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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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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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 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.
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