Birthday Candles

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I’m always on the lookout for cards that I can give to guys.  Birthdays are definitely no exception!  Keeping a fairly neutral theme (candles!) seems to work, especially if I avoid using pink and purple, or any swirly flowers.  So today I was playing with my VersaMark ink pad (so useful!) and chalks.  It’s quick, easy, and looks pretty neat.  The biggest task is cutting out the cardstock and sticking everything together.

Materials

  • Coloured Cardstock cut to size
  • Candles stamp (Inkadinkado) and birthday stamp
  • VersaMark Ink
  • VersaFine Ink (Onyx Black)
  • Coloured chalks and a stiff paintbrush
  • Craft fixative spray (or aerosol hairspray – not so “memory safe”)
  • 2 way glue pen
  • Prisma Glitter

How-to

  1. Stamp the candles on white cardstock with VersaMark ink.
  2. While the ink’s still wet, brush coloured chalks over the image.  The stiff brush works well here to pick up chalk powder.  I like to use a brush meant for acrylic paint.
  3. Spray lightly with the craft fixative and allow to dry.
  4. Stamp the birthday sentiment in Versafine Ink
  5. Glue everything together
  6. Brush some lines of glue on the candle flames with the 2-way pen, and sprinkle on a bit of Prisma Glitter.

About Shauna

I fell in love with the art of rubber stamping when I was 12 years old. I blame my grandparents. I already had every crafty hobby imaginable when they bought me a few stamps, an ink pad, and some embossing powder. I was hooked. From that point on, no special occasion has gone unmarked by one of my hand-crafted creations. Scrapbooking came next, and though it isn't my first love, it's a close second.
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