Good Morning! April is a big month for birthdays in my circle of friends and family, so I wanted to get a head start on some birthday cards. I just recently received these two Paper Trey stamp sets, "Birds of a Feather" (an Easter Basket gift from my friend, Traci Major), and "Out on a Limb, Revised" and couldn't wait to ink them up. The stamps sets are beautifully simplistic in design yet so versatile and endless design possibilities abound! I wanted to create a clean, uncluttered, crisp looking card for this birthday, so I opted for a white scored and Cuttelbugged-embossed background. It all came together rather quickly yet, it has enough details to not appear "plain". By the way, I think that these two stamp sets are going to be well-inked and often!
Stamp Sets Used: Paper Trey "Birds of a Feather" & "Out on a Limb, Revised"
Cardstock & Papers: ColorMates Light Merri-Gold & Light Spring Green Cardstock, Paper Trey White Cardstock
Inkpads: Memento Tuxedo Black & Rich Cocoa Inks, Stampin' Up! So Saffron & Mellow Moss Inks
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug "Swiss Dots" Embossing Folder, Nestabilities Regular & Scalloped Oval Dies, Martha Stewart Eyelet Border Punch, Scor-Pal, Paper Piercing Tool, Adhesives, Zots, Scotch Pop-Up Foam Squares, Doodlebug Buttons, Gold Elastic Cord
Special Techniques: Basic Stamping, Dry Embossing, Paper Piercing