I know, I know… I made so many cards using the Stamp of Approval already, but I like this collection so much that I had to create a couple more. Besides, I got the design guide end of last week and the samples in there are so gorgeous! I can’t even… 🙂
For the first four cards I used a scrap piece of white card stock and blended Squeezed Lemonade and Abandoned Coral all over it. Now I die cut four pieces of cake out of them. For the first two cards I also die cut another two pieces of white card stock with the frame die and stamped two different sayings using the circle stamps.
For the other two cake pieces, I used the same circle stamp set, but stamped a variety of circles to the bottom right corner of the card base. I had some left over “cheese holes” that I adhered to one of the cards as embellishments. And of course I had to add some sparkle to them using the Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen.
The next card features the included stencil. I created the background using Hickory Smoke Distress ink. For the focal point, I die cut another piece of white card stock with the frame die, stamped some birthday swings (is that the right word?) all over it, and added a sentiment to the bottom right corner. Now I stamped and die-cut the cake. The inks used are Lawn Fawn Wild Rose, Simon Says Teeny Bikini, and Rosie Cheeks. This card also plays along in the Fusion “Pretty in Pink” challenge.
This card was the most complicated from this set, but it’s well worth it! I started with embossing the background using the stencil and translucent embossing paste. While that was drying, I die-cut the scalloped border three times, stamped the cake in black and die-cut it, and stamped the sentiment and cut it into stripes. As soon as the paste was dry, I blended Salty Ocean and Picked Raspberry Distress ink all over it. Now I adhered the three frames together and to the background. Cake and banners were added as well and finished was the last card of the day 🙂
I doubt that these will be the last I made, but I try to create a few different during the next days 😉
Btw, do you like the images? I created a light box to have a better background for my photos. I think it’s a little too dark, but better than before. Do you have any recommendations on the lights I could use? Mine are 40 Watt LED bulbs.