Thursday, 21 February 2019

DT Spot - Block Party Birthday

It's Lindsey with you today and a little inspiration using the Block Party Birthday Stamp.

This stamp is great for making quick and easy cards and a fab stamp to turn to for those, often dreaded, masculine cards!

Just stamp in black ink for a monochrome background.  Then pair with a bold, bright colour for an equally bold, striking masculine card.

I've plumped for orange with a strip of matching patterned paper, but it would work just as well with blue or green (or whatever takes your fancy!).

I've also added a couple of candles from the "Big & Bold Wish" stamp set, again stamped in orange.

When positioning items on your card, be mindful of the "rule of thirds".
The thinking behind this rule is that an image should be imagined as divided into 9 equal parts by 2 equally spaced vertical and 2 equally spaced horizontal lines.
You then position important elements of your design along these lines or at the points where they meet.
I use this composition in the huge majority of my card designs; if you haven't already, why not give it a go?!

BTW my favourite black ink is Versamark Onyx Black; it's great for detailed stamps like this one!
Just allow it time to dry as the ink stays wet a little while; you don't want to smudge your lovely stamped image!

Thanks for popping by today.


  1. Fab design Lindsey, love the mustard and black colour combo. Great tip for using the rule of thirds too.

  2. The rule of thirds is a great way to create a design, an oldie but def a goodie! The colour combo is unusual but works so well. :)

  3. Great stamp for quick masculine cards!

  4. Love your fun masculine card, Lindsey ! The hardest ones to do for me, so thanks for this beautiful inspiration ! x


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