Tuesday 8 March 2016

Raised Birthday Greetings

Hi everyone, thank you so much for stopping by.

I swear, every time I turn around I'm out of Birthday Cards, and to be honest I don't even know where they go.

My oldest daughter's 10th birthday is coming up right quick and I wanted to create something that was fun, but a little more mature because she isn't so little anymore. I loved the design so much (Thanks to Michele for the inspiration!) that I ended up creating two cards.

I really do need to create more backgrounds, I love to do it and I always end up wondering why I don't do it more often. Funny how that goes.

In Cracked Pistachio

In Tattered Rose

To create these cards, I masked at a diagonal an inch and a half away from the corners. I created both backgrounds by sponging on the colour (Cracked Pistachio for the first, and Tattered Rose for the second), then used the same colours to stamp the fern in a repeating pattern.

I then die cut Lawn Fawn's Happy Birthday to You die, four times for each and stacked them up. I masked halfway through and used the same colours to sponge the bottom half.

I adhered the die cuts down with Ranger's Multi Medium Matte and used a long block to hold it in place while it dried.

I added three gems to the top of the card for a bit of balance, using colours as close as possible to the inks.

I hope you like today's cards and are inspired to create something of your own.

This card is for:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge:


Inspired by Michele Ferguson's Card


  1. This card is brilliant! I love the design.

  2. Trina that itty bitty 'happy birthday to you' die cut [clever way to color it!] is just precious for your 10 year old! Darling backgrounds you've created in such pretty colors! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Muse!

  3. Congratulations to your daughter's birthday - she'll love that wonderful card you created!

  4. I'm sure that your daughter will love this card! It's a sweet card, love the soft tones! Thanks for joining us this week on SImon Says Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

  5. I am just getting back into card making and am seeing the term "mask" a lot. what product are you using to mask off an area. Your cards are wonderful.

    1. Hi Leslie,
      When masking something like this card I generally use post it tape or post it notes. These work great for stamping or sponging to protect the area you don't want anything on (like the top of the card and the upper half of the greeting).
      If you are doing a watercolour piece I use a liquid mask that peels off after it is all done, as post it tape/notes won't stop water from seeping under.
      When picking a masking paper make sure it is low tack (meaning not very sticky) so that you dont risk ruining your project when you remove it.

  6. Fabulous card, and using that skinny sentiment had to have required patience.

  7. Absolutely lovely cards--just my style! Terrific take on Michele's inspiration!


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