Penni and I are off to the Stampin' Up OnStage in Minneapolis this weekend (please pray for the cruddy weather to stop!) and this is my sample swap to trade with other demonstrators. I hope they like it! It's colorful and fun to make. I used the Stamparatus for perfect placement of the rectangular frame from Swirly Frames, and the sentiment (from Perennial Birthday).
But the really fun part is the confetti stamps from Birthday Backgrounds! To get the nice crisp line along the top of the frame, I masked off the area with post-it notes. That way there's no accidental stamping outside the frame, leaving it clean and clear.
TOP TIP: use Post-It notes to mask off any areas you don't want to stamp on, but also any areas of any card you need to keep clear of smudges and fingerprints while you're working. This is an inky hobby, so keep baby wipes close, and always check hands after opening and closing ink pads, too.
The finishing touch is a Classic Label punch cut in half and added on either side of the sentiment to accent it, embellished with a Glitter Enamel Dot. You can change up the colors of the punch to pull out the color you want to accent.
Ready to recreate this look at home? Here's what I used:
What other stamp sets can you see yourself using this layout with? Instead of confetti, maybe it could be raining flowers or stars? I'm going to try this look with leaves in the fall and snowflakes in the winter, too. I love a good, versatile layout!