Let's Celebrate Birthdays! Inspiration Blog Hop April 2021

Welcome to the STAMPING INKspirations BLOG HOP for April 2021.  This month we are focusing on celebrating birthdays!  And for my project, I opted to focus on the guys.  I am featuring the Whiskey Business stamp set and some fun Blend Coloring.  Here’s a quick video demonstration to take you through the process.


This card layout is rather simple.  You could certainly CASE it, and make a project of your very own with any number of other sets.  I share the full tutorial with you down below in the post, so if you need the materials & measures they are easily found. 

Now that you have visited with me, and I hope my project may have inspired you, it’s time to send you along to the next blog with Melissa Faust .  Please leave me and the other paper crafters comments on our posts.  We just love to know what you think of our ideas.



Angie McKenzie  ●  Leonie Stuart  ●  Alejandra Gomez

 Danielle Kassing  ●  Annette Ball  ●  Kirstie Pattrick

Linda Moore  ● Mo Rootes  ●  Libby Fens

Tricia Butts  ●  Jan Musselman  ●  Aurélie Fabre

Narelle Fasulo  ●  Sandra Mastello  ●  Karen Henderson

  Susan Simpson  ●  Susan Webster  ●  Melissa Faust

JoAnn Pollock  ●  Gez Carpenter  ●  Jo Blackman

Jill Chapman  ●  Rochelle Laird-Smith  ●  Melissa Gifford

Terry Hamilton  ●  Deb Macdowell  ●  Satomi Wellard

Shel Anderson  ●  Elaine de Montmorency  ●  Ann Krucek 

Chris Smith  ●  Cheryl Hamilton  ●  Teri West


  • Stamp Sets – Whiskey Business [152550]
  • Card Stock – Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Mango Melody
  • Stamp Pads – Memento, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
  • BLENDS - So Saffron, Mango Melody, Crumb Cake
  • Misc -  Paper Snips, Dimensionals, Brick & Mortar Embossing Folder [149643], Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine


  • Card Base 4 ¼ x 11 [scored at 5 ½]
  • Patterned Paper 4 ¼ x 2
  • Stamped Embellishment large enough for your images
  • Center Liner 3 ¾ x 5 


Stamp your Images and Color with the Blends

  • Stamp with Memento ink onto neutral cardstock.

  • Then add layers of colors with the Blend Markers.

  • Trim the images with your Paper Snips.

Emboss your Cardbase with your Embossing Folder

Create the textured stamped layer or use Patterned Paper 4 ¼ x 2.

  • I used Crumb Cake ink on Crumb Cake cardstock.

  • I stamped the wood plank image down the length of the cardstock.

  • I allowed for the ends to alternate position and overlapped for embellishment as well.

Stamp your Sentiments

  • I stamped both sentiments with Early Espresso ink for contrast to the cardstock layer.

Inside Layer Blend Colored Image

  • For this project I stamped the glass of whiskey inside the card as well.

  • Once again I used my Blends to color the images.

  • The ink will lighten as it dries, so experiment with the results when not coloring on white or vanilla cardstock.