You might have noticed that I've been having some fun with the "Big Bold Birthday" set lately (it's on p 37 in the catalogue). I've surprised myself with how much I've enjoyed using this set, and I love it's versatility. I love the way you can make your own custom-made cupcakes and presents with it, and the little accessories - flower, heart and party blower - are so cute. It's great for making cards for males and females of all ages.
One thing I like to do with a stamp set, is to use it in a way other than it was intended.
Here I've stamped the present bow (you can see it used in the 'proper' way here) twice, to make a flower, and stamped the small flower in the centre and embellished with a Rhinestone brad. I've stamped the long, thin happy birthday words to make a stem, and 2 hearts to make leaves. the swirl in the background is the party blower, but I've just inked the 'streamer" and not the blower. The oval has been punched out, and 'make a wish' stamped on whisper white to appear behind.
The colours I've used are Regal Rose, Wild Wasabi and Purely Pomegranate. The Purely Pomegranate piece has been popped up on dimensionals, and I've used some of the gorgeous Striped Grosgrain ribbon in Wild Wasabi.
I also just wanted to tell you about a friend of mine who is having a Stamp Sale at her house in Cherrybrook on Saturday (17th May) at 2:30pm. She's selling off lots of stamps (mainly Stamp It and Hero Arts), as well as inkpads, tombows and other supplies. She's even making some yummy afternoon tea. You can email Jennifer if you'd like to pop in!