A birthday card using my free stamp set

At the Regional Training on Saturday we were all given a free stamp set – Mixed Bunch.

Now I love this stamp set and had a terrible time resisting buying it on pre-order, knowing that I’d be getting it free 6-7 weeks later (that’s a long time!). I’ve been so impatient to get my hands on it and now that I have, I’m not disappointed. There is a matching Blossom punch for punching out the flowers and the 3/4” and 1” Circle punches work with the flower centres, if you don’t want to cut them out by hand as I did here.

Stamp sets: Mixed Bunch (W125535 or C125537), TeenyTiny Wishes (W115370)
Cardstock: Island Indigo (124390), Pool Party (124391), Lucky Limeade (124389), Whisper White (106549), Vellum Paper (108631)
Ink: Island Indigo (122937)
Marker: Island Indigo (2011-2013 In Colors 123002)
Punches: Blossom (125603), Scallop Trim Border (118402), Word Window (119857)
Embossing Folder: Vintage Wallpaper (120175)
Other: Basic Rhinestones (119246)
Tools: Big Shot (113439)

The card base is an A6 portrait of Island Indigo card. A panel of the same colour card was embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper, using the Big Shot. Strips of Lucky Limeade card were punched with the Scallop Trim Border and adhered behind the panel before adhering the layers direct to the front of the card. Using Island Indigo ink, the ornate flower was stamped three times onto Vellum Paper and punched out with the Blossom. Three more Blossoms were punched from Pool Party card and the petals were shaped before adding a dimensional between each set of matching flowers. The ornate flower centre was stamped three times onto Whisper White card with Island Indigo ink and cut out by hand. Using the Island Indigo Marker direct to stamp, the sentiment was stamped word by word and punched out with the Word Window. Each word was fashioned into a banner by snipping a “V” into the end. The sentiment was adhered together, then behind one of the flower centres before adhering direct to the flower. Flower centres were also adhered to the other flowers and then all were popped up on dimensionals on the card front, with the sentiment in the centre. Finally, large rhinestones were used to finish each flower.

 Recipe (Inside)
Stamp sets: Mixed Bunch (W125535 or C125537), Delightful Dozen (W122650 or C122652)
Cardstock: Whisper White (106549)
Ink: Pool Party (122938)
Marker: Island Indigo (2011-2013 In Colors 123002)

For the inside, the Whisper White card insert was stamped selectively, using the Island Indigo marker direct to stamp technique, to stamp just part of the sentiment from the Delightful Dozen birthday stamp. The ornate flower from the front of the card was stamped off the insert in the lower right corner using Pool Party ink and then the flower centre was stamped over the edge of the sentiment, after stamping off once to reduce the intensity.

Hope you like this set even half as much as I do Laughing

Sara xx

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