First I started off by stamping my image onto illustration paper with Momento Tuxedo Black ink. I didn't stamp the whole image. I left out part of her balloons and hat. I won't be using those is this project.
Next, I colored her face using Spectrum Noir markers in FS5, and TN3. Then added some pink in her cheeks with PP2. Then I used colors GB1, TN3, TN4, TN5, TN6, TN9, and GB9 to color her hair.
Most times I'm careful in staying inside the lines... this time not too much. I was going to cut out my image anyway so going a little outside the lines really didn't matter. I trimmed away the balloon and her little party hat.. and presto an everyday girl stamp!
I used a drop of Diamond Glaze to adhere a little rhinestone bow. It fills in the space where the birthday hat once sat, turning this birthday stamp into a stamp you can use for any occasion!
I used my Cut'n'boss machine and cut out my card mats using the 2 biggest dies from the my Blueprints 14 set... easy peasy with the cut'n'boss' extra large platform... both dies go trough at the same time!
Then I ebrushed my edges with my Spectrum Noir Markers. The rounded edged square I ebrushed in PP2 and for the edges of the doily I used DR1 and DR5. Notice I didn't ebrush the whole thing. I left a blank space, I left a space untouched on one side. I then adhered my doily to my mat and trimmed off the excess of the doily that wasn't ebrushed.
Then I quickly ran my panels through Xyron Creative Station for quick end to end adhesive.
I also ran my smaller pieces through my 3" Xyron Sticker Maker.
I then embossed my 5"x5" piece of red cardstock using my Twill Herringbone embossing folder.
And then ebrushed the edges with a black Sharpie.
I didn't have flowers to match my color scheme so I gessoed the paper roses I did have (which were originally blue) and ebrushed them with the same pink and red markers that I previously used.
After adhering my card panels and image in place I glued my roses down with more diamond glaze and added my sentiment.
This sentiment is also included with the Birthday Girl stamp set. I stamped it then cut it out using one of the smaller dies in my Blueprint 14 set.
Hope you loved the way I used my stamps today and that you won't be afraid of using your stamps a little differently!!
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