Patterned Paper Happy Birthday Card with Verve Great Friend Flowers

I really liked the mint green and pink paper I found in the DCWV Happy Day 12 x 12 Paper Pack and decided to use it for the background of this birthday card.

I cut a rectangle of flowered patterned paper with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.  There was a pretty coordinating diagonal strip paper that I thought would make a pretty accent, so I cut another rectangle from this paper.  I pulled the border die from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes to create a narrow strip, which allowed it to have stitching on all sides.  This was adhered to the left of the flower rectangle with Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive.  Since I would be using other gold embellishments on the card I used a thin strip of Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock and adhered it using Ranger Multi Medium Matte at the seam where the two patterned papers met.  Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was cut 1/8″ smaller than the patterned paper rectangle and adhered to the back to add dimension when applied to the cardbase.

As a focal image to the card front two different sized flowers from the Verve Great Friend Stamp Set were stamped on pale pink cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat set with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  Since there is not a matching die for this stamp they were fussy cut with the Cutter Bee fine detail scissors.  For added interest Copic Marker R21 was used to add depth to the flower centers.  The smaller flower was adhered to the larger with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  I used some green vellum from my stash to die cut leaves with the Memory Box Lorelai Leaf Poppy die.  Copic Marker G24 was used to add depth to the leaves and then they were glued to the back of the flowers with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The sentiment is a die cut from Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Happy.  I used Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock and cut it again with Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam, with the sticky side up.  If you do not remove the fun foam word and leave it in place and only remove the backing it makes it easy to align both the gold cutout and the foam words together.  The die cut word was placed on the patterned paper rectangle to determine where to stamp the secondary sentiment, which is from Winnie & Walter, The Big, The Bold, and Party set.  It was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat set with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The “happy” die cut was glue just above using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

A top folding cardbase was created from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the patterned paper rectangle, with the adhered sentiment was added to the base with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The flower and leaf cluster was adhered to the lower right with the same glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • DCWV Happy Day 12 x 12 Paper Pack
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Hero Arts Happy Stamp and Die
  • Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold, and Party
  • Verve Great Friend Stamp
  • Vellum from Stash
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Simon Say Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Memory Box Lorelai Leaf Poppy
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Copic Marker R21 and G24
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder