FMS469-Approaching Perfection for a birthday

I love the new Approaching Perfection stamp set from Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-Bration! I’ve used it on a number of cards already, and I’m sure it will be one of my most used stamp sets for a while! I waited for this week’s FMS469 so I could create another birthday card with this stamp set! Another Sale-a-Bration item I’m playing with is the Oh So Ombre DSP with its bright colors. You know I love my brights and the DSP make this card! I used a Basic White card base, Granny Apple Green bottom frame layer and the DSP on top.

I used only 1 line of one of the greetings, did you ever think to do that? I originally stamped it directly on the DSP….oops…smeared. Hmph! Another piece of DSP, didn’t get it fully stamped – darn. So I was back to my original piece and decided to add a Basic White tag with the greeting (to cover up my boo-boo). Dang, only partially stamping efforts weren’t going too well. Another try, finally got a good stamp on the tag! I attached it with dimensionals over my original stamped greeting. Then the dilemma of what to add for the graphic. I tried circles, abstract circle, flowers….ah…the birthday candles! I used my Stampin’ Up! markers to color the candles, die cut it with the Stitched So Sweetly die and DONE! WHEW that didn’t go as I planned, but I love the finished card! Here’s inside of my card with another of the Approaching Perfection stamps, colored with my Stampin’ Up! markers. Here’s what I used for my card.

Thanks for stopping by today. Don’t forget Sale-a-bration where you’ll find both the Oh So Ombre DSP and the Approaching stamp set.

Hugs to all of you, and happy stamping!

Janice B Thanks  

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6 Responses to FMS469-Approaching Perfection for a birthday

  1. Amy Kinler says:

    For all of your blunders to get the finished project, it came out fabulous. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

    • JB Stamper says:

      Thanks Amy! After attending a FB live retreat and listening to some of the top demos saying they too sometimes have difficulties with some cards ending up in the trash! Made meetups feel better when I struggle to get a card just right!


  2. Cécile says:

    This is absolutely lovely! I love the fresh and soft color scheme and that pretty image. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.


  3. Kim S says:

    What a fun mix of patterns and colors. LOVE the candles! (I can relate to the struggle!) Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.


    • JB Stamper says:

      Thanks Kim. The candles were almost an afterthought…I was struggling for what should go there and I glanced at my stamp set and there was my solution!


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