There's a whole lotta celebrating around here this weekend--my sister and her daughter's birthday (on the same day, the baby is 1!!!), my nephews belated birthday gift opening, and Stampin' Addicts turns 2! How cool is that?
Welcome to my stop on the Stampin' Addicts Birthday Technique Blog Hop. Each stop features a technique used on birthday projects. You may be starting here at Lily' Ink Pad with my Chalkboard technique or perhaps you came from Krystal's Cards More featuring spotlighting.
The Chalkboard technique is my favorite technique because it adds brightness to dark colors, and maybe, as a middle school teacher, I like chalk. First up, a traditional use of this technique on a card for a young girl or tween.
This is a birthday card for a friend, perhaps an older one who doesn't want her birthday known. This idea came to me as I wanted to make some flowers, but wanted a purple background. I simply stamped the Whisper White Craft Ink on Concord Crush, and then added pastels in Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, and Daffodil Delight. I also added a little layer of circles that are chalkboarded (I hope that's a word), with Certainly Celery on Certainly Celery cardstock.
Next up, I tried to go Natural:
What Could this be?
Yummy cupcakes! As I was told recently, every cupcake needs a little swirl, so I used Baroque Motifs on the cupcake die cuts and "frosted" them with Tempting Turquoise pastels.
But let's look inside:
and....TaDah!---A cupcake is inside! I am not eating sweets (much) right now, so didn't make a real one. This one came from a cool store and will be a part of my niece's birthday gift (shhh, don't tell her). I added my sides to the box top, because if the cupcake, was real, there would be a good chance I would ruin my box with the frosting. This way, if the box gets frosted, we can save the pretty part!
That's all I have for now. Come back on Monday for some details about my projects with complete recipes. Continue on your way on the Blog Hop by visiting Betty's blog Kitty Stamps to learn about watercoloring.
If you get lost along the way, just go to the Stampin' Addicts website to get back on track. In 20 clicks you should be back here!
Happy Birthday, Stampin' Addicts!