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.
Let’s make a Simply Thankful card. Sometimes we just need to stop and take the time to be thankful for all the good things. With everything that is currently going on in the world, being thankful can be difficult. However, if we take a moment and ponder the small blessings that touch our lives every day, we can become simply thankful.
When I first started on my card making journey, I never decorated the inside of my cards. Despite that misstep, I have learned just as in life, that often the inside is much more important. We choose the right sentiment, write the heartfelt message, and add a little something to reflect the front of our card. These steps make our cards more memorable and often touch the hearts of our recipients.
It seems as though I always need thank you cards; I especially love this Forever Blossoms thank you card. The Forever Blossoms stamp set is so versatile, especially with the matching CherryBlossom dies.
I colored the Forever Blossoms images with the SU! Blends Alcohol Markers. Yes, coloring can seem intimidating. However, it isn’t. Just a few simple tricks, and you, too, can create beautifully colored images.
Take a moment to watch my video below and learn just how simple coloring with SU! Blends can be!
Hopefully, you will take time to create this lovely Forever Blossoms Thank You card.
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.
I’ve always wanted to travel to Paris. Visit the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, walk down the Champs-Elysées, and as might be expected, eat french pastries. Well, a girl can dream. However, my Parisian Beauty Amour card does put me in mind of all things french.
You can add visual interest on the inside of your card by tapping off the ink before stamping your cardstock. This technique not only makes your card interesting, but it also adds a subtle reminder of your main focal image. Why not make your own Parisian Beauty Amour card?
Mint Macaron cardstock (card base) — 4-1/4 x 11; score and fold at 5-1/2
Mint Macaron cardstock (embossed layer) — 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Whisper White cardstock (inside of card) — 3-3/4 x 5
Black Foil Sheet (layer) — 3-1/8 x 4-5/8 (die-cut Amour from this layer)
Whisper White cardstock (stamped layer) — 3 x 4-1/4
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My Floral Essence card uses the Monet inspired images of the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper.
Sometimes we need a beautiful card. This card fills that need! Just add a simple stamped image using the Floral Essence stamp set and a few die cut leaves. I think most anyone would really appreciate and love this card.
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Imagine all the amazing cards you could create using this inspired Designer Series Paper!
Gorgeous Grape cardstock (card base) 4-1/4″ x 11″; scored at 5-1/2″
Whisper White cardstock 3-3/4″ x 5″
Purple Posy cardstock 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″
Whisper White cardstock 2-5/8″ x 3-7/8″
Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″
Whisper White cardstock (inside card) 3-3/4″ x 5″
Whisper White and Mossy Meadow cardstock scraps for stamped flower and die cut leaves
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