Hello & Welcome back! Samantha here – Today I wanted to share a fun birthday themed card I created using three of my favourite Ink Road Stamp sets. Now…I can’t take full credit for the idea on this card. I found several simpler versions of this card on Pinterest – but I loved the idea (taking circles to create little characters) and I wanted to created a more ‘me’ version of it.
I first started by creating my stamped background using Between the Lines. I stamped these using four ink colours I knew would work well together and in colours that I had matching paper to create my googly eyed circle characters with. You could try any combination of colours – I had even though red hats would make fun Christmas themed cards!
Next, I die-cut four circles in co-ordinating cardstock. I used black ink and stamped three of them with a few stamps from Full Circle. I stamped the sentiment from Just A Number on one circle and then adhered these to my card front. I don’t own any hat dies and I didn’t want to purchase a cut file so I simply cut out different sized triangles from pattern paper. These were also stamped (for added interest, using Between the Lines) and then adhered above each circle using foam tape. I then used a small circle punch for the pompoms of each hat and glued on googly eyes to complete my cute circle characters. Of course I added my signature stitching and embellished the card with enamel dots and a twine bow.
I don’t often ‘scrap lift’ (in this case ‘card’ lift) ideas – but I couldn’t not try out this idea. It’s perfect for the Full Circle stamp set and I’m really happy how I changed it up and made it my own by creating my own fun background.