Each quarter I try to host a Birthday Card Class since most people send Birthday cards! I try to make the content a mix of feminine, masculine, and kids themes. Today I’m sharing with you two of the cards we made in my most recent Birthday Card Class!
I loved the card I shared for the Colour Combo Blog Hop in August so much that I decided I needed to make another Baby Wipe Background card! Here I took 3 colors of ink on a couple baby wipes folded over a clear block and swiped it across Whisper White cardstock. This provided a slightly smoother finish than the water color paper. I did not embossing this background because the blending of these colors created such a nice look without it!
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Third time is the charm! I’m back again with another contribution for the international Colour Combo Blog Hop! This month we were challenged to use Blackberry Bliss, Pacific Point, and Pear Pizzazz. I look forward to these Colour Combo challenges more and more each month to help me step outside of my color comfort zone.
I used a baby wipe technique to create my background on Water Color Paper, but I also made several on Whisper White Cardstock and they turned out just as beautiful. I simply wrapped 3 baby wipes around an acrylic block added a few drops of Stampin’ Ink Refill in each color and swiped the block across the paper. I let it dry slightly before using the Corrugated 3D Embossing Folder to give my piece texture.
Finally, for my floral image I used the To A Wild Rose set. Originally I just stamped the image on a plain Whisper White piece of cardstock, but decided to add a swatch of Pear Pizzazz using the Artisan Textures stamp set. Then I stamped my sentiment from the For The Love Of Felt stamp set. I did use a scrap of retired Glitter cardstock for this card, but you can spritz the Sparkle Glimmer Paper with alcohol/ink refill mixture and create any color glimmer paper you want!
Thank you so much for visiting me today! Be sure the check out the other awesome blogs in the hop today by clicking next and leave each crafter some love.
Colour Combo Blog Hop Crafters:
- Elisabeth Pirolt – Little Lizzy’s Crafts (AT)
- Sandra Roberts – Sandra’s Stamp & Craft Studio (UK)
- Tanja Klingler-Selinger
- Sandra Herzog
- Silke Trapani – bastelsalat (DE)
- Rene Guenther – Stempeln-mit-Rene.de (DE)
- Tricia Butts (USA)
- Caroline Peck – Sparkle And Stamp (USA) <-You Are Here!
- Nicole Mahler (USA)
- Christin Buchel – stempeldiving
- Pia Gerhardt (DE)
- Samira Merzouk – Samira’s Kreative Welt (DE)
- Anastasia Radloff (USA)
Today I have a card class and we will be making 6 cards (2 each of 3 different designs) and I’m going to share 2 of them with you before class. This card class features the Magnolia Lane Suite (pg. 37 AC) as well as the Magnolia Blooms stamp set from the Experience Creativity brochure.
For the first card I used the Magnolia Lane Memories and More Large Specialty Cards & Envelopes to show how easy it is to create a card with only a few items! I used a stripe of Magnolia Lane DSP and dove tailed it using my Triple Banner Punch. The sentiment is stamped in Old Olive on Whisper White Cardstock die cut with one of the Stitched Nested Labels Dies. Finally, the magnolia bud is stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, colors with Stampin’ Blends (Daffodil Delight and Old Olive sets), and die cut with the Magnolia Memories Dies.
This card will come with the coordinating envelope and envelope liner to complete the look. The Magnolia Lane Memories & More Large Specialty Cards & Envelopes pack comes with enough pieces that you can make 20 cards!
Next we will make this card using some Perennial Essence DSP as our background. I love the DSP that Stampin’ Up! offers because it is high quality and double sided. This is the opposite side to the beautiful painted floral images and works really well with other stamp sets! I love the brushed or watercolor look of this DSP even though it’s more of a “solid” color than most DSP.
For this card I used a few more products than what comes in the Magnolia Lane Suite. I used the Be Mine dies for the scallop edging and the Everyday Label Punch for the sentiment from Magnolia Blooms. I also used a retired Stampin’ Blend color (Pink Pirrouette) because my shipment with Petal Pink was delayed. I always say use what you have and order what you can’t live without!
If you are local to me and interested in taking one of my classes please feel free to email or comment with your email so I can get you signed up! All of my classes are on my calendar here.
If you are not local and you want to take this class here’s how you can! Order the Good Morning Magnolia Bundle (151087 $63.75) or the Magnolia Lane Suite (152178 $134.75) using my current host code (August AGSACZMN). Using the host code will trigger me to create a class bundle for you and once your Stampin’ Up! order ships I will send you the class bundle (6 cards, 2 each of 3 designs) and directions to complete the cards.
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Today I have for you another installment of CASE The Catalog! For this card I am CASEing page 22 of the AC. This card features the all new Daisy Lane stamp set and the Special Celebrations stamp set. Details are below along with a video of how I created the background!
As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator we get access to a document that tells us exactly what products and techniques were used to create the card samples in all of the publications. I love having this tool because I’m not always right when I guess what product is used! For example with this card sample in the catalog the designer used the new Pigment Sprinkles to create the watercolor look on the background and then stamped over top.
My video shows how I thought it was done! I love how my card turned out and I think this makes an awesome masculine birthday card! I can already think of many more cards I could make with this technique and sketch layout.
Whenever I make a video for a card I have made I like to list the dimensions and the supplies to give you the opportunity to craft along with me. I hope that this is helpful.
- Gray Granite Card Base 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
- Watercolor Paper 5 1/4″ x 4″
- Vellum Cardstock 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″
- Daisy Lane Stamp Set
- Special Celebrations Stamp Set
- Clear Blocks (for mounting stamps)
- Gray Granite Cardstock
- Watercolor Paper
- Vellum Cardstock
- Whisper White Cardstock
- Granny Apple Green Ink
- Mossy Meadow Ink
- Early Espresso Ink
- Denim Ribbon
- Leaf Trinkets
- Heat Tool (optional)
- To A Wild Rose Dies
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