|My Thing 3 is turning 12 later this year - I'm ahead for once! A matching stamped envelope is an easy way to make your card even more special.|
|I love the pretty handprinted, watercolour look of this stamp set, and the matching framelit dies make it easy to cut out the numbers and details like the little banner and flag.|
|This is a simpler pared down version, still pretty and feminine.|
|And the inside: love this font!|
Once I started playing around with this stamp set, I discovered it could also lend itself to more "masculine" cards as well.
You could easily use our lovely gold foil sheets to cut out the numbers you wish to emphasise. I was trying something new, and used gold foil and my Heidi Swapp Minc laminator. I stamped the "45" with Versamark ink, then sprinkled Heat 'n Stick powder over them. I heated them to melt the powder and then used a bit of gold foil and the Minc machine. The Minc machine is designed for use with toner (printed out with a laser printer) but I wanted to try it with my stamps. I did a few runs with varying results, but I quite liked the way this turned out!
|You can see some imperfections here, I think my Heat 'n Stick powder may be a little old. I'm ordering some new powder so I can try again.|
|This time I die cut the numbers from a sheet of foiled cardstock (also done with the Minc). See the corrugated cardstock? I haven't used it before, but I love it! It comes in white too.|