The numbers are large enough to cut out quickly. I stamped them in GumDrop Green Ink and then cut them out. I went ahead and sponged on some distress ink around the edges to help them pop against the same paper. I also added the word happy to the no.1. It just fit perfectly there.
Her skin was all colored with Copics. I love the smooth, clean blending look of the Copics with skin tones. Then reached for my colored pencils for all other coloring. Here are the colors I used.
I loved the party girl feel, so I cut the gorgeous High Tea Doily and tucked it behind my Party Girl. I also went ahead and added a few party hats with the PARTY HAT BORDER. I love that you can customize each of the pieces with different colors. I added a few rhinestones to the tops.
I used the stitched border from BLUEPRINTS 1 to run along the bottom of my card. I went ahead and added a sentiment from BIG BIRTHDAY NUMBERS with the yummy BLUE RASPBERRY INK.
Here is the number I added. One of my other nieces is turning 9, so I cut out that number and topped it with a matching Blue Raspberry button. How cool is that you can customize any birthday or anniversary with these awesome numbers!!!
How about one more??? I can't leave out the boys, now can I? I created this collage, grunge, boy card pretty quickly. I even used the same paper pack by Crate Paper-party day. I also used MFT card stock in Kraft, Lemon Drop, Tangy Orange, and Black Licorice. I ♥ my MFT card stock!
I am sooo excited to have these new ROCK AND ROLL DIE-NAMICS and DOCUMENT IT-ROCK ON. They are going to get A LOT of mileage for my tween boys! I also got to use the LOLLIPOP ADDITIONS-BIRTHDAY stamps to accent this card. That diagonal stripe is my FAVE!!!
I used the awesome Black Licorice ink to stamp my numbers (yep, my nephew will be 11 in a few months! told you I'm getting a head start on birthday cards!). I used my W-3 Copic to add some shading to the numbers. I love how it looks on the Kraft cs. I stamped the word "rocks" with the new GUMDROP GREEN INK and tucked in a few starts here and there from LOLLIPOP ADDITONS-BIRTHDAY.
Check out the flames and guitar. Love those dies from ROCK AND ROLL DIE-NAMICS SET. I touched the edges of the flames with some ELECTRIC RED INK. It was a perfect color to add some heat to the flames. I sponged on some GUMDROP GREEN INK to the edges of my guitar.
- I grabbed my MFT Kraft re-fill, a small color pallet/tray, my water mister, and a small paint brush. I added a few drop of re-inker to one of my wells.
- Then I sprayed in a little bit of water to mute out the color (You don't need to do this step, if you'd like to leave it out).
- Then pick up the ink on the tip of your paint brush. After you have some ink on your brush, I just tap it gently on my card front. I tap the brush on my finger and the ink just drops onto your card stock. I feel like I have way more control this way.
You can make your own colored mist in any of the MFT colors this way. If you use more re-inker and add it to the Mister Bottle you can have your own spray, too. So don't forget to pick up your re-fills when you order your MFT Ink Pads.
I used to wait until my pads got dry to order my re-inkers, but then I'd be mad because I couldn't use my ink pad. It's worth the extra few dollars on your order to have it all right when you need/want it! Plus there are so many ways to use that yummy ink!
and I did up the Inside to match. Gives me another reason to use more cute stamps on a card!
Okay....I know it's been a long post, but I hope you enjoyed it. I love showing all the versatility of one stamp set. These à la mode-Big Birthday Numbers are a Must Have!
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