Thursday, 25 September 2014

40th Birthday Cocktail

Hi guys

I thought I'd wait until this morning to share my next card.

This was a commission card made for a mutual friend who turned 40 earlier this week.  I bought this Stampin' Up set, 'Happy Hour' months ago but this is the first time I've inked it up.  I wanted to make something bright so this is what I came up with...

I stamped the cocktail glass with the orange slice and straw and then cut this out using a stitched oval die.  I then stamped the 'Happy 40th' on dark pink cardstock in VersaMark ink before heat embossing with white embossing powder.  This was then cut out with a circular die.  I cut some patterned paper at an angle and adhered this to the card base.  The die cuts were popped up on 3D foam and I finished off by adding a few Doodlebug Sprinkes.

Materials used:
  • Stamps: Stampin' Up - Happy Hour; Clearly Besotted - Basic Numbers
  • Ink: Versa Color - Raspberry, Orange and Imperial Blue; VersaMark
  • Embossing Powder: Wow - Opaque Bright White
  • Dies: Lil' Inker Designs - Stitched Ovals; Xcut - Nested Circles
  • Patterned Paper: Doodlebug - Kraft in Color: Color
  • Cardstock: Papermania - Solid Coloured Cardstock; white from stash
  • Doodlebug Sprinkles - Lilac Selection

Challenge entries:

A Gem of a Challenge - Challenge #128 - Milestone Birthdays

That's all I have at the moment, all the cards I have made have been shared so I'd best get a wriggle on and make some more!  Have a lovely day whatever you're up to :)


  1. Such a fun color combo, and I love your design, Anita! Your stamping is always so crisp and clean and absolutely perfect...WOW!

  2. such a fun birthday card!!! Thank you for playing a long with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  3. Love anything bright and cheery, but add a cocktail and now you're talking, what a FUN design!

  4. Great card Anita, I love the colour combo! What a fab, happy and cheery card! :D Great design xx

  5. Oh this is such a fun card!! I love the cheery colors and enamel dots!! :) Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
    My Blog: Stamp Smiles

  6. Cute card and that's a lovely colour combo.
    Caroline xxx

  7. I think I can really find some inspiration here. You have a new follower. A silent one, mostly.... ;-)


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