afternoon to have lunch with our oldest daughter and granddaughter.  We don't get to see them as often as we'd like as their lives are crazy busy but treasure the time we get.  It's very hard to believe that our granddaughter will be 12 years old in just a couple of weeks and starting Middle School in the Fall.  Where does the time go?

Card Measurements -- 

Bermuda Bay:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Tangerine Tango:  4" x 4"; Thick Whisper White:  3-3/8" x 4"; Whisper White:  4" x 5-1/4"; Bermuda Bay 3/8" Mini Chevron ribbon:  12"

Robertssiggy

Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Happy Celebrations; Inks:  Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark; Cardstock:  Bermuda Bay, Tangerine Tango, Thick Whisper White, Whisper White; Embellishments:  Bermuda Bay 3/8" Mini Chevron ribbon; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Multipurpose Platform, Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions Embossing folders; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope


Colorful Seasons -- Happy 26th Anniversary!

Hi There!

Holy cow it's HOT!!  For weeks we had nothing but rain and I was so glad to see my lawn filling in and green, the plumeria, hibiscus and annuals blooming, and all the pollen washed away.  Now we are back to the Summer grind with the temperatures in the 90s (and heat index in the 100s) and the occasional afternoon thundershower to cool down the temps but increase the steamy.  One person who seems to ignore the heat and keep on trucking is my husband.  But only when he's on the golf course.  He says that as long as there are water stations and he has his frog towels he's good.  I think he's nuts to be playing in this heat.  I say that because he normally doesn't even show up to the golf course until nearly Noon when he can play as a single.  Of course, being a medical kind of guy, he feels that he's more than capable of dealing with the heat so what can a wife do?  I'm storing up the "I told you sos" for the day I get a call from the hospital to come pick him up after a bout of heat exhaustion (and I'm praying that's the worst it will be).

I guess I'm pretty committed to him, though, as we celebrated our 26th wedding anniversary the other day.  I was at a stamp show over the weekend and found a stamp set with coordinating framelits featuring a golf theme (Local King--Iron Man) and thought it would make a great anniversary card for my husband with some help from the Colorful Seasons (and Seasonal Layers Thinlits), Milestone Moments, and Fabulous Flamingo stamp sets.

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This card begins with a card base of Dapper Denim cardstock.  A panel of Whisper White cardstock was sponged with Old Olive ink along the bottom 1/4 of the panel to give the impression of a grassy area.  Marina Mist and Pool Party inks were sponged over the remaining 3/4 of the panel for the sky.  The inked panel was matted with a slightly larger panel of Crumb Cake cardstock and adhered at the center of the card front.  

A piece of Soft Suede cardstock was die cut using the Big Shot with the long branch framelit from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits to create a tree.  The tree was adhered along the right side of the panel using the Fine Tip Glue Pen (Alternate Adhesive:  Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets).  The three flower images from the Colorful Seasons stamp set were stamped 10 times on Very Vanilla cardstock using Sweet Sugarplum ink and die cut with the Big Shot using the corresponding framelits from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  The flowers were adhered over the tree using the Fine Tip Glue Pen and Stampin' Dimensionals.

The golf cart image (Local King -- Iron Man) was stamped on Crumb Cake cardstock using Crumb Cake ink, on Garden Green cardstock using Garden Green ink, on Dapper Denim cardstock using Dapper Denim ink, and on Very Vanilla cardstock using Basic Black Archival ink.  The Crumb Cake image was die cut with the Big Shot using the coordinating framelit.  Then the golf cart was paper pieced over the image stamped on Crumb Cake cardstock using the Fine Tip Glue Pen:

  • The wheels, seat, seat back, and golf cart roof were cut out from the Very Vanilla using Paper Snips and adhered over the corresponding areas on the Crumb Cake image
  • The golf cart chassis was cut out from the Garden Green using Paper Snips and adhered over the corresponding area on the Crumb Cake image
  • The golf bag was cut out from the Dapper Denim using Paper Snips and adhered over the corresponding areas on the Crumb Cake image

The completed golf cart was adhered to the Whisper White panel to the left of the tree base with the bottom of the wheels 3/8" from the bottom edge of the panel.

The sea grass image from the Fabulous Flamingo stamp set was stamped across the bottom edge of a piece of Old Olive cardstock using Old Olive ink.  The grass was cut out with Paper Snips "cutting the grass" at varying angles and heights.  The grass was adhered along the bottom edge of the Whisper White panel aligning the right and left edges.

The "happy" and "anniversary" images from the Milestone Moments stamp set were stamped above the golf cart and to the left of the upper part of the tree using Dapper Denim ink.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a panel of Whisper White cardstock.  The lower half of the panel was sponged with Old Olive ink and the upper half with Marina Mist and Pool Party inks.  A piece of Old Olive cardstock was dabbed with the sponge using Old Olive ink and then torn to create a sloped area.  The cardstock was adhered along the bottom edge of the liner aligning the right and left edges.  

The golfer image was stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock using Basic Black Archival ink and die cut with the Big Shot using the corresponding framelit.  The golf ball on the tee image was stamped once on Whisper White cardstock using Basic Black Archival ink and a second time on Dapper Denim cardstock using Dapper Denim ink.  The images were die cut with the Big Shot using the corresponding framelit.  The golf ball was cut away from the tee on the Whisper White image and adhered over the golf ball on the Dapper Denim die cut using the Fine Tip Glue Pen.  The golf ball/tee was adhered near the lower right corner of the liner.

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The golfer image was stamped at the lower left front corner of the Medium Whisper White Envelope using Basic Black Archival ink.

