Aug 24, 2015

Fun Birthday Card


A fun birthday card, using Hero Arts Graphic Flowers and a big sentiment from Mama Elephant's Birthday Wishes.



Supplies:
  • Hero Arts Graphic Flowers and Mama Elephant Birthday Wishes
  • Papertrey Ink Soft Stone cardstock
  • Versamark ink
  • White embossing powder
  • Embossing buddy and embossing gun
  • Inks:  Fresh Ink Grass; Hero Arts Cantaloupe, Memento Cantaloupe, Brilliance Rocket Red
  • Scrap paper and scissors (to cut a mask for the sentiment) (masked the sentiment and then stamped the flowers)
  • Stampin Up White Perfect Accents
  • A2 white card and Paper Source green envelope 
Masking Tip:  In order to stamp the flowers and leaves right up against the sentiment, trim the mask so that part of the flowers stamps onto the white embossed sentiment.  When done, gently dab the sentiment to remove the ink.

MOOD WHEN DONE = Happy!  

21 comments:

Unknown said...

This is SO pretty, Joan!!

Cindy O said...

Gorgeous card! Love your bright flowers with the crisp gray and white sentiment.

Susan said...

Love this bright cheerful card Joan! I've had that Mama Elephant sentiment set in my cart several times - you may have just pushed me over the edge to buy it. :)

merryf said...

Joan this is gorgeous! It makes me want to go be on a tropical island!

Betty said...

wonderful card, Joan - and love how you did the flowers over the sentiment - but don't get how you removed the ink from the sentiment - i would probably have such a mess - what did you use?

Heather T said...

It is amazing how bright and prominent your white on white sentiment looks. I haven't left white embossing as the star of the show for a long time, I tend to sponge or paint over it. I love the freshness of this card.

Joan B said...

Heather. the sentiment is white embossed over soft stone (pale gray) cardstock. thanks so much for your kind words!

Joan B said...

Betty, I stamped the sentiment on some copy paper and cut out around the words to use as a mask. Then I stamped the flowers. However, I needed some of the flower ink to get on the white embossing (but not the cardstock). So I trimmed it carefully and then, while the ink was still wet (it won't really dry on the embossed letters) I used a dry paper towel and just dabbed the ink off the words. If you use a wet paper towel it will make a mess!! Hope this helps and thanks for the kind comment!!

Laura Norris said...

Wow! This is so striking! Those flowers are beautiful and the sentiment is great embossed in white on that stone card stock. Great tip about how to make the flowers right up to the words. I'll have to try that!

Leslie Miller said...

You make the cutest, brightest, happiest cards! Love this!

Unknown said...

Lovely! The flowers are so vibrant on the white space. Love it!

~amy~ said...

Love this...bunches

Dawn@Petals.Paper.SimpleThymes said...

Just beautiful, Joan! The Graphic Flowers are so striking in the colors you used. ♡

TK said...

Very fun! Love the flowers right up to the curve of the sentiment!

Heather T said...

Aha, that is why it pops so beautifully; I am caught out not reading carefully! I do love coming here to see what you make and read what you write even if it appears I do not read what you write! Thanks for leaving me such lovely comments.

Darnell said...

This card just radiates warmth and cheer, Joan! Thank you for the inspiration and the tip on getting this wonderful look!! Hugs, Darnell

Diane McVey said...

OOOOOOHHHHHHH, I LOVE the white embossing on the soft stone! That is just gorgeous! Your card is so cheery and beautiful, and balanced. I love it. Thank you for the great inspiration!

Julia L. said...

OK can you tell us what brand embossing powder you are using? I have this really old Stampin' Up embossing powder I used recently and it just doesn't look that great when it is heated. It seems to kindof bubble up and doesn't appear even (looks more clumpy). I am thinking perhaps it is just too old. I didn't know embossing powder could get that way but maybe the really old stuff always acted that way and I didn't know any better at the time. Now I expect it to be more even and solid.

Joan B said...

Hi Julia, this white powder is from Paper Source. It isn't perfectly smooth --but pretty smooth. If yours is old, think it is worth replacing. A lot of folks swear by Hero Arts White. I tend to pick up embossing powder when I am at Paper Source (it is near my house) or at my local Stamp store.

Julia L said...

Thanks Joan!

Jackie said...

I just saw that set at my LSs yesterday and couldn't imagine why I needed it. Now I know. Love this - the bright colors and the white embossed sentiment - lovely! Pinning it.