Card Spotlight: Happy Birthday!

Hello my crafty friends and thank you for stopping by! Today I want to share with you a card I created using a stamp set that I got in last month’s ‘My Monthly Hero’ Hero Arts stamp set. I hope you enjoy today’s post, let’s get started!

Today I’m using the Decorate a Cake‘ stamp set from Hero Arts. I saw this as one of the add on’s to the February Hero Arts stamp set and I absolutely love it! I was making a card for my cousin’s birthday and this worked quite nicely. I wanted there to be candles and flowers on the cake so I stamped onto Simon Says Stamp masking paper and fussy cut out the flowers and candles I wanted to use. This did take me a hot minute but it was totally worth it.

This is the cake after all the stamping was done. I used Gina K Amalgam Ink to stamp the whole image because I was going to color with my Prismacolor Premier pencils and I didn’t know if I was going to use Gamsol which doesn’t play well with my usual Versafine Onyx Black ink. I also used Color It! Glitter Gel pens and I wasn’t sure how the would react with the Versafine either, so using the Amalgam ink was the safer bet.

Once I finished coloring the image in and stamping the ‘Happy Birthday’ sentiment with Hero Arts glitter pink embossing powder, I started adding some pearls. I used the Glossy Thistle pearl mix from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards to embellish the front of the card. I don’t use the pearls as much as I would like because I naturally gravitate towards the faceted gems. To be hones, they are easier to pick up with my Crystal Kubaton by the same people who make the Crystal Katana. This one is a twist up and you can sharpen the tip with a pencil sharpener whenever it gets dull. I absolutely adore this tool, it has made my life so much easier!

Here is the finished card. The sentiment on the bottom is easier to see in real life than it is in a picture. You can’t really see it in the picture but the glitter gel pens on the little scoops of frosting really stand out and shimmer against the colored pencil cake. I hope you enjoyed today’s post. Is there any type of card you would like to see me make? Be sure to let me know! If you enjoyed today’s post, please consider subscribing and following here and over on Instagram (@ cardstockqueen). I’ll be back on Tuesday with another card so, until then, keep creating and I hope to see you soon! XOXO

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