One Stamp used Two Ways

#birthdaycard #copiccoloring #irishrosecreations

Hi everyone!

It's Colleen here and this is my first blog post as a Creative Team member for Picket Fence Studios! I'm so excited to share my love of crafting with you! Today I want to show you how to get the most of your stamps! We're going to create 2 cards using the same stamp set with 2 different designs! Let's get started! 

My first card uses the new Sugar and Calorie Free stamp along with Birthday Dance Confetti 6x6 background stamp! First, I stamped the confetti background onto a white card panel in shades of purple, blue, and green. Then I trimmed the panel and placed it over a slightly larger black card panel. Both layers were adhered to a 5.5x4.25 white card base. 

Next step was to work on the focal point - the birthday cake! And by the way, I want a birthday cake that looks like this next year! Someone tell my husband!

There are several birthday cakes on the Sugar and Calorie Free stamp, so I chose a fancy one and stamped it onto a piece of white cardstock using Black Hybrid ink from Picket Fence. Then I colored the cake with my alcohol markers, using the same color family as with the confetti background. Similar to the background panel, I trimmed the cake panel and placed it over a slightly larger black card panel and adhered both over the confetti background. You can see the colorful confetti peeking out from behind! I love the pops of black on the card, too, they really help the color stand out! I finished with the sentiment beneath the cake and added glossy accents and shimmer for some added detail! 

For my 2nd card, I used the birthday cake stamps to create a background! 

Using 5 of the stamp designs, I built a background onto a white card panel. The key to a successful background is to stamp in 3 places on the card panel in a triangle shape. Then fill where needed, being sure to leave some white space for balance. I also stamped 2 of the sentiments from this set to fill in between the cakes! Next, I colored the cakes, limiting the colors to keep things consistent. 

You can see in the photo above all of the details in these cake stamps! It was so much fun to color! After I finished coloring, I trimmed the panel and kept both the positive and negative parts of it. I placed the positive part of the panel over a slightly larger black panel, and then adhered both layers over the negative part of the cake panel. I love this technique because it adds an element of detail and interest into a basic one-layer card! 

I finished with glossy accents, yellow and silver drops, and shimmer to the cakes for added interest! 

I'm so glad you stopped by today! You can find the items used for my cards by hovering over the item name and clicking the link! Or visit the Picket Fence Studio shop by clicking here! 

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