My Joy to the World Christmas card is both stunning and easy to create. I thoroughly enjoy creating a variety of Christmas cards and love how this turned out. Gail Ellis of Blue Rose Paper Treasures inspired my card.
I have always loved hydrangeas. My grandmother always had the most beautiful purple/blue hydrangeas in front of her home in Southern California. Every time I look at a plant, a photograph, or a stamped image I think of her and her beautiful garden. I hope my card with the embossed and stamped flowers will bring back a lovely memory for you too.
Unfortunately, the Clear Wink of Stella does not show up in the photo. But, believe me, it is there and very sparkly.
Check out the deep impression you get with the Country Floral 3D embossing folder. It really lends the right touch to this beautiful birthday card.
Rococo Rose cardstock (base card) 4-1/4″ x 11″; score at 5-1/2″
Rococo Rose cardstock (embossed layer) 4″ x 5-1/4″
Basic Black cardstock 2-3/4″ x 4″
Whisper White cardstock (stamped layer) 2-5/8″ x 3-7/8″
Whisper White cardstock (inside of card) 3-3/4″ x 5″
I am so pleased that Stampin’ Up! decided to add theDaisy Lane stamp set with the smaller daisy and the beautiful fern. They made it so simple to create this beautiful Daisy Lane Friendship Card. It is also wonderful to have both the large and medium daisy punches.
You can find the bundle on page 23 of the new 2019-2020 Stampin’ Up! annual catalog. If you would like to purchase the products used to create this card or anything else you might want or “need” click HERE or on the links below this post.
I have always loved having a fern stamp and think this one is particularly beautiful and it fills the background with just the right touch to showcase the daisies.
I thought the “white space” was just a bit much. So, I toned it down with the spatter stamp from the Waterfront stamp set. I wanted a very light touch to the “splatter,” so the stamp was tapped off twice before stamping. Love the results! The Clear Faceted Gems filled the centers of the daisies adding that all-important touch of glam and of course, the petals are colored with the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.
Mossy Meadow cardstock 4-1/4″ x 11″, score and fold at 5-1/2″ (card base)
Merry Merlot cardstock 4″ x 5-1/4″
Whisper White cardstock 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″
Whisper White cardstock 3″ x 11″ (stamp and punch 3 large daisies and 4 medium daisies)
Whisper White cardstock 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside of card)
If you cannot see my video below, click HERE to watch on YouTube
Check out the beautiful embossed rectangular frame on my Butterfly Wishes birthday card. I love the detail on the frame and how the embossed image really adds to the delicate butterfly.
You can find the Heirloom Frames Dies and 3D Embossing Folders in the Stampin’ Up! 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. Check them out in My Online Store.
I stamped the butterflies in the new Rococo Rose InColor from Stampin’ Up! Such a beautiful color! And of course, I added the Clear Wink of Stella to both butterflies. I hope you like my birthday card using the Butterfly Wishes stamp set and will create one yourself.
Whisper White Thick cardstock 4-1/4″ x 11″; score and fold at 5-1/2″ (card base)
Basic Black cardstock 3-1/4″ x 4-3/8″
Whisper White cardstock 4-1/4″ x 5″ (die-cut rectangular Heirloom Frame and emboss with the rectangular 3D embossing folder)
Rococo Rose cardstock 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″
Whisper White cardstock 1-5/8″ x 2-5/8″ (stamp butterfly and sentiment)
If you cannot see my video below, click HERE to watch on YouTube
How can you not love these adorable birds from the Free as a Bird stamp set from Stampin’ Up!? The new Stitched Nested Labels die I used on the Gorgeous Grape cardstock helps highlight the bird images. LOVE them!
You can find the Free as a Bird stamp set and Stitched Nested Labels Dies in the Stampin’ Up! 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. Check them out in My Online Store.
I colored the images with Watercolor Pencils and blended the colors with the Blender Pens. Watch my video below to learn this easy coloring technique. Using the Layered Leaves embossing folder evokes the image of birds in a tree. Now, if only the Clear Wink of Stella that I used would show in my photo.
Do you hate to fussy cut? I know many of my friends do. So, I’ve created an alternate card for you.
I hope you will give this colorful friendship card a try. I had a great time creating it, and I know you will too!
Cutting Instructions: Garden Green cardstock (card base) 4-1/4 x 11; score at 5-1/2; Shimmery White cardstock 3-3/4 x 5 (2) (emboss one of them with the Layered Leaves embossing folder) (stamp flowers and leaves and color with watercolors on the second piece. Mount on inside of card) and 2-3/4 x 4-1/4 (stamp birds, color and fussy cut); Gorgeous Grape cardstock 3 x 5-1/2 (die cut with Stitched Nested Labels then emboss with Layered Leaves embossing folder)
Wanting to create a stunning Happy Birthday card I used the Painted Glass stamp set from Stampin’ Up! I think the Painted Glass stamp set is so beautiful. The classic stained glass images are timeless and so versatile. You will find the Painted Glass stamp set and Stained Glass Thinlits Bundle in the Stampin’ Up! 2018-2019 Annual Catalog, check it out in My Online Store here. You will also find the coordinating Graceful Glass 6″ x 6″ Designer Vellum in My Online Store here.
My card design was inspired by Dawn Griffith
My card partially opened:
I love how the front of the card covers the “Have a Beautiful Birthday” sentiment. But, you can open the card all the way allowing you to write more to the recipient. Also, notice how the stained glass bird helps to hold the front of the card closed. I think that the new Gorgeous Grape is one of my favorite colors and doesn’t the Garden Trellis embossing folder add just the right touch to the overall appeal of the card?
My Birthday card fully opened:
Close up of the stained glass window:
Of course, I have added the Clear Wink of Stella to the Highland Heather areas of the stained glass window. But, when have you known me not to use the Wink of Stella!
I hope you will give this Happy Birthday card using the Painted Glass Bundle from Stampin’ Up! a try. I know your recipient will LOVE it!!
Cutting Instructions: Whisper White cardstock (card base) 5-1/2 x 10; score at 1-1/2; Basic Black cardstock 4-1/8 x 5-3/8, 3-1/8 x 3-5/8 (2), 1-3/8 x 5-3/8; Gorgeous Grape cardstock 4 x 5-1/4 (emboss with Garden Trellis embossing folder); Highland Heather cardstock 3 x 3-1/2; Whisper White Thick cardstock 3 x 3 and scrap for bird
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