Grunge Birthday Card

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Hi everyone! It's time for my latest Design Team make for Visible Image and today I am showcasing the new co-ordinating dies for the 'Blow Out The Candles' stamp set.

Grunge Birthday card

Now that it has co-ordinating dies, if you are not a fan of fussy cutting you can create dimensional cards with no scissors involved.

Blow Out The Candles Co-ordinating Dies

If you don't have this set it really is a must have for your stash, I use so much.

Blow Out The Candles stamp set

I am also showcasing the brilliant brand new 'Grunge Birthday Words' background stamp.

Grunge Birthday Words stamp set

It makes such awesome and quick birthday backgrounds!


First I stamped the cake images onto white card using Versafine Claire Charming Pink ink on the cake "parts" and Acorn ink on the cases/plate of the stamps. I then clear heat embossed them. Next I die cut them out using the co ordinating dies. These dies cut like butter and are so easy to use.

step 1

Next I stamped the candles using the same pink ink and Nocture black for the flames.

step 2

I also die cut them....they are such fun! I went mad and kept some for future makes.

step 3

I stamped 2 of the sentiments onto scraps of card and added brads at the ends.

step 4

The background was made using a rainbow of distress oxide spray inks.

step 5

I cut it down to a 5 1/2" square and then turned it upside down.

step 6

Using the birthday grunge background stamp and pink ink I repeat stamped over the whole background and clear embossed it. It made this very cool grungy background.

step 7

I coloured the cakes using a mix of distress water colour pencils, gel pens and glitter pens. Then it was time to assemble my design. I added some Stickles glitter glue to give some sparkle to the icing on the cakes as a finishing touch. When dry, I matted my card front onto pink card and then adhered to a white card blank.

finished staged card

close ups

close up 1

close up 2

These new dies really are a game changer and with this incredibly versatile new 'Grunge Birthday Words' stamp, making unique birthday cards is now quick and simple!

I would love it if you could join us over in the Visible Image Facebook group where I run a monthly ATC swap which is so much fun! You will also see all the new Design Team inspiration every day, and you can show us what you create with your Visible Image products too!

Bye for now,

Jane x


Blow Out The Candles Stamp Set

Blow Out The Candles Co-ordinating Dies

Grunge Birthday Words stamp

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