Hello Sunshines! It's day 1 of the July Papertrey Ink new releases and today I have the pleasure of sharing with you the new Birthday Classics: August stamp set. I have so enjoyed Dawn's Birthday Classic series and love being able to pull out a set for appropriate months and customize special birthday cards.
This first card uses the large image from this stamp set and I have stamped it on aqua vellum using watermark ink and then heat embossed it using white embossing powder. It is framed in using the Monthly Moments: Instant Photo 2 die with Background Basics: Wrought Iron stamped across the bottom in Spring Moss ink. I accented a portion of the image by stamping it on a strip of Vintage Cream using Melon Berry ink, and then attached it to a Double Ended Banner die in order to add a little interest and make the sentiment pop a bit. A bow tied from White Silk ribbon was added to bring in a feminine touch and finish the card off.
At the bottom I've used more images from the Birthday Classics: August stamp set and stamped them using Aqua Mist and Melon Berry ink.
I pulled out my Gelatos for this next card, embossing the image using white embossing powder and then adding color from Gelatos and a bit of water to make the sentiment show through. I love the soft, dreamy effect.
I added coordinating sequins and tiny stars left over from the Super Star Border die cut from Sweet Blush cardstock.
Across the bottom I added my Super Star Border and also a stamped sentiment using the new Banner Sentiments stamp set and Double Ended Banners die.
I had lots of fun mixing in a butterfly die from the Life Is Beautiful die collection on this card. I cut the butterfly in half and adhered each half under a Tag Sale #1 stamped using the Birthday Classics: August stamp set and Simply Chartreuse ink. I used the small flower from this stamp set and stamped the background of the tag using Sweet Blush ink.
At the bottom corner of my tag I added Vintage Cream felt flowers and Limeade Ice felt leaves cut using the new Note Niblets die collection. The centers of my flowers are embellished using Berry Sorbet and Summer Sunrise buttons.
Lastly, this card uses other phrases from the Birthday Classics: August stamp set. I stamped "August" onto a Tremendous Tag cut from Vintage Cream cardstock and then swiped on some pale color using my waterbrush and Getlatos once again...kinda hooked on my Gelatos, which are a new-to-me find :).
The Tremendous Tag is nestled in the center of a new Tag Sale...which you'll learn more about soon :).
Across the bottom, I added my sentiment using Melon Berry ink.
If you haven't yet treated yourself to one or two of the mini stamp sets in the Birthday Classic series, I think you deserve to...cards for special people come together so quickly and add such a personal touch.
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