Rainbow Flower Birthday Card with Happy Birthday Gorgeous

We’ve had miserable weather here in the UK the last couple of days so I was inspired to make a rainbow themed card in the hope the sun will come back out for the last week of the school holidays. So I pulled out one of my favourite stamp set Happy Birthday Gorgeous and a mix of colours to make a rainbow.

Starting at the top of my card a stamped a row of flowers in the following colours: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Blueberry Bushel and Fresh Fig. I did have Balmy Blue and Night of navy in the mix for my blue and indigo colours but half way down I realised I wouldn’t have room to complete the rainbow so swapped them for Blueberry Bushel which is the perfect mix of blue and indigo.

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Rainbow Flower Card Flat

To finish the card I stamped and embossed the Happy Birthday greeting in white onto black card and punched it out with the Pretty Label Punch.

A quick simple card which will hopefully encourage the sun to come back out.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

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Nature’s Roots Birthday Card

For today’s project I’ve made a quick birthday card which will suit anyone who loves nature.  I’ve kept the colour scheme very simple with Tranquil Tide and Crumb Cake but used different textures and layers to add interest.

The background was created by simply stamping the small leaf randomly all over my card base in Tranquil Tide to give a tone on tone look. The Simple Stripes Embossing Folder adds some texture to the Crumb Cake layer, a little inking to the edges adds a little more definition to the ripped edges.

Natures Roots flat card

Some of the Nature’s Twine in Crumb Cake adds a final touch of texture along with the raised up Scots Pine die cut from the Nature’s Roots Framelits. The happy birthday greeting is from Perennial Birthday.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Floral Friday: Floral Background Card with Touches of Texture

For today’s project I pulled out one of my old favourites Touches of Textures to create a stamped background. I chose a colour combination of Fresh Fig for the flowers and Old Olive for some added texture. For the first layer of the flowers I stamped off the Fresh Fig ink on scrap paper before stamping on my project.

The outline stamp hasn’t lined up completely on any of the images, I’m not actually sure if its meant to or not because I really love the effect that this has created as I think it adds more texture and definition to the flowers.

fresh fig touches of texture card flat

I added a length of the gorgeous Fresh Fig Mini Ruffled Ribbon to give some more texture to the card. I finished the card off with a greeting from Picture Perfect Birthday mounted onto the frame dies from the Stitched Seasons dies.

Thanks for stopping by today

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Copper & Grapefruit Birthday Card

Just a quick post today to share this card with you. It’s show casing the Share What You Love paper which I haven’t pulled out in quite a while. I love how well this floral mixes with the copper, the paper has iridescent shimmer on it and is beautiful.

copper grapefruit darling card flat

A couple of die cuts and a stamped greeting from the Stitched All around bundle and the card is finished. Sometimes all you need is some gorgeous paper and a greeting to make a great card.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Seasonal Shapes Birthday Card

If you’ve followed my blog for a while you will know that I love Stampin’ Up! dies and use them on pretty much every card I make. So today I decided to challenge myself to make a card which was made purely from dies, no stamping at all. I’ve focused on the Stitched Seasons dies again as I just  love the frames you can make from them.

As a back ground to my card a did a bit of matting and layering which a piece of paper from the Garden Impressions 6×6 DSP stack, despite my love of florals I’m not a huge fan of these papers as they are a bit busy for my taste but I think they work okay here as a background.

The three patterned paper pieces measured 9.5cm x 4cm ( 3 11/16″ x 1 7/16″) and the matt in Melon Mambo measure 10cm x 4.5m ( 3 7/8 x 1 6/8″).

seasonal shapes dies card flat

For my greeting I used the Happy Birthday Thinlit die which I adhered to my project using multipurpose adhesive sheets as this die is quite delicate and the adhesive turns it into a sticker, making it much easy to position. The flowers were made from two diecuts in Shaded Spruce and two in Petal Pink. With the pink ones I just chopped off the leaves and stuck them onto the Shaded spruce leaves. To finish the card I added some Petal Pink pearls from the Artisan Pearls to the centres of the flowers to cover over the small hole in their centres.

Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project, I now think I need to challenge myself to make a card not using any dies, which I think will be much harder.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Bicycle Birthday Card with Enjoy Life and Best Route DSP

Being from a town which  is cycling mad I knew I had to get the Enjoy Life stamp set with the bicycle image. Pairing that with the Best Route DSP and I’ve created a birthday which I think would be suitable for any male cycle enthusiast.

bushell birthday bike card flat

I think the Happy Birthday sentiment from Perennial Birthday is the perfect match for this card as its not too feminine. I also added a little decoration to the inside of this card so I could use another sentiment from the set.

bushell birthday bike card inside

Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project, hopefully I’ll come up with more ideas for male birthday cards soon.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Southern Serenade Birthday Card

After spending the last couple of weeks colouring nearly every project with my Stampin’ Blends I thought it was time to pull out my Stampin’ Markers as I can’t actually remember the last time I used them.

I wanted to make a quick birthday card using the Southern Serenade stamp set which has that lovely floral image just begging for some ink. I chose a colour combination of Mint Macaron and Fresh Fig for my flowers with a hint of Powder Pink in the background.

The stitched rectangle was created with the largest of the Stitched Shape Framelits squares, to make a rectangle you need to hang one edge of the Framelit over the cutting pads while you run through the Bigshot so it doesn’t cut and then turn round and hang the cut part of the square over the edge. Take a look here for more details on how to do this.

southern serenade birthday flat

The sentiment was stamped on a label from the Label Me Pretty stamp set, it wasn’t meant to be on an angle but actually I really like how it looks.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x