Simon Says Stamp - Perfect Birthday Card



Hello Lovelies! Is anyone celebrating a Birthday soon? Kitty and I are sending birthday wishes and sequins to get the party started.


I tried something new-ish with the Purrfect Birthday Stamp Set from the Dream Big Release. I've done an infinity shaker before but I wanted the sequins to frame my colorful background and that's how I ended up here...


One of the things that I DID NOT ENJOY about making Shaker Cards was creating the clear acetate layer, so I'm thrilled that we now have premade acetate shaker covers! Check it out below, along with a few other key items.


Essential Card Supplies:



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HAPPY BIRTHDAY - Embossing, Ink-Blending, Copic Coloring and Die-cutting

Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Embossed Layer: 3 1/4" x 4 1/2"


Featuring:





CARD PALETTE


CARD WALKTHROUGH

EMBOSSING AND DIE-CUTTING

Emboss 110lb white cardstock using the Dibble Dot Embossing Folder.


Blend the selected Oxide Inks in a random pattern onto this embossed layer.











Optional Step: I sprayed my inked layer with water to get softer and more "powdery" tones out of the Distress Oxides and then blotted with paper towel.


Die-cut the card background using the ______ Cover Plate and set aside.

 

COPIC COLORING


Balloon & Bow on Gift - BG32, BG34

Cat Fur & Cheeks - R30, YR12, YR14, YR24, YR27

Cat Ears - R20

Party Hat and Gift - RV17, RV55, V06, V09



Once Birthday Kitty is colored, fussy-cut by hand.

 


DETAIL INKING

Trim adhesive foam to _________















Adhere foam sheet to center of die-cut background to create a raised platform.














Sprinkle Coral Burst Sequins around the foam adhesive platform.














Remove the top adhesive layer from the foam to expose the adhesive below. This will adhere to the Shaker Cover.













Use the Round and Flat Brushes to ink the leaves in Limelicious Ink.


Tip: The Round covers the small areas quickly and the Flat allowed me to get into narrower areas without messing up the petals too much.









Gently place the Shaker Cover over the background/foam/shaker layer with the protective backing side (that says '3M' in red lettering) facing down.












Carefully flip over, keeping your sequins intact














Remove the protective backing and adhere the Shaker Cover to the base layer.













Apply double-sided tape to the back side of the shaker.


Remove the protective red backing and adhere to a card base.











Adhere the inked/embossed layer to the shaker card front covering the adhesive foam beneath the Shaker Cover.













Stamp and die-cut the Big and Bold "Happy Birthday" sentiment.


Adhere the sentiment, as well as the cat and gift to the shaker card front.











Place Coral Burst Sequins in a Triangle Dish to make them easy to pick up and then adhere a few additional sequins to the embossed layer with Craft Tacky Glue.


Tip: The thicker consistency of Craft Tacky Glue makes it easier for me to use when adhering non-paper things like sequins.






 

The Oxide Inks on the Dibble Dot pattern is too cute.



The chunky lettering of the Happy Birthday easily stands out agains the bold background and the sequin bling!



Kitty is all dressed up and ready to party!



These sequins are something special in the sunlight!



Happy Birthday Wishes to all celebrating!


 

A shaker card always makes me smile and now I can create one more easily with the Shaker Covers and use all my pretty sequins.


Thank you for stopping by and see you soon!

 

SUPPLIES:

I listed the products that I have used below. Please note that these are compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support. All stamps used today were part of my maker package from Simon Says Stamp. Click on the icons below each product picture to shop with SimonSaysStamp.com.