Friday, August 12, 2016

Marquee Messages Birthday

Marquee Messages is one of my favorite stamp sets and I used it to make a card for the birthday of one of my favorite people. The retro image really pops and a little simple fussy cutting gives it dimension. I chose colors that screamed "50's" to me. I started with Shimmery White card stock, which watercolors beautifully, and used my favorite watercolor background technique (tutorial coming soon). The main image is stamped 3 times in 3 different colors.  Cut and layer the images

For a little dazzle add some rhinestone bling and some hand cut silver glimmer paper stars.  I also used the Wink of Stella Clear Ink for some shimmer on the "It's Your" -- oh boy do I love that ink!

I find it easiest to stamp the base image leaving it whole, which gives you a template to place the other images precisely.

Tip:  When stamping with photopolymer stamps use the Stampin' Pierce Mat under your paper. !

Here are the supplies you will need

Marquee Messages Stamp Set
Whisper White Thick Card Stock
Shimmery White Card Stock
Silver Glimmer Paper
Crushed Curry Card Stock
Flirty Flamingo Card Stock
Tempting Turquoise Card Stock
Memento Ink Pad Tuxedo Black
Tempting Turquoise Classic Ink Pad
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Paper Snips
Tear & Tape Adhesive
Window Sheet for watercolor background

Thanks for looking!



  1. That's beautiful with the watercolor wash! So striking.