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Happy Birthday Balloons – Two Ways!

I always like to have lots of birthday cards on hand for last minute giving and mailing (for both my own personal stash and my non crafty friends. I have a project to share today using a very cute birthday stamp from Simply Stamps.

I’m going to share two different ways to use the adorable Happy Birthday Balloons stamp. This is just two ways to use it.. I have more ideas running around in my head. I’ll save those for another post.

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I started out by making a simple watercolor background. Lots of circles and splatters with green, blue, orange and a pretty dark pink. Don’t worry about being perfect with your circles. It’s all about random colors.

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I then stamped my Happy Birthday Balloons stamp with black ink and mounted it onto a blue card. How pretty is that for a very simple card?

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For my second version of this image I’ll step it up a bit and add another layer for the balloons and banner. I made a quick wash background with the same blue and green paints for the balloons as I used on the background. I wet my watercolor paper and let the two colors blend.

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I stamped my Happy Birthday Balloons with black ink. I added a little shading to the balloons and highlights with a white gel pen and then used scissors to cut them out. I used a black marker on the edges after cutting.

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Next I stamped the “birthday” banner onto white cardstock with black ink.

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Here is a close up of the card after the cut out pieces were layered onto my card. This version is still very simple but adds a little more punch that the first version of the card. I liked how festive both of the cards turned out.

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Have a great day!

Happy Giraffes

Happy Tuesday!

It seems like everyone in my Facebook feed is waiting for April the giraffe to have her new baby. If you haven’t seen the live feed you can see it here. I thought to myself this would be a perfect time to use my Designer Giraffe Craft Stamp by Karmabee from Simply Stamps. Love the fun zentangled design in the giraffes!

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I started by stamping my giraffes onto a post-it note (I used a couple and glued them together so I would have the sticky at both the head and feet areas.

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I used a pair of scissors to cut out my image creating a mask.

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I stamped the image onto a piece of white cardstock with black ink.

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Next I carefully covered the image with my giraffe mask.

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I placed my stencil (Polka from Brutus Monroe) over my image and sponged ink (Ranger Distress Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers) and then repositioned the stencil and sponged on a layer of Twisted Citron.

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I removed the mask and added a little coloring to the giraffes with markers (Zig Clean Color). I used my Happy Everything stamp – this is a Custom One Line stamp from Simply Stamps. Have you ever wanted a special phrase and couldn’t find it anywhere? Simply Stamps has your problem solved.

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I hope you enjoyed my project!!!

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Have a great day! Jeanne

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#ILOVEYOU

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I have two crayon resist technique cards to share today using stamps from Simply Stamps!

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I started with watercolor paper and then drew some simple hearts onto the paper with a white crayon. I used watercolors to create a wash over the hearts. Once dry I wiped the excess paint from the hearts with a damp paper towel.

When my background was completely dry I stamped the I LOVE YOU Hashtag Rubber Stamp  from Simply Stamps onto my cards with black ink (Raven Detail ink from Brutus Monroe).

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Hope you enjoyed this quick and easy technique.

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