Monday, 11 March 2013

Happy Birthday Husband

Here is a card I recently made for my husband, Paul. I had fun finding all my birthday stamps from sets new and old, many are retired ones and some haven't used for a while! The different fonts look great together - like the typographic artwork that's so popular at the moment. And the chalkboard technique was the perfect way to use the stamps.

I used the Stamp-a-ma-Jig to make sure I got a good fit. I just used white craft ink - I would normally want to emboss the stamped words with white embossing powder but that felt a bit a bit complicated (ok maybe I was being a bit lazy!). But I think it worked out ok.

The silver glimmer border adds just the right amount of glitz and the Summer Starfruit border gives it a slight pop of colour to contrast with the black and white.

I was enjoying using all these stamps so much I decided to stamp some coordinating wrapping paper. I used Midnight Muse and Summer Starfruit and didn't bother with the Stamp-a-ma-jig! So much fun!!

The gift was wrapped with a matching tag and some lovely Midnight Muse stitched satin ribbon.

To complete the birthday trio, I baked some chocolate orange cupcakes. I was very happy with the colour of the buttercream icing but I filled the piping bag only to realise I hadn't put the nozzle in! So the effect wasn't quite what I was aiming for. Never mind - they tasted great if I do say so myself!

Kylie x


  1. I love the card and gift wrap!

  2. OMG Kylie the gift wrap looks amazing, must have been a labour of love! x