Sep 22, 2015

Happy Birthday Card (Create A Smile)

A few days ago the new stamp sets by Create A Smile arrived at my door and I really wanted to show you this card that I made wit hthe set "Time to say thanks" and an older set called "Magic Flowers". I stamped the flowers and leaves with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock and colored them with Spectrum Noir markers (flower: blender, FS6, BP7 + CT1, CT3; three leaves: combination of CT3, CG3, CG2, DG2, LG5, JG1; leave that looks like a fan: CG2, CG2, DG4; long leave: LG5, JG1, JG2, JG6). I used post-it notes to create mask so I could layer the images. I pressed my VersaMark Inkpad on some white scrap paper and embossed a strip with gold embossing powder by wow that I wanted to use with the leaves and flowers.

On my white cardbase, I stamped the sentiment "Happy Birthday" using a set by WPlus9 and Altanew, again, with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. To finish off the card, I then cut the paper that I stamped my images on at a slight angle and adhered it with fun foam at the top of the card base including the golden strip that I created earlier.

This card participates in the following challenges
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Use a stamp
Addicted to CAS - Leaves
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes Birthday
Through The Purple Haze -  Happy Birthday
Addicted to Stamps - Make your Mark

Create A Smile "Time to say thanks" -
Create A Smile "Magic Flowers" -
WPlus9 "Festive Greetings" -
Altanew "Halftone Happy" -  
Neenah Solar White Card Stock (SSS) -  
Fun Foam White (SSS) -

Tsukineko Memento Ink "Tuxedo Black" (SSS) -
Tsukineko Memento Ink "Tuxedo Black"(Scrobby) - 
Tsukineko Versamark Ink Pad (SSS) -

Tsukineko Versamark Ink Pad (Scrobby) -
WOW! Embossing Powder Gold Rich (SSS)  -
WOW! Embossing Powder Gold Rich (WOW) -
Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (SSS) -
Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (Scrobby) -
Spectrum Noir Markers "Pale Hues" -
Spectrum Noir Markers "Yellows" -
Spectrum Noir Markers "Greens" -
Spectrum Noir Markers "Brights" -
Spectrum Noir Markers "Essentials"


  1. Fantabulous job with your the coloring and design! Thanks for taking the time to join us at Seize the Birthday, we sure do appreciate it!

  2. Striking images and colours, perfect leaves and a spectacular card and design
    Thanks for sharing and playing along at ATCAS challenge.
    Sarah x

  3. Beautifully colored, striking images. I love the way you placed the sentiment, too. Fabulous card. So glad you joined us at Addicted to CAS this week

  4. This is such a unique card! I've never seen a pattern done at the top like that with the diagonal line! It is so totally creative! I really love how this has such energy and combines a bold pattern with a smooth background. Well done and I'm so glad you shared your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!