Time for a new Seize the Birthday challenge!
Our latest topping is a fun one: Off the Edge! Lots of ways to interpret this: you can stamp an image so it is off the edge of a card, or maybe the image hangs off the mat or edge. It's up to you - or you can make any birthday card to add to our link-up.
I picked a stamp that was large enough to hang off the edge of may main panel and the backing panel.
I started by cutting both panels and stamping my image twice, once in each corner. Since stamping over two layers of cardstock always leaves a little blank spot, I cut an intermediate panel that matched the ink I used. I added a sentiment in pale gold pearl embossing powder.
This blue card was the first one I made, but not the first one I stamped. Initially, I had stamped in black and embossed the same two images, intending to colour them. Then I had a crisis of colouring: it looked intimidating! Also, I thought the black might be too strong. So I went ahead and made my blue one. But there was my first one, just sitting there, and I couldn't let it go to waste...
This turned out to be quite easy to colour! The shading in the flowers from the stamp itself means little marker shading is needed. And with the deep red, the black seems to work. This time I used a vintage gold embossing powder for the sentiment.
There are lots more examples of ways to take your birthday cards "off the edge" on the Seize the Birthday blog - hope you will come and play along with us!
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Supplies: Neenah white, Recollections black & (?) blue cardstock, Stampin' Up Elements of Style, Clearly Besotted Say What & Judikins calligraphic sentiments stamps, Versamark, Versafine onyx black & Memento Luxe Danube blue ink, Wow clear gloss, pale gold pearl & Simon Says Stamp vintage gold embossing powder, Copic markers
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