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March 4, 2010

ABC Toys- A Distressing Birthday

Happy, happy Thursday everyone! Today I have a fun B'day card to show you! I was playing with some clear stamps, getting inky! I was de-stressing while I distressed my card!


Stamps: Hero Arts (wonderful birthday)
Papers: BasicGrey (offbeat)
Ink: Copics
Other: MS border punch

Inside reads: A little birdie told me! (CG)



Make your stamps WORK for you!

I love this set, it comes in handy again & again! The Happy Birthday stamp, seen at the bottom, is the one I used on my card today! Instead of masking, or partially inking the stamp I cut it apart! eek!

Here's a tip! When cutting, make a point....

...that way, if you need to use it in it's original form, it's very easy to line up!

Clear stamps on acrylic blocks make it easy to re-arrange the words to fit your space, like I did today! too fun!

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35 comments:

Marlene said...

Great tip, Maria! I would have never thought of that. Love the card! Beautiful!

Sparkle said...

Such a darling card!

Tina said...

hey sweety - Great card - love the colors - would work for a manly card. Thanks for the tip on cutting up our stamps...it looks easy enough.

thanks for the inspiration.

xo
tina
mommy scraps alot

Donnas Den said...

Love this card Maria and thanks for the tip. would never have thought of that, lol.

Donna xx

Crystal said...

SOOOO Super cute Maria!!! LOVE the layout and that darling birdie!!! Great dps too!

Allison said...

ooh yummy yummy card Maria
AllisonX

Alanna said...

This is so cute Maria. I love that little owl. And what a great tip on cutting stamps apart. I've cut a couple before but never thought to cut them like that.

melissac said...

You are always so inspiring to me!! I just love this card!! Blessings and Hugs!!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

super, super cute! like your colors and thank you for the tip! brilliant.

treesawardincrafts said...

Top tip Maria it's the sort of thing that I would have thought of after the event, so now I will probably remember it better after seeing it in action.

Tricia said...

What a wonderful birthday card! Thanks for joining the challenge at Clearly Inspired!

Sandra Farrell said...

Great card - thanks for the tip about clear stamps - great idea. Thanks for playing with us at SR.

coldwaters2 said...

A beautiful piece of distressing Maria loving those colours and the images are fab I love it I do hope you are no longer stressed

Hugs
Lorraine x

Posh Designs said...

What a sweet card! Thanks for playing along with us ove @ ICS! ~ Nini xoxo

Christine Riley said...

What an adorable card! I love the patterned paper and layout and those images are too cute! :)
Hugs, Christine

Debs said...

great fun ard, I ove getting inky too, thanks for playing at ics this week

Joan said...

What a very cool card - I love the different horizontal and vertical lines! And that cupcake - YUM!!!

*Vicki* said...

Hi Maria!! I just adore this!! Those papers are so Vintage and fun!! I love the look of this hun!!HUGS

Deb Neerman said...

Love, love, love this fabulously distressed card, Maria!!! The. Perfect. Birthday. Card.

And thanks for that genius idea about cutting apart the stamps and leaving a "point." {Thunk ... head on keyboard} brilliant!!!

Rose said...

what a super cute card! luv the little birdie :) and thanks for the tip, i never even thought about cutting the stamps!!

Fuzzy Slippers said...

I love the cupcake! Your colors and layout are fantastic! :)

Dianna said...

Very sweet card! Thanks for joining us at ICS this week.

Danni said...

Cute card! That cupcake looks yummy!

Angela McKay, Stampin' Up Demonstrator, #1 Rising Star Canada 2008/2009 said...

So cute! The colour combo in those stripes is AMAZING! Thanks so much for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty!

Sue said...

what a fabulous card,love the papers and colours...brilliant:)

thank you for joining us at pollcyraft

sue
xx

chercroppin said...

What a fun, whimsical one Maria! Great colors, papers, images are way cute! Love your distressing here too!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

How darling Maria!! Love the distressing, patterns, and the cute images (especially the bird). Very fun!!
hugs,
Chris

POPPET said...

Love it, the papers are fab too but i did luagh at you de stressing while distressing your card this crafting has such healing to it, have a great weekend hugs Pops x

Katie Renz said...

Hi Maria,

So nice to see you playing along with us for the Clearly Inspired challenges. Love your card... its soo cute!

Emma said...

Gorgeous card and so sweet.
Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft & good luck.
Hugs Emma x

Michele said...

Ohhhhhhhh such a fabulous card Maria. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Thanks for joining us this week at Pollycraft. Hugs Michele x

Elena said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the distressing here! Looks amazing! I also cut my clear stamps (sentiments)! It really gives so many possibilities!

Nishant said...

Great card - love the colors - would work for a manly card. Thanks for the tip on cutting up our stamps...it looks easy enough.
work at home in india

Donna said...

Stunning card Maria, love those papers and adorable stamps. Hugs donna x

Sabriena Satchwell An Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator said...

What a great take on the inspiration picture.
Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Stampin’ Royalty!