Monday, 15 March 2021

18 years young

Pity the poor kids coming of age during this Covid crisis! No "legal" pint of beer at the pub, as is tradition in the UK, and no celebrations with friends and family either...

Despite age being just a number this number is important, and so appropriate for as my 2nd inspiration make for our STAMPlorations Theme & Photo Prompt challenge!

The Theme and Photo are:

Taking inspiration from both theme and colours from the photo, I made a card for an 18th Birthday.

I first stamped the cake from the A Snarky Birthday to You set and the sentiment on my vanilla colour cardstock before inking the background.  I added acrylic paint to the icing and candle.

I die-cut a circle from the card to make the ink application easier and then added all my number "masks", which are stickers (make sure to not press them for removal later...) and a rectangle for the sentiment. Then using a brush I applied my ink (I am currently testing the Lavinia inks, so far so good)  to make the masked shapes pop out.

The STAMP girls are showing inspiration for all the challenges on the STAMPlorations blog so pop by to see them all and do join the challenge for a chance to win!

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Thanks for coming by,
I am entering the Allsorts challenge.


  1. I call that a very positive sentiment Christine. As you say not a great time to celebrate a special Birthday though.

    B x

  2. Great sentiment :) Thank you for joining us this week at Allsorts Challenge

  3. Such a gorgeous card! I love how you applied the colour to the background and used the stickers to mask the numbers 😀. That cupcake looks good enough to eat - loving the stamp set! Take care and wishing you a happy Friday and weekend! Hugs, Jo x

  4. A really great card with clever masking. I love that it's bright and soft at the same time. :-)

  5. Avec bien du retard excuse-moi, mais trop de choses qui me stressent un peu en ce moment... je te souhaite un BON ANNIVERSAIRE Ă  ton fiston !!!
    GĂ©niale cette carte, elle a du lui faire trĂšs plaisir et le rĂ©conforter un peu.. En tout cas, je la trouve gaie et colorĂ©e, elle donne la pĂȘche qui nous manque tous un peu en ces pĂ©riodes de confinement et restrictions ! :( Bises.