It's Release Day at Paper Sweeties, and all the yummy new stamps and dies are available in the shop now! I used several of them on my card today.
Sophie is wearing her newest dress, from the Wishing You stamp set, for Paper Sweeties 3rd Birthday Party. After paper piecing it from a piece of patterned paper, I used a Souffle pen to give it some blue accents, and added Stickles for some celebratory glitz. I even gave her a "Diamond" Stickles necklace and bracelet. My daughter had some interesting comments to make about Sophie's purple hair, but I was in the mood for something besides blond, brunette, or red hair, and I think she totally owns her new do! I love being able to add a little something to an image that makes it unique, and I did that here with Sophie's eyes. I'm still learning to add facial features, and it took me three Sophie images before I got this one good enough. For the balloons, which are from the new Happy Cake Day stamp set, I heat embossed them with black onto watercolor paper, die cut them with the coordinating die, then used my watercolors. I also watercolored the background layer, too. (I finally got my own watercolors, and the colors are so much more vivid than my daughter's watercolors!) The sentiment is also from the Wishing You set and is heat embossed as well. After some zigzag stitching, I finished the card with a few Jellybean sequins.
For the inside I die cut a frame, watercolored it to match the front of the card, and stamped a simple Happy Birthday sentiment.
Be sure to visit the rest of the DT for more birthday fun inspiration:
And, there's still time to enter this month's Happy Birthday Challenge, too! BIG prizes up for grabs!
I'll have one more card tomorrow that incorporates new and old stamp sets together. Hope you'll come back and check it out!
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