If your looking for a new stamp set to create birthday cards or decorations, the Birthday Basics set from Simon Hurley at Ranger and the coordinating die set from Spellbinders are perfect. Both items can be purchased at Spellbinderspaperarts.com along with many other Ranger and Spellbinder’s products.
I’ve created three cards with these products: two very colorful and bright ones, and one more elegant and fancy. That’s what I love about stamp sets like this one, you can choose the style you want to create! Another great thing about this set is the balloons. There are two stamps for the balloons, one solid and one outline. You may use them separately or together.
With the coordinating dies from Spellbinders, you can create beautiful focal images of balloons for your birthday or celebration cards. I’ve used foam adhesive on my balloons to give the card on the left some dimension. I stamped the balloons with Versa Fine Clair ink in the colors summertime, cheerful, charming pink, verdant, and paradise. I used the color warm breeze to stamp the greeting: CELEBRATE. Finally, I finished the card by adding some white highlights with a white gel pen.
To create backgrounds for the focal images, I used the Deckled Rectangles LG die and the Essentials Arches die from Spellbinder’s. To add some interest to the backgrounds on these cards, I chose to emboss one background and stamp a pattern on the other (refer to the middle and last card in the image above). On the middle card, I used the confetti stamp from the Birthday Basics stamp set along with some Zig Clean Color brushes. For the last card (on the right), I used the Loops embossing folder from Spellbinders along with the Curved Borders Two die to create a background. The cardstock I used on these cards is the Color Essentials Cardstock from Spellbinders. They sell a pack of assorted colors, which makes it easy to create colorful cards.
For the last card on the right, I heat embossed the greeting with Ranger Holographic embossing powder. The birthday cake is also heat embossed in the holographic powder. Spectrum Noir alcohol markers were used to color the cake and candles.To finish off the card,I placed three self-adhesive pearls (from Spellbinder’s) on the card.
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Simon Hurley Birthday Basics Stamp and Die Set: https://shrsl.com/3vqcc
Simon Hurley Birthday Basics Stamp Set Only: https://shrsl.com/3vqcf
Spellbinders Color Essentials Cardstock Assorted Pack: https://shrsl.com/387n0
Spellbinders Tool in One: https://shrsl.com/38b28
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Machine: https://shrsl.com/3fh78
Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles LG Dies: https://shrsl.com/3voh1
Spellbinders Essential Arches Dies: https://shrsl.com/3voh2
Spellbinders Curved Borders Two Dies: https://shrsl.com/3voh3
Spellbinders Loops Embossing Folder: https://shrsl.com/3voh5
Spellbinders Fashion Oyster Self-Adhesive Pearls: https://shrsl.com/3vpk0
Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock: https://amzn.to/3QwQOSI
Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock: https://amzn.to/3CEnyn5
Zig Clean Color Watercolor Brush Markers: https://amzn.to/3bKg1VO
Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black: https://shrsl.com/3voh9
Versa Mark Stamp pad for embossing: https://amzn.to/2VhDzcy
Ranger Holographic Embossing Powder: https://amzn.to/3ivTBik
Tidy Tray to catch embossing powder: https://amzn.to/3t1gBX2
Miu Silicone Mat: https://amzn.to/3k3lheO
EK Success Craft Tweezers (reverse): https://amzn.to/3tFzPBS
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers: old markers are unavailable
We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Stamping Platform
Versafine Clair Ink: https://www.imaginecrafts.com/versafine-clair