Friday, September 18, 2015

Stampin Up Big Day Birthday Card

I'm gonna be honest and say I wasn't sure about this stamp set when I ordered it but I am always looking for new birthday stamps and now that I have used it I have to say I am lovin the Big Day stamp set! I'm glad I got it when I did since it is no longer available. It was one of the items from Sale-A-Bration catalog back in the spring.

Supplies Used:
Stampin Up - Big Day stamp set (retired), Oval and 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punches

ProMarkers - Crimson, Marsh Green, Moss, Coral, Amethyst, Apricot,  Blue Pearl, Caramel, Cocoa, Blender Pen

Memento Black Ink 
1/4" Grosgrain ribbon
Paper Studio brads
Karen Foster Happy Birthday
Various cardstock

I didn't take a picture of the inside but the sentiment says "and perhaps a little ice cream!" The stamps actually have a lot of versatility to them and I have some images to make another set of 6 cards. When I was stamping the images I texted BFF Carmen and asked if she wanted me to stamp some off for her and of course she said yes.

I used my ProMarkers to do the coloring on the images and I do find that Memento Ink seems to work best. I have tried Stazon in the past and it seems to smear while Memento stays nice and crisp. I used the blender pen to take away some of the color for a highlighted look on the banner, letters and the cake image. 

I guess I'll take a break from making cards for a bit after I use up the other images I have stamped since I have to work on some giftbags for my stepgrandaughter's softball team. I'm still not sure what I am going to do to decorate them but I guess it better be good!


  1. Great card Shirley ,... this looks like a stamp set you will get a lot of use out of.

  2. Oh I'm sure you'll come up with something awesome for the gift bags ... since your work is always awesome! Thanks for sharing your card, someone will be very happy to receive this!