Thursday, January 18, 2018

Sparkle Birthday

Thanks so much for all the input about using old or new stamps. Reading your thoughts has clarified mine, and I am grateful! I'll share more tomorrow of my thoughts, along with a pair of cards using one of the earliest stamps I bought way back in the Jurassic period.

For tonight, here's another use for that wonderful winter tree stamp from Papertrey's old Masculine Motifs set.

Rather than the soft gray I used yesterday, I went for the high drama of black, white, and a tiny splash of red. It seemed a bit plain, so I pulled out a Sakura stardust pen and made the trees sparkle.

The sentiment on the wavy banner mimics the curve of the ground, and adds a touch of whimsy and movement to the card.

Winter birthday cards are so much fun to make!

Mercy, grace, peace, and love,

stamps: Papertrey Masculine Motifs, Through the Trees (bird); Clearly Besotted (sentiment)
ink: Archival black, red geranium
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: banner die (StampinUp), dimensionals


  1. I love the sparkle from the Sakura pen.

  2. Beautiful composition and LOVE the pop of red with your bird too


  3. I love that you use older stamps in your collection SO VERY MUCH! I really wish other crafters like you used their older supplies. I love your clean & simple style as well!! Thank you so very much! I always look forward to your posts and wonder what set you’re going to use :)


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