Colorful Birthdays!

Hi all you sweet fans! Carisa here with you today and I’m so excited to be sharing a card using some of my favorite Sweet Stamp Shop stamps. 
I just adore this Dragon stamp set. I’ve actually had this cutie in my stash for a quite a bit and he was begging to be inked up. It was hard to choose which sentiment I wanted to use because they are all so adorable when used with this cutie patootie. I needed a birthday card so I decided to use the Birthday Fly By, but I also colored up the cute little cracked egg and think the Just Hatched sentiment will be super cute to use on a new baby card!

I used the Copic Marker Air Brush system to color my circle die cut (V05, Y08, R09) and stamped the sentiment in Versafine Black Onyx ink and embossed it with Clear embossing powder to make it pop. I stamped Dragon with Memento Tuxedo Black on Copic Xpress It Blending Card then I colored him using Copic Markers (BG09, BG07, BG45, V90, V06, V05, E41 and E43.) If you know me, I am a bit obsessed with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter pen so I just had to add a little shimmer to his cute little belly!! I also used my Signo White Gel Pen to whiten his teeth and eyes as my coloring had covered them up quite a bit. To finish off my card, I added some cloud embellishments by Studio Calico.

I have recently started decorating the inside of my cards. I love doing this because 1. I use up my paper stash and since I already have coordinating papers out already to decorate the front this is easy to do and 2. It really finishes off the card nicely plus I think makes it a bit more special for the recipient. I love this Enjoy Calligraphy set with the two beautiful quotes and lettering. I thought this sentiment was great to use on the inside of a birthday card.

Products used:

Sweet Stamp Shop – Dragon, Enjoy Calligraphy

Copic Xpress It Cardstock

Copic Markers

Tsukineko Versafine Black Onyx ink

Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Imagine Crafts Embossing Powder – Clear

Reflections White Cardstock

Pattern Paper – American Crafts, Authentique

Signo Uniball White Gel Pen

Wink of Stella – Clear

My Favorite Things – Die-namics Blueprints 20

Simon Says Stamp – Stitched Circles Wafer Dies

Studio Calico Mistables – Clouds

I hope you’ve enjoyed my little guy and maybe you’ve even learned a little something seeing how I created him! Don’t forget to go and check out the fun stamps over at Sweet Stamp Shop and all of the latest happenings on Facebook.

Have a fantastic day and thanks for stopping by!

One Response to Colorful Birthdays!

  1. Valerie says:

    Adorable, Carisa! I love that little guy, too – so cute!

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