Welcome to another blog hop from The Stamp Review Crew! This week, we’re featuring Endless Birthday Wishes. This stamp set is so versatile and I love the (almost) endless variety of sentiments and sayings you can put together.
I have to admit is was hard to know where to start with this set. There are so many combinations and possibilities. At first I thought of making tags using the chalkboard technique, but that didn’t seem quite right. Then I attempted a clean and simple card but that’s not really my style either. In the end, I did use some chalkboard and some watercolour and a whole lot of trim – much more ‘me’.
I made a bellyband using a Moments Like These Project Life card which I thought suited the style perfectly and then added a chalkboard style piece by embossing the hip hips and the hooray with white embossing powder and smudging a little white ink over the black cardstock to mimic chalk residue.
Nothing says party like the new Pool Party Glitter Ribbon and the new Melon Mambo and Mint Macaron/Black Baker’s Twine’s really suited the project as well with their black component and a burst of colour. I also cut some thin strips of cardstock and wound them around a paintbrush handle (you can use anything long and thin) to create some spring-y spirals.
To create the tag, I simply cut a tag out of watercolour paper (using Chalk Talk framelits) and dropped a couple of splotches of ink. Once dry, I stamped on my sentiment and cake – no need to colour! Lastly, some sequin trim finished off my party on a box.