CIC 500 | Birthday Celebration – PRIZES | STAMPlorations / Rachelle Anne Miller Creative Studios

We’re having a huge celebration over at Cupcake Inspirations because it is our 500th Challenge! In honour of the occasion we chose the theme of Birthday Celebration, so now is a great time to catch up on making birthday cards. Plus we have 13 sponsors offering 16 prizes between them for a total value of over $200! The team (myself included) have been very busy preparing as we’re sharing inspiration daily throughout the challenge in order to feature each of the fabulous sponsors, so we hope you’ll check back for those too. For today’s feature post we’re highlighting STAMPlorations and Rachelle Anne Miller Creative Studios.

Card 1 – STAMPlorations

First up is STAMPlorations, who are offering a $20 gift card as their prize. For my project I used one of their digi stamps – Framed Solitary Daffodil. I printed it directly onto a card base and colored with my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers, going with yellow (of course!) for the flower, and a bright green for the greenery. I coloured with some white spaces left for highlights. I also left the background uncoloured. I used a soft pencil and a paper stump to blend in some shading to give the impression of dimension to the design, then finished up by stamping a sentiment from World Birthday Cakes with Versafine Onyx Black Ink.

Challenges included:

CAS On Friday – Nature

Creative Confetti – CAS

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge – Birthday Celebration

Spectrum Noir Challenge – Anything Goes

STAMPlorations Never Ending Anything Goes Challenge – Anything Goes

STAMPlorations Summer Challenge – Anything Goes

Uniko Challenge – In My Garden

Card 2 – Rachelle Anne Miller Creative Studios

Our second featured sponsor for today is Rachelle Anne Miller Creative Studios, who are offering a digital stamp as a prize. I used the adorable Giraffe and Bird digi stamp for my project. As with my first card I printed the image directly onto the card base. I also printed it the same size onto some scrap paper which I fussy cut and then used some Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue to turn it into a mask. Once the image was masked off, plus a mask to separate the horizon line, I ink blended a simple sky with in Ocean Waves and Dusk inks from Altenew. I then shifted my horizon mask and ink blended the grass with Forest Glades and Frayed Leaf. My sky ink blending had slightly gone over the horizon mask making a line lower down my card base, but I worked that to my advantage later in the process.

I removed all my masks and colored the image with my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. I used the Sakura Gelly Roll Glitter Gel Pen to color the floating flowery looking things and the heart, plus to add dot detail to the centres of the flowers. I also used it to add some more dots randomly in the background. I then used a white gel pen to add some shine detail to my colored images. I finished off with a sentiment from Clearly Besotted’s Feeling Sheepish stamp set (which is an older version of Ewe Are Awesome) with Versafine Onyx Black Ink.

Challenges included:

Classic Design Challenge – Anything Goes

Creatalicious Challenges – Anything Goes

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge – Birthday Celebration

Dragonfly Dreams Challenge – Anything Goes

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Anything Goes

Polkadoodles Craft Challenge – Anything Goes

Rachelle Anne Miller Creative Studios Challenge – Birthday

Spectrum Noir Challenge – Anything Goes


I hope these inspire you to come and play along with our challenge. Again, we have a lot of prizes up for grabs if you come and play along. You can find further inspiration from the rest of the team over on the launch post, today’s feature post, or directly on their blogs via the links below. Plus we’ll be sharing each day over the coming weeks to further inspire you. I hope you’ll join us!


Lady Joyful

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Check out what the rest of the DT made:

Charlotte (that’s me!)






Sue N.

Sue T.


18 thoughts on “CIC 500 | Birthday Celebration – PRIZES | STAMPlorations / Rachelle Anne Miller Creative Studios

  1. Awesome cards! I especially love the giraffe! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I hope join us again real soon!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

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  2. I love the clean and sunny look of your daffodil card. So fresh and pretty. Thanks for playing at Uniko, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

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