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Paper Piecing the golf cart took a little bit of time, but it was well worth it for the smile on my husband's face when he saw the card.

He's a keeper!

Card Measurements -- 

Crumb Cake:  2-1/2" x 3"; Dapper Denim:  5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" along the 8-1/2" length, 2-1/2" x 3", 1" x 1-1/2"; Garden Green:  2-1/2" x 3"; Old Olive:  1" x 3-3/4", 2" x 4"; Soft Suede:  2" x 5"; Very Vanilla:  2-1/2" x 3", 10 @ 1-1/2" x 1-1/2", 2" x 3"; Whisper White:  3-3/4" x 5", 4" x 5-1/4", 1" x 1-1/2"

Robertssiggy

Stampin' Up! supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Colorful Seasons, Milestone Moments, Fabulous Flamingo; Inks:  Basic Black Archival, Crumb Cake, Dapper Denim, Garden Green, Marina Mist, Old Olive, Pool Party, Sweet Sugarplum; Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Dapper Denim, Garden Green, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Whisper White; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Sponge, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Seasonal Layers Thinlits; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope

Non-Stampin' Up! supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps and coordinating framelits:  Iron Man by Local King Stamp (localkingstamp.com)


Window Shopping -- Mom's 81st Birthday Card

Hello and Happy 4th of July!

I hope you're having a great day!  While you are enjoying the day, please take a few moments to remember all those who stand for you all around the world--our military.  Especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice to ensure the freedoms that we enjoy.

In my family, the 4th of July is a significant event.  It's my Mom's birthday.  We gathered a couple of days ago at my sister's home to celebrate Mom's 81st birthday.  Mom can't eat cake, so my sister made her famous Banana Pudding for Mom.

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Here's the card I made Mom for her birthday.  Mom likes lots of bling and sparkle.

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Over the weekend I attended a stamp and scrapbook show in Orlando and saw the Starburst stamp at a rubber stamp vendor.  I thought about Mom's birthday and knew that I just had to make that layered, bling-encrusted star.  

This card begins with a card base of Real Red cardstock.  A slightly smaller panel of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper was adhered at the center of the card front.  A slightly smaller panel of Dapper Denim cardstock was embossed with the Big Shot using the Oh My Stars Textured Impressions embossing folder and adhered at the center of the Dazzling Diamonds panel using Mini Glue Dots.

The stamp image is a single multi-faceted star that is stamped multiple times and then cut into layers that are stacked one on top of the other.  To make this card, I used Basic Black Archival ink to stamp the star 4 times on Real Red cardstock, 3 times on Dapper Denim cardstock, and 3 times on Whisper White cardstock.  Then I cut the layers.  After that, I started adhering the layers.  The bottom three layers (red, white, and blue) are adhered together, centered on top of each other.  The next two layers (white, red) were adhered together, centered on top of each other, and adhered over the bottom three layers with Stampin' Dimensionals.  The next three layers (blue, red, white) were adhered together, centered on top of each other, and adhered over the previous layer using Stampin' Dimensionals.  The top two layers (red, blue) were adhered together, centered on top of each other, and adhered over the previous layer using Stampin' Dimensionals.  The Swarovski Crystals were adhered at the points of many of the layers using the Fine Tip Glue Pen.  The layered star was adhered at the upper center of the card front.

A strip of Dazzling Diamonds was adhered across the bottom of the embossed Dapper Denim layer with the bottom edge of the glimmer paper 1/2" above the bottom edge of the cardstock.  The "Make A Wish" greeting, from the Window Shopping stamp set, was stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Basic Black Archival ink and punched with the Classic Label punch.  Banner tails were cut into each end of a strip of Real Red cardstock and the label adhered at the center of the banner.  Swarovski crystals were adhered at each end of the punched image using the Fine Tip Glue Pen.  The banner was adhered at the center of the Dazzling Diamonds strip using Stampin' Dimensionals.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  A narrow strip of Real Red cardstock was adhered behind the top edge of a strip of Dapper Denim cardstock embossed with the Big Shot using the Oh My Stars Textured Impressions embossing folder.  The Dapper Denim/Real Red cardstock was adhered along the bottom edge of the liner aligning the left and right edges.  The "Happy Birthday" greeting, from the Window Shopping stamp set, was stamped near the upper center of the liner using Real Red ink.

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The "Happy Birthday" image was stamped at the center of the envelope flap of the Medium Whisper White Envelope using Real Red ink.  The envelope flap was embossed with the Big Shot using the Oh My Stars Textured Impressions embossing folder.

I hope you have a wonderful day full of fun, friends, and family.  

Card Measurements --

Dapper Denim:  4" x 5-1/4", 3 @ 4-1/2" x 4-1/2", 1-1/2" x 4"; Real Red:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length, 4 @ 4-1/2" x 4-1/2", 3/8" x 4"; Whisper White:  3 @ 4-1/2" x 4-1/2", 1/2" x 3", 5/8" x 3", 4" x 5-1/4"; Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper:  4-1/8" x 5-3/8", 3/4" x 4"

Robertssiggy

Stampin' Up! supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Window Shopping; Inks:  Basic Black Archival, Real Red; Cardstock:  Dapper Denim, Real Red, Whisper White, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Classic Label punch, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform and Multipurpose Platform, Oh My Stars Textured Impressions embossing folder; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope

Non-Stampin' Up! supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Starburst (J150119, Stamplistic.com); Embellishments:  Swarovski round crystals [Clear 3 mm (16), Light Siam 4 mm (17), Capri Blue 4 mm (10)