Tuesday, August 8, 2017

A Birthday Card Share

Helllo Out There!  Sharing a birthday card today for the Monday Simon Says Stamp Weekly Challenge. This turned out to be a wonderful card for me...I usually have a few attempts first, but this is really an easy stamp set.  I love it!  I created this A2 sized card by taking a watercolor panel and using some distress inks that would blend from yellow to orange and orange to coral.  I inked that stamps and then misted them with water.  I started with the lighter color and using the Misty, I followed this process for the four flowers.  I used the yellow going to green for the leaves.   I know they say to use odd number of elements only, but this looked very nice to me so I didn't push it.  Next I die cut the happy birthday words on the panel and also 3 more times in white cardstock and glued them together to create the dimensional look for them.  I splattered some of the green ink on the panel and also used some crystal Nuvo drops.  Lastly, I die cut the panel and cut a matching green panel to layer it and adhered the whole thing to a card base.  Thank you very much for reading, and the materials used are listed below.

Materials Used:
  • Simon Says Stamp, Blooming Time
  • Inside Sentiment, Penny Black Have a Wonderful Birthday
  • Distress Inks, Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Abandoned Coral, Bundled Sage
  • My Favorite Things Slanted Rectangles, Brushstroke Greetings
  • Versafine Black Onyx Ink
  • Canson 140 lb. Cold Press paper


  1. Mary, love your card! So fresh looking, love the colors!

  2. Wow! I love how you stamped over the letters too - looks awesome!! Beautiful colors, Mary! Thanks for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge! hugs, Maura