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Jul 8, 2013

Happy Birthday

This month, the My Favorite Things release is centered around all things BIRTHDAY!  After all, it's Kim's Birthday month - and My Favorite Things' birthday too!  Be sure to hit the MFT Blog for all the details on this month's amazing release.  

As part of our 7th birthday bash, three of our July release products are available exclusively through our website, mftstamps.com.

You'll find Party Balloons stamp set, Party Balloons Die-namics, and Happy Birthday Die-namics only at mftstamps.com.


Today I have a happy little birthday card to share using the fun new Birthday Balloons Stamp Set and the coordinating Birthday Balloons Die-namics die.  Just look, I'm starting to get the hang of this clean and simple stamping!  

I carefully inked the word "birthday" with my Sour Apple ink, being sure to not get any ink on the "i"  then I stamped the balloon string in place.  Next I inked the word "happy" with my Blu Raspberry ink and sightly overlapped it onto the word "birthday."  Using a white pigment ink, I overstamped the word happy just slightly off center.   Lastly I dotted the "i" using the balloon image. 


When I showed the finished card to my ten year old, he gasped and marveled that the words have a somewhat 3-D effect from the overstamping process.  I super loved the way it turned out and plan on trying other 3-D shadowed words when we get back from vacation. 

I kept the palette on this card really fresh and clean  - Kraft, Sour Apple, Sweet Tooth and Blu Rasberry with just a quick little touch of Black Licorice for the balloon string.  I'm thinking this would also make an adorable little girls birthday card by switching out the blue for pinks.  

The rich coverage of the MFT Premium Dye Inks are absolutely spectacular for stamping on Kraft card stock.  I love how vibrant the stamped images are even on this kraft paper! 

Be sure to head on over to the MFT Blog for a list of all the other designers with samples to share today, and of course, to learn about your chances to win a Teaser Time Prize! 

30 Comments    Post a Comment:

Lisa Lynn said...

Love how you did the "I" as the string very creative.

Judith said...

Using the balloon instead of the 'i' is so creative. Love the 3-D stamped happy too!

Pamela Harrington said...

I'd have to agree w/you for switching to pinks for a girl ;) LOVE versatile products and getting extra bang for my buck!!!

maria murphy said...

I love the happy and the "i" in the card. Beautiful.

Debbie Nelson said...

How clever...using the string for the "I"! Love it!

Kim O'Connell said...

Overstamping.....your smarty pants! Very cool!

Cindi Flass said...

Beautiful card! I love the balloon as the "i". So creative!

Sharon Roselli said...

Nice ghosting! I always seem to mess it up. Nice festive Birthday card.

Donna said...

What a clever card! Love the string used as the "i". The balloon set looks like it will get lots of use!

Janet Christensen said...

No 'I' if fun--string is wonderful.

Lisa H. said...

it is gorgeous, Joanne!!! adore the colors.

the primitive country bug said...

Pretty color combo!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

You are so smart!! Love the use of the string for "i" and your 3D stamping!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

So cute!

Tracey said...

WOW! Beautiful Joanne! Love the ghost stamping technique!

Dana D. said...

Terrific card. Great details like the stamping and using the balloon for the letter "i".

Barbara said...

Darling card, Joanne! Love that shadow stamping!

Pursuit of Stampiness - Calgary, Canada said...

Wowsy.. At first sight it is such a elegant simple card and when I looked at it longer.. I saw so many sweet and clever details. love all of it. Thanks so much for your time and your inspiration. I feel spoiled. And Pss: your blog layout and colours ROCK! Love it!

Inky hugs, Pauline

Sazzle Dazzle said...

beautiful and love the colour scheme

Felicia - Scrapper in the Making said...

What a FAB CAS Card. This is Awesome!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

LOVe the shadow stamping! SO pretty!

Diane Bolton said...

since yesterday was my birthday, i'm loving all these balloons!

Joan V said...

So creative with the words. The shadow stamping is so cool. Great technique to try.

Tammy H said...

Amazingly creative. Love the design and the ghost stamping. Sweet!

Mary Gillmarten said...

Very krafty! So creative Joanne! You guys are such a great design team, everyone comes up with something different! The balloon string for the i in birthday, the white on the blue, the stitching, the sour apple with the layer, it's such a great combo!

Kimberly S. said...

VERY cool 3D effect with the word Happy!! LOVE your cute balloon "i"!!

Colleen said...

I love how you made the string the I in birthday, great card!!

Angie said...

Very pretty birthday card! Love the overstamping with the white!!!

Natalie said...

Very cute!

Wendy said...

Oh girl, this is awesome! Love the shadow of the happy!

 
 

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