Hello! Today I’m joining Bloobel Digi Stamps and I’ve created a card using one of their new release digi stamps called Party Toot. To me, this party girl looked like she was one of the loudest at the party, both in sound and sight, so I decided to color her in some pretty loud colors as well.

I started by printing the Party Toot stamp and a digital plaid patterned paper that I wanted to use in the background, using my free Avery Design and Print Software. Choosing a rainbow plaid as a feature paper gave me plenty of color choice to color the party girl. I colored the girl with my Chameleon Pens and added more shadowing and highlights with matching colored Prismacolor Pencils.

I was planning to make my usual 5″×7″ card so I die cut a piece of white cardstock, using Sue Wilson’s Noble Pierced Rectangle Die Set to use as a base layer for my background plaid patterned paper to sit on. I colored the white card with teal Nuvo Embellishment Mousse but found it was a little too light to match the teal colors in the patterned paper. I decided to experiment a little with my distress inks and, using a pounding motion and a round mini blending tool, I dabbed Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink over the Embellishment Mousse, drying it with a heat gun. Once dry, I could see the Embellishment Mousse was going to shine through the distress ink beautifully. I repeated the process, adding a second light layer of the Embellishment Mousse and again, once dried, a second layer of Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink. This left me with a good solid coverage of Embellishment Mousse, with an enhanced color from the distress ink that made a great, rich colored background panel. I also cut the printed plaid patterned card down with the same Sue Wilson die set, so the edging would be consistent. I glued the base panel onto the card and then added the plaid panel on an angle, something I’ve never attempted before.

Next, I cut a smaller piece of white cardstock down to mount the colored party girl on. Before adding the Embellishment Mousse to the card, in the same way as before, I pierced the edges with a pokey tool, again so the edging would match the larger panels. To get the hole spacing the same, I used an offcut from my earlier die cutting as a piercing template which worked really well to replicate the die edge. I glued the Party Toot girl piece into place and set it aside to dry.

I then die cut some accompanying embellishments from white cardstock. I cut two tiny tags, using a generic die and glued them behind the top corner of the plaid panel. I also cut a Happy Birthday circle, using My Favorite Things Birthday Circle Frame die. I glued the circle beneath the party girl panels so only half of the circle could be seen and I glued this ensemble onto the card, at an opposing angle to the plaid paper.

I finished off by die cutting 5 generic musical Happy Birthday die cuts from adhesive backed white cardstock. Once cut, I stacked them together and added shimmer with my Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Sparkle Pen to the top layer. I added the stack to the bottom of the card and coated it with a thin layer of Glossy Accents. I also went back and added the Sparkle Pen to the other white embellishments and again sealed them with Glossy Accents.

Considering this is my first attempt at placing my layers on an angle, I’m pretty pleased with the outcome. I hope you get the chance to check out the rest of Bloobel Stamps range, I’m sure their comical designs will make some great projects!

Thanks so much for spending time with me today. I look forward to next time…😊

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