I love creating birthday cards for family. I think about their favorite colors and try to make sure that the card is something they know was made just for them. This card was created for my sister-in-law Hilda. She is a special lady and I wanted her card to be special for her. I used My Favorite Things Mini Modern Blooms and their matching dies to create her card.
Altenew inks make it so easy to be successful with multi-layered images. For these flowers I used the following inks: Deep Iris, Midnight Violet, Lavender Field, Blush, Cotton Candy, Coral Berry, Mango Smoothie, Warm Sunshin, Dark Chocolate, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glade, and Evergreen.
I die cut a panel of Gina K. Designs 120# white cardstock with the largest Lawn Fawns Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles, which adds a lovely detail the edges of the panel. I laid out the flowers on the panel until I liked the way they were arranged. This allowed me to determine where I wanted the sentiment to be stamped, which is from Simon Says Stamp Hello Beautiful. I then glued some of the flowers and leaves to the panel, adhered others with one layer of 3M 1/2″ foam tape, and the last with two layers of foam tape, giving dimension to the bouquet of flowers.
The purple cardstock for the card came from my stock of colored paper. I cut it to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and scored it at 4 1/4″. I then glued the panel directly to the card base with Tombo Mono Multi Glue. I cut another stitched panel and adhered it to the inside of the card with Elmer’s Glue Runner, added a small flower and leaf to the left corner and stamped the greeting “HAPPY BIRTHDAY, I HOPE YOUR DAY IS FABULOUS” from Papertrey Ink Boutique Borders Birthday stamp set. I scattered a few sequins from Pretty Pink Posh Enchanted Garden and the card was finished.
- Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
- Purple Card Stock
- My Favorite Things Mini Modern Blooms Stamp and Die
- Simon Says Stamp Hello Beautiful Stamp
- Papertrey Ink Boutique Borders Birthday Stamp
- Lawn Fawns Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles Die
- Altenew Inks: Deep Iris, Midnight Violet, Lavender Field, Blush, Cotton Candy, Coral Berry, Mango Smoothie, Warm Sunshin, Dark Chocolate, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glade, and Evergreen
- 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape
- Tombo Mono Multi Glue
- Elmer’s Glue Runner
- Pretty Pink Posh Enchanted Garden Sequins
- Sizzix Big Shot