Monday, March 3, 2014

Stampin Up Tote-Ally Tess - Birthday

The Stampin Up Tote-ally Tess stamp set was offered back in 2010 and while I wanted to get it I never did because I wasn't sure how much I would make cards about stamping since up to that point I had made zilch concerning stamping. Someone had it for sale on a Facebook sale site and I decided to buy it.

I looked at cards using the set and saw some that were turned into birthday cards and I thought that would be a good idea for the stamp set. I used my ProMarkers to color Tess and the little cupcake. I used a circle and scallop circle punch for the sentiment.

ProMarkers has 2 sets of Skin Tone markers which help a lot when trying to find colors for flesh. I think I tend to color mine a little darker and was wondering if most people color for their own skin tone, however I will say she is a little more pale than I am.

The papers are some I had in my stash and none of them are from the same line, I just tried to match up colors. I picked my colors first before coloring the images.

The little cupcake image is some random stamp I had and I probably hadn't used it until now. I stamped it twice and then cut it out and cut the paper liner twice and pop dotted for dimension. I did add a touch of yellow Stickles to the flame on the candle but it's a little hard to see. I also added dots of Liquid Pearls for the buttons on the shirt.

I have enough cards to post until I go on vacation next week and while I'm on vacation I will try to post about what I am doing, not that anyone cares but so I can remember what I did, more of a vacation journal if you will. It's frikkin freezing here right now and I can't wait to get out of this weather yo-yo, even if it is only for 10 days.


  1. Nice! Jealous you are going to warm weather.

  2. I love how you did the cupcake with all the layering !! It is great !! Hope you enjoy your vacation !
    Anna N.

  3. I really like the combination of papers you used on this card. Nice!