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Let's Celebrate

Tia's Tips: I've spent years trying to color no-line images. Stamping off the excess ink, trying to achieve an even look. Stamping in gray and brown inks. Well, finally someone realized the struggle IS real. Thank you HERO Arts for Contour Ink. It is a hybrid ink with a smooth light tone perfect for COPICS and I recently discovered my colored pencils too!

Welcome crafty friends! Who's ready to celebrate? I am! And I'm back with more Birthday Banner fun! I really liked the look of my no-line coloring on the last Birthday Banner card I made, so I came back with it again. This time I paired the banners with the yummy Build A Cupcake set!

What I LOVE most about both of these sets is FIRST-they both have DIES! Save yourself some time and frustration and both of these matching dies!!! SECOND-there are additional sets to match those dies! The Banners set comes in Christmas, Halloween, Valentine's and Easter. The Build A Cupcake also has Christmas, Valentines and Fall themed cupcake sets that match the SAME die! This is how you stretch you collection!

Okay, let's get into today's card. I began with an A2 sized card base. I selected birthday paper from my stash. I created a bold frame using Onyx cardstock and a scalloped die.

I selected the birthday banners-balloons and cupcakes and decided to stamp my sentiment (from the banner set) on a banner. Once again, I stamped everything with Hero Arts Contour Ink which is designed for no-line coloring.

After building my cupcake, these are the COPIC colors I selected to color everything in.


Cupcake Frosting: WO; E50; YR30 and E57; E29

Wrapper: BG15; BG07;Y13; YR14

Yellow:Y13; Y15; Y17

Orange:YR14; YR68

Red: R35; R46; R37

Fine Lines with: Staedtler Triplus Fineliner: Bright Yellow; Orange, Red, Teal, Light Gray

Lastly, I adhered the base of the banners to the card front, while popping the ends with foam tape. I also adhered the cupcake with foam tape on top of the edges.

Such a fun and fast card that will really show your excitement to celebrate! So until you do...



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