P retty birthday card using Stampin' Up! products including some that can be earned for FREE during Sale-A-Bration 2022.
Cut cardstock and designer paper pieces to the following sizes using a Paper Trimmer:
- card from Pool Party Cardstock at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and scored at 4-1/4"
- 4" x 5-1/4" from Basic Black Cardstock
- 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" from Basic White Cardstock
- 1-3/4" x 3-7/8" of bird on flowering branch and flowers on blue background design from Friendly Hello 12" x 12" Design Series Paper
- 1" x 3-7/8" from Basic Black Cardstock
- 7/8" x 3-7/8" from Basic White Cardstock
As you are ready to stamp using the Friendly Hello Set, place the cardstock on the Stampin' Pierce Mat. Using the mat will help you get a cleaner image each time you stamp.
Mount the bird on a flowering branch image from the Friendly Hello Set on Block D. Ink it up with the Memento Ink Pad. Stamp it on the top of the large, vertical white rectangle so it is centered side to side and is about 5/8" from the top. Leave the stamp on the block.
Re-ink the bird on a flowering branch image on Block D with the Memento Ink Pad. Stamp it on the top of a Post-It Note so the bird is stamped along the edge of the Post-It Note where the adhesive will be on the back. Leave the stamp on the block.
Re-ink the bird on a flowering branch image on Block D with the Memento Ink Pad. Stamp it on the top of a different Post-It Note so the flowers are stamped along the edge of the Post-It Note where the adhesive will be on the back.
Use Paper Snips Scissors to cut out the bird and flower images on the Post-It Notes. Cut just inside the outer lines.
Adhere the Post-It Note bird and flowers cut outs over the corresponding images stamped on the white rectangle. It's okay if they don't line up perfectly.
Rub a Blending Brush across the open Pool Party Ink Pad to get it inky. Lightly rub the inky Blending Brush over the stamped and masked image on the top of the white rectangle in a rough circle. Get more ink on the Blending Brush as needed.
Tip: I just clean my Blending Brushes when I'm done using them by running them under water until no more color is coming off. Then, I let them air dry. They may be stained, but they are clean enough to use with any color of ink in the future
Remove the Post-It Note masks from the bird and flowers.
Adhere the piece of Friendly Hello Designer Paper to the bottom of the stamped and blended white rectangle.
Mount the birthday sentiment from the Friendly Hello Set on Block G. Ink it up with the Memento Ink Pad. Stamp it in the center of the thin, horizontal white strip so it is slightly closer to the top edge.
Adhere the stamped white strip to the center of the thin black strip so a little black shows on the top and bottom edges. The left and right ends will be even.
Adhere the matted sentiment strip to the stamped and blended white/designer paper rectangle so it covers the top of the designer paper and is just below the stamped image.
Adhere the stamped and blended white/designer paper/matted sentiment rectangle to the center of the large black rectangle.
Cut a 4-1/2" piece of the Black & White 1/4" Gingham Ribbon.
Lay the ribbon across the matted, stamped and blended white/designer paper/matted sentiment rectangle so it covers the bottom edge of the matted sentiment. Fold the ends of the ribbon over and secure the ribbon in place on the back with strips of Tear & Tape Adhesive.
Remove the protective backings from the Tear & Tape pieces and add Stampin' Seal to the back of the black rectangle. Adhere the rectangle to the front of the Pool Party card.
Cut an 8-1/2" piece of the Black & White 1/4" Gingham Ribbon.
Tie a small bow in the center of the ribbon. Trim the ends.
Use a Mini Glue Dot to adhere the bow at a angle to the left side of the ribbon already on the card front.
Use the mini spatula on the Take Your Pick to carefully peel up a large Coastal Cabana sequin from the sheet of Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Sequins making sure that you get the adhesive backing as well. Adhere it to the upper right side of the stamped and blended bird on a flowering branch image.
Use the mini spatula on the Take Your Pick to carefully peel up two small Coastal Cabana sequins from the sheet of Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Sequins making sure that you get the adhesive backings as well. Adhere them to the centers of the masked flowers.