Painted Poppies Birthday Wishes Card

Painted Poppies Birthday Wishes Card

Don’t you love the bright cheerful colors on my Painted Poppies Birthday Wishes card?  As you know, I absolutely love to color, and I especially enjoy coloring with the SU Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers.  The blending technique with alcohol markers is so easy and the results can be fabulous.

Painted Poppies Birthday Wishes Card

The new Coastal Weave 3D embossing folder adds such great detail to the front of my card.  You might also note that I’ve cut around the poppy on the inside edge of the card.  It is such a small touch, providing beautiful results.

Painted Poppies Birthday Wishes Card

In particular, I love the soft Old Olive color blending at the base of the poppies.  I used the Craft Ink Blending Brushes, set of 5,  from Amazon.  I have always had difficulty with sponges and sponge daubers.  The sponging was always blotchy and not as clean and smooth as I would have liked.  However, with the Craft Ink Brushes, the results are just what I’ve always wanted. All and all, I am so pleased with the look of my Painted Poppies Birthday Wishes card.  I do hope you will give it a try!!

My SU! Color Palette

 

 

Card Dimensions

  • Thick Whisper White cardstock (base) — 4-1/4 x 11; score and fold at 5-1/2
  • Whisper White cardstock (embossed layer) — 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
  • Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper (Punched with Banner Punch) — 2 x 5-1/4
  • Basic Black (layer) — 2-7/8 x 4-1/8
  • Thick Whisper White cardstock (stamped layer) — 2-3/4 x 4

 

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Project Supply List

Painted Poppies Bundle

 
Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder

 
3D Embossing Folder Plate

 
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock

 
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper

 
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

 
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad

 
Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack

 
Old Olive Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack

 
Peaceful Poppies Sequins

 
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush

 
Multipurpose Liquid Glue

 
Snail Adhesive

 
Whisper White Medium Envelopes

 
Floral Grid Paper

 
Simply Shammy

 
Paper Trimmer

 
Bone Folder

 
Paper Snips

 

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Painted Poppies Birthday Card

Painted Poppies Happy Birthday Card

My Painted Poppies Birthday card is not only pretty, but it is also quick and easy to make.  The Painted Poppies Bundle is one of my favorite items from the new SU! January to June 2020 Mini Catalog.  If you do not have a copy of your own, send me an email [email protected], and I will send you one.

Painted Poppies Birthday Card

Have you noticed the corner stamped Poppies? I repeated the design on both the front and inside of my card. I die cut the Black Foil Sheets, and Whisper White cardstock layers with the Stitched Rectangle dies.  Both the die-cutting and repeat stamping are easy to do and bring continuity to your overall design.  You might give it a try on your next card.

Painted Poppies Birthday Card

Coloring the field of poppies with the Blender Pen is fast and straightforward.  I used the Poppy Parade ink pad and a Blender Pen.  In contrast, I made some of the flowers dark and some light. As a result, the variety adds to the overall whimsy of this quick and easy card. The Blender Pens quickly add that all-important touch of color to my card.  I love the look and ease of my Painted Poppies Birthday Card.

 

Card Dimensions

  • Poppy Parade cardstock (card base) — 4-1/4″ x 11″; score and fold at 5-1/2″
  • Black Foil sheet (layer) — 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ (before die-cutting)   Finished size — 2-5/8″ x 3-7/8″
  • Whisper White cardstock (layer) — 2-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (before die-cutting)    Finished size — 2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″
  • Whisper White cardstock (inside of card) — 3-3/4″ x 5″

 

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Perfectly Plaid Christmas Card

Perfectly Plaid Christmas Card

My Perfectly Plaid Christmas card uses the classic Christmas Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper. Are you wondering where to find the beautiful copper dotted paper?  Look no further than the Copper Dotted Treat Bags from Stampin’ Up! I cut the bag into strips and used it as another copper accent for my card.

Perfectly Plaid Christmas Card

Have you noticed how I repeated the criss-cross pattern three times?  I used the Tufted embossing folder twice, once each on the Shaded Spruce cardstock and the Copper Foil paper. The Copper Dotted Treat Bags also carries out that same theme.  Repetition helps focus the viewer and brings continuity to your card.

