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  • by Debbie Gaetz, Bella Carta

The Queen Demands a Fun Birthday

One of my nephews is a crazy and fun-loving guy. It was birthday night at his family's home the other night and I wanted to make an unexpected card for him. And here it is . . .

Penny Black, Technique Tuesday, Memory Box, Ranger, Copic Markers, Sakura, Birthday Card

I've loved her since the day she arrived at my studio. She's one of the Slapstick Cling stamps from Penny Black. I stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. I colored most of her with Copic markers. Yes, the entire stamp was colored even though some of it is hidden by the sentiment panel. The crown, cuff trims and spectacle are colored with a gold and red glitter pen. The hearts are colored with the deep red glaze pen. The sentiment stamp is from Technique Tuesday and stamped with VersaFine in Onyx Black, and die cut with a stitched die from Memory Box. The sentiment panel was wrapped with dark red-colored yarn that was attached to the back of the panel. The stamped panel is adhered to a black piece of card stock, and that was adhered to a red A-6 card.

Penny Black Slapstick Cling Stamp: Queen of Hearts 40-096

Technique Tuesday: Sassy Birthday SaBir

Memory Box Open Studio: Wrapped Stitch Rectangles 30094

Ranger Fine Embossing Powder: Queen's Gold

Copic Markers

Sakura: Glaze Pens

Glitter Pens

I think you can have loads of fun with Penny Black's Queen of Hearts stamp . . . she's a jewel!

Here are a couple more cards I made with the Birch Press Design layered dies using patterned card stock, glittered card stock, embossed card stock, etc. Anything is possible!

Birch Press Design Stackable Dies, Memory Box, My Favorite Things, Tsukineko, Die Cuts with a View "Rose Gold Solids" Premium Stack, Petaloo, May Arts, Colorbox Pigment Ink

Birch Press Design Stackable Dies Tilter Plate Layer Set

Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers (for sentiment panel) 3009

My Favorite Things Stamp Set

All Smiles CS-219

Tsukineko VersaFine in Onyx Black

Decorated Card Stock from Die Cuts with a View "Rose Gold Solids" 12x12 Premium Stack (one of my very favorite collections)

Petaloo Flower from the Darjeeling Collection - Dahlias in Cream 1467105

May Arts

1/4" Silk Variegated Ribbon

(tied between tiles and secured behind the die set panel with tape)

Sentiment panel adhered with foam mount tape

Heavy Linen Card Stock in Cream for A-6 finished card

Birch Press Design Stackable Dies

Fiori Plate Layer Set

Hero Arts' Cling Stamp Set

(name unknown) CL674

Memory Box Wrapped Circles (sentiment panel) 30114

Decorated Card Stock from Ken Oliver Pitter Patterns (Azure Waters and Aqua Print (used reverse side); sentiment panel is So Silk Card Stock in Fair Blue from The Paper Cut

Color Box Pigment Ink in Frost White (sentiment) and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Sentiment panel adhered with foam mount tape.

Sentiment panel adhered with foam mount tape

Conqueror 118# Card Stock in Diamond White for A-6 finished card

Thanks for stopping by. I'm working on some more fun projects that I'll share with you in a couple of days.

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