I know a certain little girl who loves all things Minnie Mouse, so for her birthday this year I decided to make a bow-tique card for her! This was inspired by Mendi when I saw her using this bow from the Sunny Studio Christmas stamp set for a non-holiday card.
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The bow is a 3-layered stamp, so start by stamping the solid image with your lightest color ink, making your way to the least solid image with your darkest shade of ink. I tested my ink colors on scratch paper to see how they layer together before starting this card. Keep in mind that most dye inks take time to absorb into the paper, so it may be a few minutes before you see how it will actually look.
Next I filled in the open spaces with little hearts and flowers from the Jillibean Soup Latte Love stamp using the lightest shades of pink and purple. I added dots of Stickles and covered some of them with pink glitter.
For the sentiment I layered 3 vellum hearts together so that the background didn't distract from the sentiment.
Here's a look at the inside of the card, where I used a couple stamps from the Love Cynthia
Hey Hey! Happy Birthday! stamp set. I haven't experienced with masking very much, but this was so easy... First, I stamped the "6" onto a piece of scrap paper and cut it out. Next, I stamped the "6" on my card. Finally, I placed the cut out "6" on top of my stamped "6" before stamping the cake on top. The results are lovely!
If you've never tried masking while stamping, start small and give it a go!
Have a great week!!
All About Sunshine is living in such a way that you shine brightly and spread joy to those around you. Giving is one of life's greatest pleasures, and I've found that giving something you made is even more heartfelt...not to mention, just plain FUN!