I really enjoyed the classes this week where we used the aptly named Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set. This is an incredibly versatile set with lots of lovely sentiment options.

www,crafty-rootes.com – happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

Our first card was masculine themed as these are cards my ladies struggle to make, it would also make a lovely card for a teenager. Using scrap Whisper White cardstock we stamped the spotty balloon image using Fresh Fig ink, Tranquil Tide ink and Lemon Lime Twist ink, about 5 – 6 balloon was enough. We then stamped the Hooray balloon from the same set in Fresh Fig ink and punched all the balloons out using the Balloon Bouquet Punch. We laid the balloons out on a panel of Whisper White cardstock, 4⅛” by 2” to get an idea of placement. We glued the first 3 balloons directly to the Whisper White panel using Tombow Liquid Adhesive and added the remaining balloons on Stampin’ Dimensionals. We stamped the curly balloon strings under the popped up balloons. The sentiment was stamped in Tranquil Tide ink onto a thin strip of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock. We stamped the spotty balloon onto the Tranquil Tide card base using Tranquil Tide ink for a subtle tone on tone background. We punched a border strip in Fresh Fig card using the Ticket Border Punch and added it to the left side of the Whisper White panel with Tombow Liquid Adhesive. The whole decorated panel was then added to the card base using Tombow Liquid Adhesive and the sentiment strip was added on Stampin’ Dimensionals. We added a few Iridescent Sequins to catch the light. Love this card and so did the ladies.

www.crafty-rootes.com – happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

The second card was a very girly. We took a piece of Whisper White cardstock 5⅜” by 3⅝” and placed a Stitched Shape Circle Framelit die towards the top on the right had side with a small portion of the die hanging over the side and ran it through the Big Shot. We then started to stamp around the die cut circle edge starting with the biggest images and working down to the smallest images to fill in the space. We punched a strip of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock using the Ticket Border Punch and added it to the stamped layer with Tombow Liquid Adhesive, the whole panel was adhered to a Fresh Fig card base against the right hand edge. The stitched circle was added to a Berry Burst Scalloped Circle, cut using the Layering Circle dies with Tombow and added to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals, the overhanging edge was then trimmed off. To finish off the card we added a scattering of Iridescent Sequins. Such a pretty card.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

The final card looks complicated but is actually pretty easy. We started with a piece of Whisper White cardstock 3½” by 3⅛” and coloured it in with Sponge Daubers using Tranquil Tide, Powder Pink, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst inks. This panel was then die cut using the Happy Birthday Thinlit die, we used the die again to cut out a second Happy Birthday from a layer of Basic Black cardstock 5½” by 3⅝”. A layer of Whisper White 5⅜” by 3⅝” was then glued to the Basic Black layer using Tombow Liquid Adhesive and no-one will ever know there is something cut out of it. The whole panel was then added to a Lemon Lime Twist card base. The coloured die cut sentiment was then glued to the Basic Black version using Tombow Liquid Adhesive, slightly offsetting it to give a shadow effect, gorgeous. The piece was then added with Tombow to the card front and a scattering of Iridescent Sequins (can’t get enough of these) was added. Another great card.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Happy Birthday Thinlit dies by STampin’ Up!

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Details of the products I used for this project can be found below. Please visit my blog again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used:
Stamp sets
Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Cardstock
Tranquil Tide, Whisper White, Berry Burst, Basic Black & Lemon Lime Twist
Ink Pads
Momento Tuxedo Black, Lemon Lime Twist + Dauber, Fresh Fig + Dauber, Powder Pink + Dauber, Berry Burst + Dauber & Tranquil Tide + Dauber
Marker Pens
Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo and Calypso Coral
Dies
Happy Birthday Thinlit, Stitched Shapes Framelits & Layering Circles Framelits
Punches
Balloon Bouquet & Ticket Border
Tools
Big Shot, Stampin’ Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Bone Folder, Paper Piercer and Scissors
Acrylic Blocks
A, A, A, A. B, B, B & C
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
Iridescent sequins, Grid Paper & Whisper White Envelope

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