Sunday, January 24, 2016

Jambalaya's Stubby Stampers Birthday Club card

If you're a stamper and haven't seen the lovely stamps at Jambalaya's Stubby Stampers website, you definitely should give them a look.

A card exchange was started on their Yahoo group, so members could sign up to make birthday cards for each other throughout the year.

This is the first card I made to send out.

I made it using two coordinating preprinted papers. This design element stamp #3354 stamped out three times on preprinted paper in two shades of Colorbox Fluid Chalk ink was cut into three layers. I then applied Ranger Stardust Stickles to each layer, before applying popdots between layers to give it a dimensional look. The final topper is a pearl brad.

When I adheared it to the paper, I did place small popdots under each "leaf" of that layer to keep it raised. I also curled the paper slightly over a brush handle so it would stay raised up from the background paper, giving it more dimension.

A second design element stamp #4039 was stamped in Yellow Ochre Colorbox Fluid Chalk ink on the pre-printed background.

I cut a strip of coordinating paper for the border and also added some pearl cobachons over a row of what is actually a line of green dots on the paper. I didn't really like the green, and it gave me a guideline for the spacing of the pearls with zero measuring on my part! Gotta love that.

 Hope the recipient enjoyed getting it as much as I enjoyed making it!

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