Posts Tagged ‘birthday card’

Tuesday with Tara {take 184}

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

Happy Tuesday!  One of my favorite people in the world (my sister!) has a birthday in January and she happens to love PINK!  I’m mixing it up a bit with this simple card with a bit of an ombre featuring the Pantone 2019 color of the year “Living Coral” (as you can see I’ve used Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide Ink together with Worn Lipstick).  I started the year with a card featuring The Pantone Color of the Year last year and wanted to do it again!

Representing the fusion of modern life, PANTONE Living Coral is a nurturing color that appears in our natural surroundings and at the same time, displays a lively presence within social media.

I did some simple ink blending through this MFT Stencil “Captivating Mandala” on ivory cardstock and it’s such a pretty blend of colors!  I also added some shimmery paint splatters in the two colors as well to add some sparkle.

I had a few ideas of what would go on top, but decided to keep it super simple with a bold sentiment (this one from Ranger’s Letter It Embossing Kit) in black ink and some pretty black ribbon to make it all pop.

Here’s a closer look at the card… don’t you just love coral?  And check out the shimmer in the background and that I added to the sentiment with a Wink of Stella brush pen.  So pretty!

Hope you have a great day- be sure to join us right back here on Thursday afternoon for our January Blog Hop!  The team has some fantastic projects to share with you!

Inky hugs,


Panda Birthday with Laurie!

Sunday, January 6th, 2019

Hello friends!!  Happy New Year to all!!  Well, it’s that weird time between Christmas and Valentines Day where us cardmakers are sort of in limbo.  Of course, we can continue to use our winter stamps and dies but I always get a bit antsy to start using my  spring or love themed products!

I need to start building up my birthday card stash so that’s what I made for you today!  I used two Flora & Fauna stamp sets to create this cute card..

I started by stamping that adorable panda from the Panda Set, as well as the two large flowers. Before colouring and fussy cutting the panda, I added the birthday banner from the Woodland Birthday Stamp Set.  A lot of the images in Flora and Fauna sets are scaled to work perfectly together. After colouring with my alcohol markers, I trimmed each image with scissors.

I created a simple background on a white panel cut with a stitched rectangle die by using a hand cut mask to create the hill and sky.  I used Crushed Olive Distress Ink for the green and Peacock Feathers for the blue. After adhering the flowers and the panda with foam adhesive, I decided the scene needed a wee bit more.  I stamped, coloured and fussy cut the butterfly from the Panda Set and the party hat and small leafy image from the Woodland Birthday Set.

I foam mounted the panel onto a white card base, added a few clear sequins, shimmer pen and Glossy Accents to a few areas of the scene.

Thank you for dropping in today! I hope you enjoyed taking a peek at some Flora and Fauna cuteness!!

See you soon…


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!