Hello Friends! I am sorry I have been away from my blog for a couple days :( Friday was crazy. I was really busy with my little ones. Then I had a workshop that afternoon. Saturday my daughter had a tournament all day. I did stamp, but by the time the card was done, it was too dark to take a photo! I just LOVE this card. (can I toot my own horn?) There is a lot of inspiration with this card. My baby is turning 2 this week. I thought I would make him a card. I don't always make cards for my children. I feel like I am making a card for myself. I think I will do something with this card after his birthday, maybe add a photo to it and scrap them together? Or something with chip board and have a them framed together? More inspiration came from Beate's technique "thumping". The title of her technique was intriguing. I thought maybe I had done it before and just didn't call it anything. Maybe I have....I don't know. BUT I wouldn't have last night if I weren't on Split Coast Stampers, checking out what is new! Check it out!! Very cool Technique and I think it turned out great on this card. My other inspiration came from the sketch challenge. I checked out this weeks sketch, then went on to figure out what would go with it! I had the idea to use 2 cupcakes (the cupcake is from Treat Yourself by Stampin' Up!), I wanted to use my Wild Wasabi Double Stitched Ribbon, and the Print Pattern Background stamp. Wild Wasabi Ribbon started me off on a color scheme. Night of Navy I thought would look great with it and I chose some DSP for the cupcakes - Certainly Celery and So Saffron. I stamped the Cupcakes on white card stock. Then again on the Celery DSP and on the So Saffron paper. From the images stamped on the DSP, I cut out the cupcake bottoms, the little flame, and the cupcake tops. The only thing I water colored in is the candle, with Night of Navy. Because the cupcakes are so large, I trimmed them close. Not trying to over do it, I only paper pierced a bit in the corners on these pieces. I trimmed some Night of Navy behind them closely too in hopes to keep them looking as "one" piece. (as shown on sketch) I then used Wild Wasabi behind the navy, leaving enough border so that I could paper pierce. I used the "thumping" technique on the large background stamp. I first inked it in Wild Wasabi, then took my Night of Navy marker and started tapping the side of it onto the already inked stamp. It left navy markings all over. I "huffed" on the stamp to make sure the ink was moist enough before stamping, and then stamped it, trimmed it to size, and added some Wasabi behind it. I then tried the same technique with the #2 from Pure & Simple Numbers. I inked it in Wild Wasabi and then added Night of Navy taps from the marker. I stamped it on white, then cut it out leaving a border around the #2. I stamped the "you're" from the Family Phrases stamp "you're invited". I did this by taking my Night of Navy marker and only inking the "you're" and omitting the invited. The window punch worked perfectly for this image. I wanted it to really tie the two cupcakes in together, so I placed it touching both cupcakes, added the #2 right on top, and then added a couple brads to really drill the "2" theme in!! I think the whole card just says "2" to me!! Two squares, two cupcakes, two brads, two corners with ribbon, and of course the number 2!! Add some white doodling, some Dazzling Diamonds glitter, and I think that sums it all up!!
I hope you like my card!!