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A Retired Stamp with a Purpose!


I received this stamp at Boot Camp as a give away from the wonderful Barbara Sproatmeyer. It is retired, but I wanted to show you how a stamp originally intended for Christmas can be used for a Birthday. Got to get mileage from these babies. With some different colors, the presents are neutral and his hat becomes a party hat.


His belly was colored with Copic’s and then texturized with a rag. It still did not get the effect I was going for so I added some colored pencil on top. This gave me the soft fuzzy look I was hoping for.


Adding a Birthday sentiment helped transition this from Christmas to Birthday.


Perfect for a Winter Birthday!

Copic List:

  • Body: C7, C6, C5
  • Eyes: B97, B95, B91, YG03
  • Hat & Gifts: BG97, BG05, BG02 V17, V15, V12 Y19, Y15, Y11
  • Feet & Beak: YR07, YR04, Y12
  • Ground: T4, T2, T1

Polychromos Pencil List:

  • Belly: 1059, 1060, 1063

Card Details:

  • Base paper of Opaque White 120lb
  • Yellow layer cut with rectangle die, adhered with tape runner
  • Patterned layer cut with rectangle die, adhered with 1/4 inch double side adhesive and fun foam
  • Teal oval cut with nesting oval die, adhered with tape runner
  • Image stamped on Hammermill with Obsidian, colored with Various Copic Markers and Prismacolor Pencils, cut with oval mosaic die, adhered with double side adhesive and fun foam
  • Sentiment stamped on base paper with Versafine and heat embossed with clear powder, cut with retired word window, adhered with small foam squares, gems added for bling
  • Envelope embellished with matching paper and 6 inch double side adhesive

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Rosanne Mulhern
4 months ago

So cute, Jill! This guy transitioned wonderfully!

Nancee56
4 months ago

What a cutie! I am always looking for ways to stretch the use of my stamps! Thanks for sharing!

Nancee56
4 months ago

Yes you do! 🤣