Celebrating Someone Special
Today I am celebrating the birthday of someone very special to me! Happy Birthday, Sweet Girl! Knowing her special day was coming up, I just had to design a Super Special card for her! I think I hit the mark…what do you think?
Masks and Embossing Paste
I’ve been on a Black & White trend lately with my designs. I love the elegance it gives to a card. Plus, Black just happens to be the favorite color of my birthday girl, so.. (yes, she’s a walking statement of elegance too!) I love adding texture to my cards…so the Sweet Soire’e Decorative Masks paired with White Embossing Paste was definitely going to add just what I wanted for this card.
Applying Embossing Paste over the Masks is much like icing a cake! First step, you spread it over the mask just like you would to a cake. The second step is to use your palette knife to remove all the excess paste from the mask. Last step, carefully lift up the mask and admire your work!
Decorating with Embellishment Kits
Do you think you must create every element for your cards from scratch? I don’t! I love using the embellishment kits Stampin’ Up! offers on my cards. It’s quick. It’s easy. And the Sweet Soire’e Embellishment Kit just ROCKS! It has tassels, scalloped velvet trim, tags and these awesome foiled flowers and vellum foiled leaves! All I had to do was add some Stampin’ Dimensionals behind the flowers to pop them onto my card front. I used Mini Glue Dots to add the vellum leaves.
Celebrating with Sentiment Options
The ‘Celebrate’ sentiment was the obvious choice for the sentiment for my card. A quick 1/2″ Whisper White card stock strip, dove-tailed on one end is all I needed. I could have used any of the sentiments from the Cake Soire’e stamp set…they all would have been perfect!
Hugs & Smiles,