Cycle Celebration 3 – Stampin’ Up! Card Tutorial #626

Hey There,

I had a very special birthday card to make.  We are celebrating my Grand Daughter, Hailie Jade’s 10th birthday this week.  I don’t know what happened, but I’m pretty sure she was just born yesterday, YIKES!  Time flies. . . . . . .

I made Hailie’s card using the Stampin’ Up! Cycle Celebration stamp set.  The candle in this set can be made to look very realistic and I put a warm glow around the flame.  Check out my tutorial for this project below and let me know what you think.

Now on with today’s tutorial. . . . .  . .
Project Supplies:
Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Cycle Celebration (130273) and Sentiment inside the card is from You’re Amazing (126722)
Card Stock: Stampin’ Up! Whisper White, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry and Crushed Curry
Ink: Stampin’ Up! Rich Razzelberry, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry and Old Olive
Accessories: Stampin’ Up!  Sponges, Circle punches 1 3/8″ and 1 1/4″, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Big Shot Machine, Tasteful Trims Die, Timeless Type Dies (retired), Stampin’ Write Markers (Summer Starfruit, Rich Razzelberry, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive), Versamarker and Versamark Pad, White Gel Pen, Post it note and Daffodil Delight Grosgrain Stitched Ribbon

Started with a 3.75″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White card stock and stamped the candle by loading it with Versamark and then Rich Razzelberry ink on the candle portion and then Crushed Curry on the flame portion.  Huffed my breath on the stamp and then stamped it.

Heat embossed the image using clear embossing powder and a heat gun.

Colored the candle with Old Olive and Flame with Daffodil Delight with Crushed Curry at the bottom of the flame.

Colored over the image with Versamarker (staying inside the lines) and then heat embossed the image so the entire image is embossed.

Masked a rectangle at the bottom of the card stock using a partial post it note.

Put on a 1 3/8″ circle mask and then sponged So Saffron ink over the entire unmasked area.

Removed the 1 3/8″ circle mask and added a 1 1/4″ circle mask and then sponged Crushed Curry in the white area going into the So Saffron just a bit.

Removed the circle mask and sponged Pumpkin Pie ink in the white area going into the Crushed Curry area just a bit.  Also, sponged some Pumpkin Pie ink at the bottom of the card stock.

Removed the rectangle mask and sponged So Saffron in the white area.  Added a bit of Crushed Curry marker at the base of the candle to create a shadow.


Added Old Olive, Rich Razzelberry and Crushed Curry panels.  Also added a Whisper White card base and Daffodil Delight ribbon and a large scallop strip of Rich Razzelberry  and the number 10 out of Old Olive that I die cut on the Big Shot Machine.   Highlighted the flame and added dots on the scallops using a White Gel Pen.

To finish it off I added a shadow of Crushed Curry marker under the numbers.

Here is the finished card measuring 5″ x 6.5″.

I also added Rich Razzelberry and Whisper White card stock panels to the inside of the card.  The card front is heavy with a whopping 9 layers so I needed to put panels on the inside to balance it out a bit.  I used the Birthday stamp from the Stampin’ Up! set You’re Amazing for my sentiment in side.

I hope your day is extra special too!

Until my next post. . . . . .
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6 responses to “Cycle Celebration 3 – Stampin’ Up! Card Tutorial #626

  1. Michelle, you are correct. Haile was born yesterday. You made the mistake of blinking and that’s where the time went. (Ask me how I know this… 🙂 )

  2. Caterina Grove

    Oh how I love this one! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful creations!

  3. Happy Birthday to Hailie Jade! I’m sure she will love her card from her very special grandmother. It will be something she can keep to always remember you. Lucky girl!

  4. This is a delightful card for your adorable granddaughter! Love that fantastic candle, it almost looks 3D!!