Perfectly Plaid Christmas Card

Finally, I repeated the plaid on the inside of my card to carry out the overall plaid theme of my Perfectly Plaid Christmas card.

Card Cutting Details

  • Shaded Spruce cardstock (card base) – 4-1/4 x 11; score and fold at 5-1/2
  • Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper – 3-5/8 x 4-7/8
  • Whisper White cardstock – 3-3/16 x 4-7/16
  • Shaded Spruce cardstock – 3-1/8 x 4-3/8
  • Copper Dotted Treat Bag – 1/8 x 4-3/8
  • Whisper White cardstock – scraps for two trees
  • Copper Foil Paper – scrap for one tree
  • Whisper White cardstock (inside of card) – 3-3/4 x 5

 

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Heirloom Frames & Embossing Folders

Heirloom Frames & Embossing Folder

Aren’t the Heirloom Frames Dies and Embossing Folders beautiful? I was looking for something to enhance the Detailed Deer die and the Feels Like Frost DSP; I think the Heirloom Frames and embossing folders are perfect. 

Heirloom Frames & Embossing Folder

Check out the detail on the embossed oval — isn’t it amazing? It looks so complicated, however, die-cutting and embossing the oval is deceptively simple.  Be sure to watch my video below for a few simple tricks that simplify the process.

Heirloom frames and embossing folder

The small flourish at the bottom of my card is such a simple touch, but it helps to balance the sentiment. Both the greeting and the embellishment are available in the Dashing Deer stamp set.

 

Card Cutting Details:

  • Night of Navy cardstock (card base) – 4-1/4 x 11; score and fold at 5-1/2
  • Silver Foil Paper – 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
  • Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper – 3 x 4
  • Night of Navy cardstock – scrap (die-cut deer)
  • Sparkle Glimmer Paper – scrap (die-cut snowflakes)
  • Whisper White cardstock (inside of card) – 3-3/4 x 5

 

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Joy to the World Christmas Card

Joy to the World

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.

Joy to the World

The Pinewood Planks embossing folder adds to the woodland feel of the three pine trees. The Perfectly Plaid stamp set and Pine Tree Bundle are part of the Wrapped in Plaid Suite Bundle that can be found in the 2019-2020 Holiday catalog from Stampin’ Up!

Joy to the World

Isn’t the Wrapped In Plaid Designer Series Paper amazing?  Black Watch plaid is my very favorite–it’s perfect for my Joy to the World Christmas card!

Wrapped in Plaid

Card Cutting Details:

  • Shaded Spruce cardstock (card base) – 4-1/4 x 11; score and fold at 5-1/2
  • Gold Glimmer paper – 3-1/2 x 4-3/4
  • Wrapped in Plaid DSP – 3 x 4-1/4, plus scrap for oval behind the sentiment
  • Whisper White cardstock (emboss with Pinewood Planks folder) – 2-3/4 x 3-1/2
  • Whisper White cardstock – scrap to stamp and punch three pine trees and the sentiment
  • Whisper White cardstock (inside of card) – 3-3/4 x 5

 

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Feel the glow of God’s Peace…

God's Peace Christmas Card

I love creating Christmas cards, and I especially love cards with a religious theme.  The “God’s Peace” stamp set helped me to focus on the true meaning of the Christmas season.  Hopefully, during the hectic holiday season, you, too, will be able to feel the glow of God’s Peace.

God's Peace Christmas Card

I used the Frosted Frames dies to die cut the Sparkle Glimmer Paper and the Seaside Spray cardstock.  I added black rhinestones to the corners.  If you do not have black rhinestones, you quickly make them by coloring clear rhinestones with a black Sharpie marker.

God's Peace Christmas Card

Have a blessed Christmas and feel the glow of God’s Peace.

Cutting Instructions:

  • Seaside Spray cardstock (card base)  4-1/4 x 11; score at 5-1/2
  • Black Foil paper 4 x 5-1/4
  • Sparkle Glimmer paper 4 x 5
  • Seaside Spray cardstock 3 x 3
  • Whisper White cardstock (inside of card) 4 x 5-1/4

 

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