Birthday Delivery for Christmas

Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson | Birthday Deliver for Christmas

The Birthday Delivery Bundle was on my very first order when the Annual Catalogue went live, but I’m ashamed to say that it’s seen very little ink until now. Even though it was designed with birthdays in mind most of the images and some of the sentiments are suitable for lots of different occasions – I love versatile sets like that 🙂 and today I have a sweet Christmas card to share with you made using this set.

These stamps were also perfect for practicing with my *new* Stampin’ Blends – yay!!! I’ve been wanting to try colouring with alcohol markers for quite a while now and when Stampin’ Up! announced the demonstrator only pre-order of their new Stampin’ Blends, it seemed the perfect time to start 🙂

Note: The customer release date for these new alcohol markers has not been announced yet, but won’t be too far away.

Little Paper Party, Birthday Delivery, Oh, What Fun, Stampin' Blends, #1

I’ve been dying to try some paper piecing on the little girls dress and what better than a sweet checked Christmas dress made from the Quilted Christmas DSP? I stamped the little girl onto Thick Whisper White cardstock (for colouring) in Momento Black ink and then stamped the dress section only onto the DSP.

I fussy cut her dress out as close to the outline as possible, the outline on the cardstock will help cover any mistakes and ran a Basic Black marker lightly along the cut edges to cover the white edges on the DSP before adhering them together and the two images merged seamlessly, I was so pleased with the result 🙂

Little Paper Party, Birthday Delivery, Oh, What Fun, Stampin' Blends, #2

To colour the rest of the image I used Stampin’ Blends in light & dark Cherry Cobbler for her socks, light and dark Daffodil Delight for her hair, Ivory for her arms and legs and light Smoky Slate on her shoes.

I really liked how you could easily build up colour with these new markers and think these images are perfect for beginners – like myself – as they’re small areas and the stamped outline suggests where to add the darker colours – any help greatly appreciated 😉

Little Paper Party, Birthday Delivery, Oh, What Fun, Stampin' Blends, #4.jpg

I kept the rest of the card quite simple as I wanted the little girl to be the focal point, so lots of textured white with splashes of red ribbon and a stamped sentiment finished of my design nicely, added extra interest, but still let the main element of my card shine 🙂

I hope you liked my project today and my first attempts at colouring with alcohol markers. I know I still need lots of practice and hopefully one day I’ll be able to create the beautiful, coloured images I admire online.

If you’d like to purchase any of the products I used today (except the Stampin’ Blends Markers), please visit my online store. I’d love to be your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in Australia and remember to use October’s Host Code: B4WEUB23 when you shop with me to receive your Customer Rewards.

Cheers,
Karen

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