I love everything floral! Fresh flowers, pictures of flowers, floral sheets, floral quilts, and much more. Especially flower stamps, dies, and designer series paper. My Floral Happy Birthday card has it all.
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Do you see the flower peeking out from the inside of my card? Do you stamp the inside of your card? That simple touch can really set your cards apart. It takes such a small amount of time and really makes your cards stand out. Why not try it on the next card you create? Are you inspired to create your own Floral Happy Birthday Card?
Misty Moonlight cardstock (card base) — 4-1/4 x 11; score and fold at 5-1/2
Blushing Bride cardstock (1st layer) — 3-1/2 x 4-3/4
Silver Foil Sheets (2nd layer) — 3-1/4 x 4-1/2
Golden Garden Designer Series Paper (3rd layer) — 3-1/4 x 4-1/2
Basic White cardstock (scrap) — stamp and die-cut flower and stamp and die-cut sentiment
Basic White cardstock (inside) — 3-3/4 x 5
If you do not see my video, please click here to watch it on YouTube
Hydrangeas are awesome! I remember my Grandmother always having huge, I mean HUGE hydrangea bushes in front of her home. The flowers were purple and blue and absolutely gorgeous. Clearly, my Grandmother could grow anything. Unfortunately, I can’t say the same for me. At least, now I can stamp them to my heart’s content, and in any color I choose. Hopefully, you will create a Hydrangea “For You” card for someone in your life. Your thoughtfulness will certainly be appreciated.
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Don’t you love the Hydrangea Hill Mercury Glass Designer Acetate? So pretty!
Do you stamp the inside of your cards? Of course, it does take a little extra time, however, the results are worth it!
Night of Navy cardstock (card base) — 4-1/4 x 11; score and fold at 5-1/2
Hydrangea Hill Mercury Glass Designer Acetate (1st layer) — 3 x 4-1/4
Night of Navy cardstock (2nd layer) — 2-1/2 x 3-3/4
Basic White cardstock (3rd layer) — 2-3/8 x 3-5/8
Basic White cardstock (scrap) — stamp and die-cut hydrangea
Basic White cardstock (inside) — 3 x 4-1/4
Here is a video that shows how I created my Hydrangea “For You” card.
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Hummingbirds are such amazing creatures! A few fascinating facts about hummingbirds: only found in the Americas, hummingbirds cannot walk, the smallest hummingbird species weighs less than a dime, and most beat their wings 60 to 80 times per second. And I thought they were only pretty. Hopefully, my “A Touch of Ink” Happy Birthday card showcases their beauty!
I am constantly amazed by their beautiful colors. I love to color; always have, always will. It is gratifying to color with Stampin’ Up! Blends Alcohol markers. They blend so seamlessly, and with minimal effort, you can achieve beautiful, vibrant images.
In my video below, I will show you just how easy it is to color with alcohol markers. I trust that you can recreate this “A Touch of Ink” Happy Birthday card and give it to someone special in your life.
THICK Basic White cardstock (card base) — 4-1/4 x 11; score and fold at 5-1/2
Just Jade cardstock (1st layer) — 3-3/4 x 5
Basic White cardstock (2nd layer) — 3-1/4 x 4-1/2
Basic Black cardstock (3rd layer) — 2-7/8 x 4-1/8
Purple Posy cardstock (4th layer) — 2-3/4 x 4
Basic White (scrap) — (stamp and fussy cut hummingbird, stamp and punch out sentiment)
If you do not see my video below, please click here to watch it on YouTube.
Who doesn’t love a beautiful birthday card? Well, I certainly do! I especially love this Art Gallery happy birthday card I created with the new Art Gallery stamp set and die bundle from the new January-June 2021 Mini Catalog from Stampin’ Up!
Over the years, I have developed a very personal card style. I love layers of various sizes, and lots of them; I also want as much texture and variety to my card’s various layers. For example, embossing folders, die cuts, sentiments, and embellishments. Today, I stamped the large flower blossom around the perimeter of my card with Versamark ink. This provided the texture I wanted and made the base layer a little more interesting. I then added a layer of the new Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper. Which, by the way, you can choose as your Sale-a-bration gift with a $50 purchase. Next comes the stamped image; again, I was able to add a layer with the die-cut blossom. The final touches are the die-cut sentiment, three pearls, and of course, Wink of Stella to bring the all-important sparkle to the blossom.
I hope you love this card as much as I do. Stick with me, and I know we can make beautiful cards together!
Mossy Meadow cardstock (card base) — 4-1/4 x 11; score and fold at 5-1/2
Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper (1st layer) — 3-3/8 x 4-5/8
Basic White cardstock (2nd layer) — 2-7/8 x 4-1/8
Basic White cardstock (scraps) — stamp and die-cut flower blossom and stamp and die-cut sentiment
Basic White cardstock (inside of card) — 3-3/8 x 4-5/8
Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper (inside of card) — 3/4 x 3-3/8
If you do not see my video, please click here to watch it on YouTube.
Do you struggle with creating masculine birthday cards? I know this is a common complaint. I have that same difficulty. However, the planning of this masculine birthday card came together quite quickly.
As I had not made a masculine card for quite some time, I was a little apprehensive. In particular, I wanted my masculine birthday card to have a high contrast of colors, a repetition of design, a Stitched So Sweetly die, and a subtle Elegant Faceted gem. So, I gathered my supplies, and much to my surprise, the card almost designed itself. I especially like the pop of color the Cajun Craze cardstock adds.
To provide a little continuity and additional interest to the inside of the card, I added a small strip of the In Good Taste DSP, with a smaller border of Basic Black cardstock. Don’t forget that decorating the inside of your card provides a more cohesive look.
I love the look of my Parisian Beauty Birthday Card. I had such a fun time putting all the parts together to form a beautiful but elegant card.
Repetition stamping can sometimes be quite tricky. However, the Parisian Beauty sentiment easily lines up; don’t be afraid to try it. Did you notice the beautiful embossed background? I used the Country Floral 3D embossing folder. One of my very favorites!
I find it helps to repeat a color three times on my cards. In particular, the gold-edged ribbon, the gold on the Golden Honey DSP, and the gold embossed Eiffel tower. Consequently, the color repetition helps your eye travel across the card and adds continuity to the design.
Did you notice the fleur-de-lis stamped in Blushing Bride? It adds just that touch of color to tie everything together. I love my simple, elegant card. Hopefully, you are inspired to stamp your own Parisian Beauty Birthday card.
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