Hi! and thank you for joining me today! I have a cute (cute cute cute!) Happy Birthday card idea to share with you today!!! Remember that stamping cruise I just went on in October? Well, this was one of the darling cards we made during our 18 hours of crafting time!!
This birthday card features the Stylized Birthday (single stamp) from pg 16 of the Stampin' Up! 2016/2017 annual catalog (#141828) and one of my favorites, the Writing Notes background stamp (pg 124, #1388954 / 138664). I love any lined paper or graph paper, so this stamp is right up my alley!
When creating a card on white cardstock, you'll want to make sure you use the THICK Whisper White cardstock (#140272) so that it has nice stability.
As you can see below, we stamped the marvelous Falling Flowers floral stamp set in Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay and Pumpkin Pie on Whisper White cardstock, then die cut all the pieces with the matching May Flowers Framelits. At first I thought it seemed like it would be a lot of work, but it's only a couple pieces per card and it makes such a big difference to have the pieces die cut, doesn't it!?? I love it!
You can SAVE 10% by buying the stamp set and framelits together (it's called a BUNDLE). See it HERE, or on pg 127 in the current annual catalog.
After stamping the flowers and leaves, we just blended the color with a Blender Pen… just "color over" the stamped image while it's still just a little wet and it just blends the colors perfectly without the need for any more ink.
I embellished the centers of my flowers with the gold Metallic Enamel shapes, which enhanced this nice fall color combo!
The polkadot piece of Bermuda Bay paper in the background is found in the Designer Series paper pack / Brights, #138434… there are actually 4 patterns of Bermuda Bay paper in that pack and if you look at the first photo in this blog post, you'll see I used all 4 patterns 🙂
Jenn (the crafting cruise organizer) designed 10 cards for us to make, and we made four of each, so if you do the math, that's 40 cards that we created in addition to all the other projects!!! You can see more info here!
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