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Tin of Cards Stamp Set by Stampin Up | DIY Birthday Card | Barb Brimhall @

What do you think of the background on this stamp?  It was done with Stampin’ Up!’s new Happy Patterns mask and a bit of sponging.   It didn’t take long at all and it creates such a soft background!

Want to recreate this card?  Here’s the Recipe!


  • Stamp Sets: Tin of Cards (138946)
  • Paper: Whisper White cardstock(100730), Basic Black (121045)
  • Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink (132708), Blushing Bride (131172)
  • Other: Happy Patterns Decorative Mask (138313), Chalk Talk Framelits (129983), Stamping Sponges (101610), Blushing Bride Sequins ((138400), Glue Dots (103683) Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430) 


  • Whisper White Cardstock (5-1/2” x 8-1/2” card base, folded to 4-1/4” x 5-1/2”)
  • Basic Black Cardstock mat (4” x 5-1/4”)
  • Whisper White cardstock mat (3-7/8” x 5-1/8” mat)
  • Scraps of Whisper White & Basic Black for framelit 


  1. Using the Happy Patterns mask, sponge the rectangles using Blushing Bride ink and a Sponge. Layer onto the Basic Black mat layer, and then layer onto the folded Whisper White card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  2. Stamp the “happy birthday” in Memento Black ink on the white scrap paper and cut out using the Chalk Talk framelit. Cut out another of the same framelit using a Basic Black scrap.   Cut the Black framelit label in half (“hot dog cut, lengthwise.)   Layer onto the back of the White framelit label.
  3. Adhere label to card using Dimensionals.
  4. To add the Blushing Bride sequins, fold each of the sequins in half, open and fold in half the other directions. This will create a “bevel” effect and give more depth when placed on the card.
  5. Adhere each sequin using a glue dot to finish.

Did you notice the Tip about folding the sequins?   My stampin’ bud  Carol shared this tip with me – it truly adds that extra depth & dimension to your projects!

The best part of this card for me?  I designed this entire card around those gorgeous Blushing Bride Sequins — I think it turned out ok!  *Ü*


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This card will fit the bill! A little bit of sponging, some sparkly sequins, and you'll be ready to go!

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