As I'm sitting here writing this blog post, I can hear the wind just howling outside. I had to run some errands today, and the wind did pull at the car. Glad I didn't have to be outside very long. This cold weather has to break soon. It is Spring. I just don't think Mother Nature has gotten the message.
I've had this stamp set, Pick a Pennant, and have only used it once. It is probably going to be on the retirement list, so I better dust it off and put it to use.
The card is most definately masculine with the muted color tones. To make it more feminine, it's as simple as adding pearls, jewels or Wink of Stella.
Happy Birthday is just to common sometimes. It's good to switch things up a bit. I kept the Happy Birthday for the inside.
The pennant stamp had to be lined up perfectly in order for it to be cutout with the die. Here's what I did. Place the stamp on the block, and then place the die over the stamp to line them up together. Take the die off, stamp the image and then cut out with the die. Perfectly lined up and super easy to do.
The words weren't hard, just took a few minutes to do. If you have the Stamparatus, you can stamp the banner, then line the letters up on the pennant and use the plate to grab the letters. You can also use this way with the acrylic blocks.
But, if you are like me, you do it the harder way. I lined up the letters on the Block H and stamped each one individually. Click on the picture for the card recipe and you can see how I did this. It will make sense then.
The pennants are cut out with the dies, but not adhere with dimensionals. If you used one dimensional on each banner piece, it would take a lot. So, instead, I used a thin trip of the Multipurpose Glue. I liked how it looked with the banner being cut out versus just stamping on the Whisper White.
Click on the above picture for dimensions and instructions.
Until next time...Stampin' Always,
Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper