Hello! I’m stoping by to quickly share a card I made the other day. I’ve used this Happy Day stamp set by Concord & 9th quite a few times in the past few months but each time – it turns out different, in all good ways! In the past, I have embossed the image and watercolored, but I used Copic markers to color the image this time.
My friend, Missy loves GLITTER. Every time she asks me to make a card, she wants me to use glitter – so you’ll probably recognize the glitter paper. I’m also a huge fan of these stitched rectangle scallop frames from My Favorite Things.
The banner and sentiment is from the same stamp set – I love that you can customize the years. I propped the frame up using foam adhesive and turned card into a shaker. The pink in the background is subtle but it brings out the color of the cake as well.
I filled the shaker portion with lots of iridescent glitter, gold sequins, and some iridescent microbeads. I haven’t made a shaker in a while so this was fun for me! I’m working on a fairy card in a box for my next post. I did all the coloring for it and plan on having a supply list and details. I’ve shared a few of those cards in the past with very little instructions but I hope to share more next time. Stay tuned!
Even though many don’t like the thought of getting older, there’s still something to be celebrated about a birthday. You celebrate your previous year’s accomplishments and look forward to the next year’s challenges. And truly for me…there’s something to be said about taking the time to make birthday cards. The gesture either fosters growth and strength in current relationships, or it will rekindle ones that we have not been able to care for. I’m definitely reminded of that this week with 3 birthdays for 3 very different women in my life.
I made lots of birthday cards on my week off last week when the boys took their winter break. This one took the most time, but I also enjoyed watercoloring it so much. I embossed the cake image and sentiment using Versafine Onyx black ink and clear powder. Then the stars using WOW Silver Pearl powder.
I used Distress Ink to watercolor this image and I love how vibrant the flowers are.
I matted this watercolor panel on top of some Stampin’ Up Perfect Plum and that’s it! Hope you all enjoyed!
Until next time,
*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).
Distress Inks: Festive Berries, Wilted Violet, Cracked Pistachio, Antique Linen, Mermaid Lagoon