A Touch of Ink Happy Birthday Card

A Touch of Ink Happy Birthday Card

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!

A Touch of Ink Happy Birthday Card

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.

 

Cutting Details:

  • 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.

 

A Touch Of Ink Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)

 
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock

 
Just Jade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Purple Posy 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Basic White Medium Envelopes

 
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

 
Just Jade Stampin' Blends Combo Pack

 
Highland Heather Stampin' Blends Combo Pack

 
Purple Posy Stampin' Blends Combo Pack

 
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush

 
Matte Black Dots

 
Purple 3/8" (1 Cm) Tricolor Ribbon

 
Classic Label Punch

 
Stampin' Seal

 
Multipurpose Liquid Glue

 
Stampin' Dimensionals

 
Paper Snips

 
Paper Trimmer

 
Bone Folder

 
Small Grid Paper

 
Simply Shammy

 

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A Touch of Ink Thinking of You

A Touch of Ink Thinking of You Card

There is nothing better than going to your mailbox and finding a handmade card.  Wouldn’t you love to receive this A Touch of Ink Thinking of You card?  Which, by the way, you can choose as your Sale-a-bration gift with a $100 purchase.  Who doesn’t love a gift with purchase—I know I certainly do.

A Touch of Ink Thinking of You card

As you can see from looking around my blog, I love butterflies. So, I was especially pleased when this set contained a beautiful side view butterfly.  I truly wish, Stampin’ Up! would include more side view butterflies in their stamp sets. Sometimes, you want to place them on a flower, and the full-on butterfly doesn’t seem to work quite as well. 

Have you tried the Stampin’ Up! Blends alcohol markers? Wow, they are so easy to use, and you get amazing results with minimal effort.  Be sure to check out my video below for some hints to great coloring.

Hopefully, you are now inspired to create your own A Touch of Ink Thinking of You card.

 

Cutting Details:

  • Thick Basic White cardstock (card base) — 4-1/4 x 11; score and fold at 5-1/2
  • Bumble Bee cardstock (1st layer)  — 3-3/4 x 5
  • Basic White cardstock (2nd layer) — 3-1/4 x 4-1/2
  • So Saffron cardstock (3rd layer) — 2-3/4 x 4
  • Basic White cardstock (scrap) — stamp and fussy-cut Butterfly, color with Blends

 

If you do not see my video, please click here to watch it on YouTube.

 

A Touch Of Ink Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)

 
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock

 
Bumblebee 8-1/2X11 Cardstock

 
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
So Saffron 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Basic White Medium Envelopes

 
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

 
Mango Melody Combo Pack Stampin' Blends

 
1/4" Bumblebee Gingham Trim

 
Matte Black Dots

 
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush

 
Stampin' Seal

 
Stampin' Dimensionals

 
Paper Snips

 
Paper Trimmer

 
Bone Folder

 
Small Grid Paper

 
Simply Shammy

 

 

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Art Gallery Happy Birthday

Art Gallery Happy Birthday Card

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!

birthday card using Art Gallery bundle

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!

 

Cutting Details:

  • 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.

 

Art Gallery Bundle

 
Mossy Meadow 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Oh So Ombre 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper

 
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Whisper White Medium Envelopes

 
Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin' Pad

 
Rococo Rose Classic Stampin’ Pad

 
Versamark Pad

 
Stampin' Seal

 
Pearl Basic Jewels

 
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush

 
Stampin' Dimensionals

 
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals

 
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine

 
Paper Trimmer

 
Cutting Blades Multipack

 
Grid Paper

 

 

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