Birthday Card

The challenge for Simon Says Stamp Monday was to use one stamp in many ways.  Sounds easy and challenging at the same time.  Challenging mostly because I’m not a techinque motivated crafter.  But I thought it would be a good challenge for myself, and I had fun creating the card.

I used a Simon Says Stamp stamp set and pigment inks.  I typically reach for dye inks because pigment inks take longer to dry, and I’m very clumsy, destined to smudge the ink, even after heat setting it.  But I wanted to make it look like my balloons were translucent and have some depth, so I opted for pigment ink.

The larger balloons are stamped straight with the pigment ink.  The smaller balloons, I stamped the first impression straight with ink.  Then I reinked the same stamp, stamped it off onto a pinstripe background stamp from My Favorite Things and restamped the same image.  It gave the appearance of stripes on the balloon.  I had planned to do a third image with clear embossing powder, so I heat set the images.  However, I decided that I didn’t want to add more balloons because I really like simplicity and minimalism in images.  So I restamped the small balloons with versamark and used clear embossing powder.
SSS Monday 323Supplies:  Simon Says Stamp (stamp, clear embossing powder & stitched rectangle die), Colorbox pigment inks, Papertrey Ink printed vellum, Hero Arts charcoal ink, misc rhinestones

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One thought on “Birthday Card

  1. Lovely Graphic design using the balloons. Fabulous card. Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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