Posts Tagged ‘birthday card’

Birthday Card featuring Concord & 9th!!

Saturday, December 1st, 2018

Hello crafty friends and welcome back!!  Laurie with you today to share a birthday card!!  I really needed a break from Christmas card making and also wanted to showcase some  Concord & 9th goodies that are new to the shop!!

I used the Happy Day Stamp Set along with its c0-0rdinating dies to make this card. This isn’t a new set from C&9 but it is definitely worth a look if you don’t own it or a revisit if it happens to be in your stash!

I used my alcohol markers in shades of coral, green, tan and turquoise. I tried to go for a subtle look but sometimes have a hard time achieving that with my markers! The cake plate was actually paper pieced on a teal coloured paper.  I added a bit of shading to the edges with my markers and polka dots with my white gel pen.

Once I started with the white details, I couldn’t stop and added them everywhere!  The flowers also got a good coating of Clear Wink of Stella!!  The co-ordinating dies have the words “happy day” which I cut from the same patterned paper as the plate.  I cut the letters as well as the cake die from craft foam and adhered everything onto a white panel that was embossed with a folder from Taylored Expressions (unfortunately, this folder is not available :()

The panel was adhered to a white, top fold card base and I added a few clear sequins from my stash! This card was a little labour intensive, especially with the colouring but I really like how it turned out!

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and I hope you will take a look around the shop at the new release section as it’s full of amazing goodies!

Thank you so much for dropping in today!! Have a great day and I’ll see you soon!


Llama Love with Flora and Fauna

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

Hey, crafty friends! Laurie here, to share a card I made using some fabulous products from Flora & Fauna!! This is a fairly new company on the stamping scene and has become a favourite of mine!  The images are beautiful, whimsical, cut and above all else, super unique!!  As I was working on todays card, I noticed how well you can mix and match different sets. All the images are scaled to work together. This is fantastic because the possibilities are endless when everything works together.

I decided to make a birthday card using the Llama Love Stamp Set.  I stamped a bunch of the images and used my Copic markers to colour them. This set does not have co-ordinating dies but the images are really easy to fussy cut.

I created a little circle scene using dies from the Nesting Circle Infinity Dies from Hero Arts. I used Tumbled Glass and Gathered Twigs Distress Inks to add some colour to the circle. So, this is where the scale of the images from each stamp set come into play.  The cake on the llama’s back is from the Woodland Birthday Stamp Set. It fits perfectly on that llama!! The sentiment is from that stamp set, as well.

I adhered all my images to the ink blended circle using a combination of Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and foam adhesive squares. I decided to mat my scene onto a slightly larger, white circle to help it stand out from the kraft card base.  Before adhering my little scene, I used Versmark Ink and the “mountain” images from the Llama Love stamp set to create a patterned background. To give those a little shine, I used clear embossing powder.

I added Glossy Accents to the cake, the blanket on his back and the flowers on the cacti to add a bit of shine!!

And that’s my card for today!! I hope you have some Flora and Fauna in your stash. If not, the SNS store has an incredible variety to choose from, including dies!!!

SALE ALERT!! Until August 8th, the Hero Arts Circle Infinity Dies are 25% off!! This is a fantastic set of dies and will work perfectly with any other circle dies you may already have! Trust me, I have others, but this set “completes me” 🙂 !!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!!

Until next time…


Tuesday with Tara {take 113}

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Happy Tuesday!

Confession time.  I make cards.  You probably know that much… but I’m terrible (I mean really terrible!) at sending them out to the intended recipient.  So naturally, I gravitate towards any sentiments that apologize for the LATE card I’m sending.  I was delighted to find one such sentiment in the Busy Beaver stamp & die set we used in our Canada Day blog hop! (Side note… we’ve got another blog hop coming up!  Watch for details coming soon!)

I took the sentiment and broke it up a bit, choosing to highlight the humor with a giant die cut word ‘dam’ and the (very Canadian) ‘sorry’ stamped onto the cut out log 🙂  I colored my little beaver with a mix of watercolor pencil crayons and some sepia color burst.  I brushed the same Color Burst over the die cut letters, which were already a kraft color but this warmed them up a bit.  I also added a subtle black edge to the letters with a watercolor pencil.

For the background, I spritzed a puddle of water onto watercolor card stock and dropped some Color burst into it, then spritzed again for a splattered look.  I then lifted and tilted it a variety of directions to get the drippy, splattery look you see on the finished card.

I mounted all the die cut elements with foam tape for a bit of dimension, and used some Nuvo Glitter drops on the beaver’s face for a bit of shine.  It’s simple… but whimsical and fun.  And hopefully will be an acceptable apology to whomever gets this late birthday card!

Inky hugs,



Materials Used:

Busy Beaver Stamp & Die Set

Color Burst

Watercolor Card Stock

Watercolor Pencils

Nuvo Glitter Drops White Blizzard

Tim Holtz Sizzix ‘word play’ alphabet die