Celebrate You Mona

Every Monday I check my birthday list to see what cards I need to send out that week. My dear friend Mona has a birthday coming up. Her favorite colors are red, yellow, and olive green. I check my stash of completed cards and didn’t have anything with that color scheme, so I pulled out another beautiful Altenew layering stamp to make a card just for Mona.

I first stamped the outline of the flowers onto Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and then added the layers. The first colors of ink I choose weren’t dark enough so I stamped the layers again in a different ink that made it a deeper red. The leaves don’t have an outline, but the last layer give more of an outline feel and I stamped it in the darkest green.

I decided to use a scalloped rectangle that was embossed with some pretty leaves for the background behind the flowers. When I have an embossed panel I usually use liquid glue to attach it to the card front, since I feel it does a better job adhering the highs and lows.

I arranged the flowers and leaves the way I liked them and then picked them up with Press ‘n Seal, which has a low tack and allows you to keep the arrangement in place while you turn it over to add adhesive. All the leaves and the two back flowers were adhered with liquid glue. The top yellow flower was adhered using a lower loft foam tape and the front red flower with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape which has a higher loft, giving different levels of dimension to the card.

The beautiful My Favorite Things Celebrate die was cut from both gold mirror cardstock and sticky back foam. I find this the easiest way to add dimension to a die cut sentiment. The secondary sentiment was stamped onto a scrap of black cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed white. I used a Pink and Main Sentiment Strip to cut it out and adhered it directly over the word “celebrate” with liquid glue.

The last embellishment was to add clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen to the red flowers and another card was done.


  • Altenew Peony Bouquet
  • Winnie & Walter Big, Bold, and Party
  • My Favorite Things Celebrate
  • Altenew Inks: Rouge, Crimson, Velvet, Coral Berry, Grapevine; Parrot, Olive, Moss; Fresh Lemon, Maple Yellow, Honey Drizzle
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Copic Markers: RV69, RV66, RV63
  • Darice Vine Embossing Folder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen
  • Pink and Main Sentiment Strip
  • Glad Press ‘n Seal

Author: Karen

I am a very blessed wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. I firmly believe in the quote by Dieter F. Uchtdorf which states "The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human heart." Every day I try to create something that lifts the heart for myself and others.

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