Good morning, although it is April 1st, there really is a new challenge starting at STAMPlorations!
Here's my card based on this month's Theme and Photo prompt.
When I saw the theme, I immediately thought of a technique I saw on Jennifer McGuire's You Tube channel awhile ago, where she used a range of different sentiment stamps to create a background. I've done it with Christmas ones but never with birthday ones, so off I went to rifle through my STAMPlorations stamp sets, looking for appropriate sentiment stamps.
I've used quite a few to create my background including, Hello You, Sweet Cravings, Fond Expressions 2, Party Time, The Birds and The Blooms, Carved Flowers, Sparkly, Balloons and Banners, A Snarky Birthday to You. All the stamps were arranged on my MISTI ready for stamping.
This is what my MISTI looked like with all the stamps arranged, some are rather discoloured because of age and lots of use! They still work though.
I chose a range of coloured card and stamped a few backgrounds, embossing with white and clear EP.
It takes time to arrange the stamps so I took the opportunity to make a batch for further use, here are some of the ones I didn't use.
I die cut the Flutter Zen 1 layering die from white card, colouring the solid element to match the background card. The filigree top was then glued to it and added to my panel, from which I had die cut a circle opening.
On a strip of black card I stamped Happy Birthday from A Snarky Birthday to You and heat embossed with white EP, then glued flat onto my finished panel.
The die cut circle from the background was flipped, inked with Picked Raspberry DI and attached behind the opening before adding to a base card with pads.
So where will this month's cue card take you, we'd love to see your interpretations over on the STAMPlorations blog, where you'll also find the rest of the teams take and all the Ts and Cs.