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At first I really struggled with how to color this stamp, after several attempts I saw a post by Sue Prather and absolutely fell in love with the way she used Stampin’ Blends to make this stunning image.  I’ve also been dying to use my new Birthday Banners stamp , isn’t it amazing? I’m so mad I got a thumb print above the “happy”, dang it!!!  Fall colors are so warm, rich and elegant, I’m not ready to get my sweaters out yet but the colors soften the blow of a cold snowy winter.

I’ve had the Bunch of Banners Framelits for a year and highly recommend them, I’ve been frustrated the coordinating stamp set “Banners for You” doesn’t have a sentiment for birthdays, the new Birthday Banners coordinate with the same Framelits so I’m a happy, happy camper!

Card Recipe:

Paper:

  • Whisper White card stock 8½ x ¼, scored at 4¼, 4 x 3 scrap for oval & scrap for banner
  • Mossy Meadow card stock 5¼ x 4
  • Crumb Cake card stock 4 x 3 for oval
  • Country Lane Designer Series Paper 5 x 3¾

 Stamps and Thinlets:

  • Country Home stamp set
  • Birthday Banners stamp set
  • Bunch of Banners Framelits
  • Layering Oval Framelits

 Color:

  • Night of Navy ink pad
  • Black Memento ink pad
  • Crumb Cake ink pad
  • Light & Dark Old Olive Stampin’ Blends
  • Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blends
  • Light and Dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends
  • Light and Dark Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends
  • Color Lifter (I used this to blend the Night of Navy highlight)

Other:

  • Berry Burst Metallic-Edge Ribbon
  • Big Shot
  • Stamparatus
  • Stampin’ Dimensional’s