Stampin’ Up! All Geared Up Birthday Card

My little grandson Salem just turned two this past week and he loves cars and balls. I wasn’t sure which one to choose for the focus of the card but finally chose to use the All Geared Up stamp set. To create movement, I stamped the car with Poppy Parade ink three times without re-inking between stamping. For the die cut car, I stamped the car with VersaMark ink on Poppy Parade paper and embossed with Early Espresso Embossing Powder (I couldn’t find my black embossing powder). I filled in the areas between the embossed lines with Shimmery Crystal Effects to make the car stand out more.

To ground the scene, I used one of the stamps from the Waterfront stamp set, inked in Soft Suede, stamped 3 times under the cars. I used the Soft Suede ink for the greetings as well and used a cardbase of Soft Suede. To pull in a bit more Poppy Parade, I layered the stamped image onto a mat of Poppy Parade.

Salem’s big brother, Zen, wanted to make a card for his brother too. Zen is 4 and was very excited about making a card. I told him he could use any of the supplies that I had on my table. He made an awesome card.

Zen’s Card for Salem

He very carefully stamped every image from the Itty Bitty Birthday Greetings set on the inside of the card and signed his name. He did ask me to write his brother’s name because he didn’t know how to write it. I also had a few Christmas greetings laying out on my table, so he added those as well. Seeing his excitement while creating this card, was just awesome and he was so proud to give his gift to his little brother.

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