I made a couple of cards to show off another set of dies I have had for a long time for scrapbooking and 3D projects and as they are now retiring I acquired the matching stampset by winning a Team competition! I used the designer series papers called 'See A Silhouette' which I am rather fond of and just bought my 4th pack (as they are now on a reduced price as retiring 2nd June.
I gold embossed the edges of the paper and some splashes with gold embossing paper and cut the candle images out of gold foil paper. I think it would work for Christmas as well as birthday.
The above photo shows another card and this one I have gold heat embossed the cake image onto white card before adhering it to the card base.
Below is a photo of all of the pieces on my desk of cut outs from various dies and the papers which make super backgrounds if you dont want to make your own background. The colours are so vibrant and warm.
This photo shows the 'Wish for it all' stamp set and the 'Filigree Fantasie ' Dies - Im currently making a cake banner for my daughters Vegan birthday cake (hoping we will get some flour at the shops !) for her 21st Birthday - What a way to celebrate your 21st birthday in lock down (not what she had planned) However we have a fun day planned with a grazing platter - I am sure this will feature on Facebook at some time!
You can see from the dies there are some really useful images - especially for birthdays with a banner, cup, candle crown and flower as well as a banner piece that I used in the first card with the sentiment - it has holes to thread ribbon through also and would make a great label on a jar. If you put the cup and half the flower piece together you get a cupcake and if you put the other half of the flower piece with the banner you get an ice cream cone. You can also cut the flame off the candle and used the rectangle as a background piece or a present. The flower also has an outside piece to cut out the stamped flower image. Altogether a VERY useful set. You hoover will hate you though when all those tiny pieces fall through. I use the gadget that you roll over with a brush on a foam mat to remove them all much quicker than using the pokey tool!!
The photo below shows the fronts of those papers and you may prefer the bold printed patterns - but I have mostly used the back of the papers as above - these are currently reduced on my shop - so check them out while stocks last along with the Follow Your Art DSP, Perennial Essence DSP (also beautiful backgrounds on the reverse side) and Pressed Petals DSP also reduced. The remaining DSP are not reduced but all will be replaced and not be available after the 2nd June.In case