I’m back on the Seven Hills blog today with a duo of bright and happy birthday cards, featuring the Picture Perfect and Picture Perfect Party Animals stamp sets. These sets are super for creating scenes, simply by stamping multiples on the card base. They’re also great for just getting in some colouring time!

I started out by stamping three lots of the photo card stamps arranged across the card base in some Lawn Fawn Jet Black Ink. I kept the central image as the one on top so stamped this one out first, masking it off and then stamping the next two.

I chose some bright, celebratory coloured markers to colour the images in. A tip here is to start with the backgrounds to make sure you don’t catch any of the bright colours and drag them into the sky! I always find some kind of gradient in the background gives more interest than a flat colour. Adding some light grey shading helps to give that 3D effect to the photos.

I finished off the cards by stamping out a simple ‘happy birthday’ from the Mama Elephant Birthday Messages stamp under the central photo.

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