I’m finally getting to use my new It’s Your Birthday stamp, by Studio Katia! I just love the big bold script, combined with the smaller additional sentiments of this stamp set. There’s actually a little story behind this stamp – I had ordered it when it was first released, during Studio Katia’s birthday release, along with a few other items. Then, I received an email from their order department – due to a system glitch, they had oversold this particular stamp set! No worry – I’ve experienced my share of system glitches, so I was fine with that. My other products were shipped promptly, and I’m very happy with them. When my order of the It’s Your Birthday stamp set arrived – Studio Katia very kindly surprised me with an extra stamp, and some gorgeous sequins!
How sweet is that?! Just because of a system glitch – something out of their control – they sent me these wonderful extras! (The Underwater Sun Rays stencil was something I had ordered, and paid for). That’s what I call caring about your customer. Although I was content with the email letting me know it had to be back-ordered, and didn’t even reply. 🙂
IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY CARD
I decided to combine the Concord & 9th Birthday Basics Turnabout stamp set with the It’s Your Birthday stamp.
I created a background panel with the Turnabout stamp set, and then trimmed it down to fit my sentiment panel.
What I love about the Turnabout stamp sets is that you can use any colours you want – even use 1 colour only – to create the feeling you want. You can stamp the image 1, 2, 3 or all 4 times, turning the cardstock panel 1/4 turn between each stamping. This completes the images! All of the new Turnabout stamps come with the stamp Jig for lining up the stamp properly in your stamp platform, like a MISTI. If you have older Turnabout stamp sets, you can purchase packs of Jigs to use!
I chose Distress and Distress Oxide inks for my Birthday Basics Turnabout; Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio and Broken China. After measuring the placement needed for the sentiment in the middle of the dark teal cardstock panel, I trimmed down the background panel.
Set up the sentiment in your stamp platform, so that it is set up perfectly between your cut panels. Stamp in Versamark ink, and cover with gold embossing powder. Set the powder with a heat tool. I set up the little confetti stamps at the same time as the sentiment, and heat embossed them all at once. Stamp platforms can really make your life easier!
Now, attach your trimmed panels to the sentiment panel with foam tape, and then attach it to a bright yellow card base.
I forgot to take a picture from the other side! Since I had excess trimmed off from the Turnabout background panel, I attached strips at the top & bottom of the inside panel of white cardstock. Adding something to the inside of your card is always a fun surprise to the recipient.
GET READY FOR BIRTHDAYS!
If you’re like my family, ‘birthday season’ is coming up! Actually, it’s pretty constant all year, so I like to have extra cards already made. If you’d like to purchase any of the supplies I used to create this card, I’ve included shopping links below, for your ease 🙂
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