I stole a bit of creating time this week to make 2 family birthday cards. I thought it was cool when the Can You Case It Challenge also was for birthday cards. The week turned busy & I’ve just found a few minutes to create a post.
When I saw the Artisan Stamp Set, Ahoy There SS-0348, in the making of the Fun Stampers Journey catalog video at convention, I knew it was perfect for my son-in-law Dustin’s birthday. I had fun creating this card:
The card base is Huckleberry Fusion, with a Pool Play mat background. I used several stamps from the set on a large Journey Acrylic Block to create the background with River Stone Fusion Ink. Using the Journey Circles dies, I cut Journey Brushed Silver cardstock to look like a porthole with the piercing elements. The pirate octopus is stamped on a piece of Journey Color Splash Sheets watercolor paper, actually colored with Journey Splashes at convention & was leftover from one of our class projects. I like to keep handpainted scraps since a lot of work goes into making them unique for future projects. I then fussy cut the octopus & mounted with Journey Foam Squares to the circle. I stamped the Ahoy There sentiment on Whip Cream & splashed with Silver, Turbo Teal & Cool Pool to compliment the colors in the octopus image, trimmed & mounted on a Huckleberry Fusion mat.
I used more stamps from the Ahoy There set for the inside with the Happy Birthday sentiment from Rock Notes in Black Licorice & Huckleberry Fusion inks.
As a Journey Coach, I use Journey products exclusively for the majority of my projects. However, as a stamp artist of more than 30 years, I do have a few other favorite companies I shop from occasionally. When I saw the unicorn set from Simon Says Stamps, I knew it was perfect for Stephanie’s birthday card. I panicked when I couldn’t remember where it got packed for our move & found it at 1 am in the morning while creating Dustin’s card. I also get the Stamp of Approval collections from Catherine Pooler & used the new die in the newest SOA Lovely Notes collection. Everything else in the creation of this card is Fun Stampers Journey products.
I’m loving the new Be Amazing colors in our FSJ collection. The base is Turbo Teal, matted with Orange Rave embossed with Yummy Dots embossing folder. The die cut is an extra splashed background from my convention swaps, using all the Be Amazing colors of Turbo Teal, Orange Rave, Cosmic Grape, Electric Lime, Outrageous Pink & Sour Lemon. I stamped the sentiment from Greeting Trends SS-0166 in Turbo Teal Fusion Ink onto the die cut piece. I stamped the unicorn in Black Licorice ink & then used the Be Amazing & Silver Silks to hand paint the image. Since it was so detailed, I used an acrylic block for a palette & 1 drop of each color & a tiny paint brush. I cut the star from Electric Lime with the Star-dom dies & piercing elements. The star is flat on the die cut piece, the unicorn is popped with Journey Foam Squares onto the die cut & the die cut is popped onto the background.
By using other products with my Journey products, it shows my customers the possibilities they can achieve with their own products at home.
Have An Amazing Weekend!
5 thoughts on “Birthday Cards & Can You Case It CYCI #130 Challenge”
These are both awesome! Will have to show my husband the first one. I have a feeling we will adding that stamp set to our collection. And that unicorn is so pretty and colorful. It is great to see the neon colors in use.
AWESOME card Ruth!!! You did a fabulous job on coloring the octopus!!! Thanks for playing with us at CYCI this week. Char
Super fun card, love the coloring on the pirate octopus Thanks for joining CYCI 🙂 Eva
These 2 cards couldn’t be any more different, but both are so stinking cute! I love the nautical background you created for the first one, and the really cute rainbow unicorn on the second one! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Can You Case It!
That is such a great masculine card, Ruth! The pirate octopus is awesome! Thanks for playing with us at CYCI this week! ~Amber