This card was made with my BRAND NEW stamp set, Marquee Messages!!! (perk of being a Demonstrator! we get some stamp sets before anyone else!) we received it in our Stampin' Up On Stage event bags! I needed to make a card that was kind of neutral, so it gave me an excellent reason to use this set! although, any reason is a good reason to stamp, right?
I put a little extra effort into this one. I first stamped the main image, then colored certain parts, and then stamped the banner portion of the image on Island Indigo, embossed the "birthday" in black, then cut it out, and paper pieced it onto the main image. the little 'stars' or 'sparkles' were stamped, colored, cut out, and applied to the main image. I used circle punches and Real Red and Island Indigo for the background circles. The dotted background paper is a SaleaBration DSP. I used Crystal Effects on the 'lights' on the arrow portion, on the 'sparkels' and also on the red stripes on the side. I then added Wink of Stella to the "Its Your" part to give it a little extra something :o)
Ink: (used for coloring) Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, Real Red
Cardstock: Island Indigo, Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black
Stamps: Marquee Messages
Accessories: DSP, Crystal Effects, Circle Punches, Wink of Stella Glimmer Pen
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