I used two on the above card for the banners behind the sentiment. I also added a touch of the gold foil outlined with the stitched framelits. This card was CASEd from the annual catalog's sample. I love the mini chevron ribbon in this suite. It is so soft and easy to work with. I added a touch of it tied off with white twine. The Glitter Enamel dots add a touch of sparkle.
One of the biggest trends in paper crafting is foil. Stampin' UP has made it easy with the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper. There are no machines or glue involved here. This paper pack has three foil patterns printed on heavyweight Kraft paper and includes 1 of each 3 single sided designs in 4 colors. The colors included are Berry Burst (used on this card), Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Sky and Tangerine Tango.
The background of this card uses the emboss resist technique with the Sheet Music background stamp. The image is stamped using Versamark ink and gold embossing powder. Using sponges, various ink colors were daubed in a diagonal pattern across the cardstock.
Washi Tape is often overlooked in the catalog. It is actually a versatile element in the crafting arsenal. I used the Basics Pack 3 Washi Tape to create the whimsical banner behind the "50" element. I lined up the washi tape on a scrap of paper, trimmed it down and punched the ends in a banner with the Banner Triple punch. I also used it inside the card to add a punch of color. So simple!
Today's technique is simply to stamp the dancing girl image from the Beautiful You stamp set on very vanilla cardstock and the DSP. I used early espresso ink for this. I cut around the dress and hat with my paper snips on the DSP piece. Then you simply glue that piece on to the very vanilla piece to get the colorful dress image.