Touch and Feel Birthday Card

My grandson Landon is really in to the touch and feel board books right now.  And that was my inspiration for this fun birthday card!

I combined four of my favorite In Colors to create this card — Rich Razzleberry, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry and Melon Mambo.  Each layer has something to "touch and feel" — lots of texture!  I ran the Bermuda Bay card stock through the Big Shot using the diamond Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plate.  TIP:  Spritz your card stock with water before using the texturz plates to get a crisper image.  Next came some Textured Crushed Curry card stock then Melon Mambo card stock stamped with Craft Black ink then Black Embossing Powder and heat embossed using the Heat Tool.  (The cat image is done in the same way.)  The main image combines two sets — C is for Cat and Four Square for the "happy birthday" sentiment.  I added some more texture with a crochet flower from Fleurettes II and a Clear Rhinestone Brad.

Item No. 115764 C is for Cat stamp set $15.95
Item No. 111632 Four Square $14.95
Item No. 114512 Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates $11.95
Item No. 114615 Standard Texturz Silicone Rubber $5.95
Item No. 114614 Standard Texturz Impressions Pad $5.95
Item No. 113439 Big Shot Die Cut Machine $99.95
Item No. 109133 Black Stampin' Emboss Powder $4.75
Item No. 100005 Heat Tool $29.95
Item No. 103083 Embossing Buddy $5.95
Item No. 113144 Clear Rhinestone Brads $10.95
Item No. 114604 Fleurettes II $9.95

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Heartfelt Stampers Swaps

There is so much talent in our Heartfelt Stampers team of Stampin' Up! demonstrators!  I'm sharing just a few of my favorite swaps I received at our Team Time in March.

Here's a swap from Aly Schilling, my daughter and team leader.  I love her unusual color combination.  Here's Elements of Style again!  Doesn't it have such a different look?  View two other cards using this preview set from the Summer Mini Catalog HERE and HERE.  You can order yours beginning May 1st!

Next is a beautiful card by Phyl Lyons.  Phyl used Of the Earth Hostess stamp set, as well as Well Scripted, with a beautiful palette of Ruby Red, Bordering Blue, Old Olive and Whisper White.  She used the Texturz Plates Kit #4 to add dimension to the Bordering Blue card stock.

Next is a gorgeous card from Pam Kane.  Pam used the Level 2 hostess stamp set called Asian Artistry.  I love her layout, especially all the layering and the torn and folded corners.

Here's a fun card from Christine Luce.  Christine prepared her background by coloring with Watercolor Crayons in Yoyo Yellow, Only Orange and Pixie Pink, then used an AquaPainter to colorwash the background. She used Choo Choo stamp set and stamped the train image with StazOn Black Ink.  Great card!

Next up is Patty Braun's beautifully simple card using C is for Cat.  Notice that her special feline friend sports a blingy color made with Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds.  She embossed the background with the Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder.

Jen Rios-Raner led our make-and-take project, and she showed us how to use the Tulipe Die with the Big Shot to make our own stencil.  Then add color to your card stock by sponging on inks with the Sponge Daubers.  We also added more interest to the stencil image by rolling it with the Very Vintage jumbo wheel found in the Occasions Mini Catalog.  We added some other darling little details with the Scallop Trim Border Punch, Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon and Pretty in Pink Sending Love Epoxy Brad.  I always love Jen's deslgns!

Don't Forget!

  • To sign up for our Spring Stamping Retreat Weekend! Click HERE for more details and to register!
  • To sign up for the Spring Card Class!  Click HERE for more details and to register. Deadline is today, March 14th!
  • To sign up for the March Card Kit!  Click HERE for more details and to purchase!  Deadline is tomorrow, March 15th!

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