MFT Stamps - Party Penguins & Happy Birthday Blend

February 14, 2019

Hey there again, friends! This is my second post of the day, as I have a guest post up on the MFT Stamps blog today! Before I get to that, I also wanted to mention that they are having a HUGE sale on their Hybrid Inks from February 14-16 - no code needed!

 If you love those inks, now is a great time to grab them! Today my card features the adorable Party Penguins, along with the Happy Birthday Blend stamps and Die-namics. I can’t get over how CUTE these penguins are!

I started by blending the background using Shaded Lilac, Tattered Rose, and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide inks. I die cut the Happy Birthday Blend from the middle of the panel, then splattered with watered down white acrylic paint before setting aside to dry.

As the background dried, I worked on the elements from Party Penguins. I found that it was best to die cut the penguins first, and then do the stamping. If you keep the card stock block that you cut them from, you can just place a little bit of washi tape on the back, and then place the die-cut pieces back into it in your stamping platform. This makes lining up your stamps so much easier!

You could also do the above process with the party hats as they are two-step stamped pieces as well, but I found that it wasn’t really necessary. I stamped the balloons and hats in light pink and purple inks with clear blocks then cut them out with their coordinating dies as usual.

At this point the background was dry, so I placed it on top of an unfolded A2 white card base in my stamping platform, and held it in place with washi tape and magnets. I proceeded to stamp the Happy Birthday Blend sentiment in light pink & light purple inks. I love how they blend together in places – such a fun element that MFT Stamps added to this set!

 Next, I stamped the second part of the sentiment directly onto the blended background, along with the balloon strings. After doing all of that work, I ended up accidentally smudging the sentiment and couldn’t fix it. I’m not one to waste time, so I stamped the secondary sentiment again on white card stock and cut it into a thin banner. Then I adhered it over top of the smudged sentiment with a thin foam strip, and I think I actually like it this way more — you’ve got to love happy accidents!

Finally, I adhered the penguins, party hats, and balloons to the front, popping parts of them up with foam dots. Lastly, I accented here and there with some iridescent jewels.

I hope you liked my sweet birthday card today and I hope that I helped give some tips on how to overcome mistakes, as they do happen sometimes and that is okay!

That is all I have for you today! Before I close, I wanted to mention that there are recent updates on my CRAFTY SALES page, so head over there to check them out. I also wanted to invite you to follow me on social media. I would love to be crafty friends!

Have a great start to your week, and happy hopping!

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