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It's My Birthday!

Happy Friday and Happy Birthday to Unity!! This is Jules of Paper Gems by Jules here on the blog today. Can you believe they have been providing the highest quality stamps for a whopping 13 years?! If you missed yesterday's live, check it out on Facebook because Angela, Whit and Nic are just so awesome and they so make you smile!

So today... we're celebrating birthdays using the NEW Birthday Girl stamp set designed by Angie Blom! This beautiful girl is ready for some cake and candles to celebrate another amazing year full of creativity! And how do you add life to paper, shading and layers so check out how this girl comes to life for the party.

Step 1. Stamp this image out three times. I fussy cut the top layer (the girl), the second layer (the girl with the cake & the balloon - not seen in this pic) and the base which I cut at 4" x 5.25".

Step 2. Next color the base layer; I chose to shade the edges and color in the edges of the girl and the cake. I did a test run of the balloon shadowing, but it'll get covered. I also adding a yellow glow around the candle lights, but it'll be neater once the second layer is on.

Step 3. Color in the birthday girl edges and the cake completely. I did an ombre coloring of the cake using Unity's teal color. Using thin foam squares, I layered this piece.

Step 4. I colored in this beautiful birthday girl and used more thin foam squares to adhere here to the second layer. This ads so much dimension without lots of bulk. (I forgot to take a pic of the second layer of the balloon, but you'll see it in the final photo.)

Step 5. I backed this piece on black card stock and adhered it to a white card base. But at this angle you can see some of the dimension... and the balloon layer. Add some sequins for a little bling, because every party needs some bling!

Make sure to head over to Unity's page and check out all of the amazing new products that have been added to their line of AWESOMENESS... and don't forget to sign up for Unity Points! The more you spend, the more you earn!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you found some inspiration. Make sure to subscribe to see all of the amazing blogs by the talented design team.

Until next time...

Happy Crafting!


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