Simon Hurley Birthday Basics Stamp Set - 3 Card Ideas with Jung AhSang
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Birthday Basics 3 Ways with Jung AhSang

Hello crafty friends! It’s Jung here, and I am back with another guest post on the Spellbinders blog. For my projects today, I’m working with just one stamp set: the Birthday Basics stamp set from Simon Hurley, along with the coordinating dies.

Simon Hurley Birthday Basics Stamp Set - 3 Card Ideas with Jung AhSang

Birthday Cake Card

For my first card, I used the birthday cake from the stamp set.

Simon Hurley Birthday Basics Stamp Set - 3 Card Ideas with Jung AhSang

I started out by stamping the image twice with black ink on white cardstock.  I colored the first image with Copic markers, then used the coordinating die to cut it out.  On the cake, I stamped the “Hope your day is as amazing as you are!” sentiment with Versamark ink, and heat set it with silver embossing powder. On the second cake image, I colored just the candles and the frosting. I added a little bit of detail to the candles with a white gel pen. Then, I fussy cut the candles and frosting and adhered it to the first image with foam tape to create a more dimensional cake.

Simon Hurley Birthday Basics Stamp Set - 3 Card Ideas with Jung AhSang

For the background, I made a diagonal striped background, by trimming pieces of colored cardstock, then gluing them to a thin sheet of printer paper. I used 2 of the fluted rectangle dies to die-cut the diagonal background. I used another one of the dies to die cut a panel of holographic cardstock. I used the holographic layer as a mat behind the diagonal background. I glued them together with a few layers of scrap cardstock in between for a little dimension.  I adhered the background panels to a white A2 card base.  Then, I attached the cake with foam tape. To finish off the card, I added a little bit of Nuvo glitter drops to the candle flames.

Balloon Birthday Card

For my second card, I made a shaker card using the solid balloon image.

Simon Hurley Birthday Basics Stamp Set - 3 Card Ideas with Jung AhSang

I started by stamping the solid balloon image to a white cardstock panel in a diagonal direction. I used ink colors that coordinated with the first card. I also added a few ink splatters using the same inks watered down. Then, I used a fine-tip pen and a ruler to draw on the balloon strings. There is a curly balloon string stamp in the set, but I wanted the strings to be really subtle. Next, I stamped on the “Wishing you another year full of blessing and joy.” sentiment with black ink to the bottom of the card.

On a piece of acetate, I stamped the “Wish Big!” sentiment with Versamark ink, then heat set it with silver glitter embossing powder.  I made sure to line up the acetate with the balloon panel, so I could stamp the bigger sentiment right above the sentiment that I stamped on the balloon panel.

Simon Hurley Birthday Basics Stamp Set - 3 Card Ideas with Jung AhSang

Next, I used 3 of the fluted rectangle dies to die-cut a frame using the holographic cardstock. I glued the acetate panel to the frame. Then, I added foam tape behind the acetate, just inside of the frame edges. I flipped the frame over, added some sequins, then adhered the balloon-stamped panel. I love how this card turned out!

Birthday Wreath Card

For my third card, I made a wreath using the flower image in the stamp set.

Simon Hurley Birthday Basics Stamp Set - 3 Card Ideas with Jung AhSang

I stamped the flower image many times with black ink, colored them with Copic markers, and then used the coordinating die to die-cut them out.  I ended up using 6 flowers on the card.

For the background panel, I stamped the “Sending birthday hugs and well wishes.” sentiment on a piece of pink cardstock.  I used 2 of the fluted rectangles to die-cut the panel.  Then, I used one of my circle dies as a template to draw a circle on the pink panel around the sentiment.  I used foam tape to adhere the flowers to the circle that I drew on.  I arranged the flowers, and I had a tiny space left at the bottom, so I decided to add a little ribbon bow.

Simon Hurley Birthday Basics Stamp Set - 3 Card Ideas with Jung AhSang

For added interest to the background, I decided to use the sprinkles stamp to stamp a blue ombre background on a piece of white cardstock. I just repeatedly stamped the sprinkles stamp with 2 different shades of blue ink. I used an A2 layering die to trim the panel. I adhered the sprinkle-stamped background panel to an A2 white card base, with a couple scrap cardstock panels in between for just a little bit of dimension. Then, I adhered the pink panel with the flower wreath on top with foam tape.

It was so fun to come up with 3 different cards using just this stamp set. Who couldn’t use more birthday cards?! I love shaker cards, so I think that one’s my favorite. Which card inspired you? Thanks so much for stopping by, and don’t forget to check out these products in the shop.

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Copic markers, black and colored inks, Versamark ink, silver glitter embossing powder, tiny star sequins, white gel pen, blue ribbon, holographic cardstock.

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