Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Birthday Sale-A-Brations!

With just two weeks left of Sale-A-Bration, I wanted to showcase another Birthday card made with the Sale-A-Bration Yummy stamp set. I call the top card Birthday Yum. It is another fast and easy to duplicate card using a wheeled background, hand colored stamp with hand colored verse. Selective coloring is a stamping technique shown in these two card samples where you choose portions of the stamp design to add different color(s). In the Birthday Yum card (top), I applied markers directly to the stamp to make a colorful cupcake. Since the sprinkles are reversed out, I added those marker colors in after the design was stamped. I used the same selective coloring technique to add emphasis to the word Yummy by making it red in the verse. The ribbon is red gingham threaded through a tiny slit in the seam!

In the second card, Candles and Sprinkles, I got a little bit trickier by coloring in the top of my cupcake in brown, using a versamarker (clear ink) on bottom, stamping and embossing the cupcake liner in silver EP. I then went back and added the color sprinkles afterwards. I used the same Illuminations wheel on each background. Instead of using the candle in the cupcake, I repeated it at the bottom of the card as a graphic pattern. I separated the color block panels with a white scallop edge border that I punched. All supplies available on my SU website for order! Don't wait because the S-A-B sets are only available for a limited time, until March 31st!

The birthday set used in both of the cards is my new Stampin' Up! favorite...Party Hearty!

1 comment:

Lindsay Weirich said...

My stamps came yesterday!!!! I can't wait to play! Love the primary color combo, so fun!