Social Stamping | Birthdays in isolation

Hello! Thank you for visiting my blog 🙂

Welcome to Week 6 of Social Stamping. You can click here or on the banner above to view the list of today’s blog posts.

What a testament to Kelly, of My Papercraft Journey, and her wonderful blog hosting that Social Stamping is still going strong after 6 weeks! Who votes for it to continue? ME! and I’ll gladly put my hand up to help with behind the scenes.

This week’s theme is ‘Birthdays in Isolation’. While we are mostly staying at home, one of the events not being celebrated in the usual way are birthdays. Big parties and social gatherings just aren’t possible right now.

A growing trend to make up for this is people putting notices on Facebook asking family and friends to drive-by the birthday person’s house and honk, wave and say ‘Happy Birthday!’ I have seen lots of these posts and photos after the event. One friend celebrated this way and said it was one of her best birthdays!

My card today pictures a ‘drive-by birthday’ using the ‘Wonderful Life’ stamp set.

Wonderful Life Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! | Its a ...

The images are stamped in Tuxedo Back Memento Ink on Whisper White cardstock and coloured with alcohol markers. The cars are Purple Posy, Pretty Peacock and Mint Macaron. I also used Petal Pink for some of the gifts, Lovely Lipstick on the cans and Daffodil Delight for the licence plates. I’m still working on my Blends™ collection so I had to use another range for the bumpers, tyres and windows.

My sky was coloured with Balmy Blue, a So Saffron sun and Gray Granite for the road.

I added in some extra detail from Eclectic Expressions (sun), Everyday Hero (star), Ready to Pop (sentiment), Seaside Notions (gravel), and Up, Up and Away (birds and bunting).

Announcing My Favorite NEW Stamp Sets! | Stampin' PrettySEASIDE NOTIONS CLING STAMP SET by Stampin' Up!3 New Sale-a-Bration Items | Thank you happy birthday, Stampin ...Everyday Hero Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! | Everyday ...Ready to Pop Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! | Ready to pop ...

I mounted my image on Pretty Peacock and added that to a Mint Macaron card.

If you’ve had an iso-birthday in recent weeks, I hope you still found a way to celebrate your special day.

Thank you again for stopping by!

Clicking here or on the next button below will take you to see Elizabeth’s beautiful work.

Narelle 🙂

If you would like to see previous weeks’ projects you can click on the these links:

Week 1: hello

Week 2: thank you

Week 3: rainbow

Week 4: friend

Week 5: war and peace

25 thoughts on “Social Stamping | Birthdays in isolation

  1. Awesome cards, Narelle! Love all of the elements and the mix of stamp sets. Particularly love your colouring with the Blends xx

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  2. Perfect depiction of our current environment! These cards are fabulous- and such beautiful colouring.

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  3. Wow, I love this Narelle! So clever and I love how you’ve created your scene with these whimsical images! So colourful and fun and so reflective of how this year has brought out about some amazing things whilst in isolation. xx

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  4. These are so cute Narelle I love these clouds in the background and your colouring is perfect! I am so glad that you are enjoying blogging because I always look forward to see what you create and it is a great way to stay connected too. Mandy xx

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  5. Who would have thought that a drive-by birthday would have been a fun thing to look forward to! I’m grateful we still have some freedom to move around and celebrate socially distanced style! Kelly x

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