Blue Birthday Flowers

Blue Birthday Flowers

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This CAS card features stamps from the “Spring Flowers” set from Simon Says Stamp.

I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with Copic Markers (B91, B95, B97, G82, G94, and G99).

The greeting was heat embossed in white and was cut with the “Word Window Label” punch from Stampin’ Up (retired).

Over at The Paper Players, they are celebrating their 500th challenge! It is CAS, and it’s theme week – CELEBRATE where we are encouraged to celebrate any occasion or anyone (birthday, Christmas, anniversary, wedding, bar/bat mitzvah, friendship….).

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Eucalyptus Wreath Joy Fold Card

Eucalyptus Wreath Joy Fold Card

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(inside: wishing you all the best today and throughout the coming year)

This gorgeous wreath stamp is from the “Greenery Invites” set from Art Impressions.  The die set used to make this Joy Fold card base is the “Angel Side Circle Card Die” from Creek Bank Creations (D1952).

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Creek Bank Creations also makes a “Card Stand Die” for cards that either do not stand up on their own or look kind of funky when displayed.  The die cut stand folds flat and fits in the envelope with the card – how cute is that?!

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I stamped and water colored the image with Tombow Duel Brush Pens (Hunter Green #249, Dark Jade #177, and True Blue #526).  I used these same markers to “smoosh: my side strip panel.

The greeting is from the “Tiny Words” set from Simon Says Stamp and was stamped with Gina K Designs In the Navy ink.  It was then cut out with the Stampin’ Up “Word Window” punch (retired).

I did not properly center my wreath image on the stitched circle that is included with the Angel Side Circle set, so I re-cut it out with a die from the Spellbinders Standard Circles (sm) set and mounted that panel on another stitched circle die cut.  I like the extra layer so it was a happy mistake!

The sentiment on the inside is from the “Happy Birthday to You” set from Gina K Designs.  The stitched panel on the left side of the card and on the inside is also included with the card base set.  Everything else was cut with my paper trimmer.

A quick note – the card base die is 9 1/2 inches long; the sizzix extended platform and cutting plates are recommended.

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CAS Bird and Berries

CAS Bird and Berries

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(inside: wishing you a wonderful birthday)

This CAS card features stamps from the Stampin’ Up “Sweet Summer” set (retired) and a greeting stamp from Gina K Designs (unknown set).

The images were stamped with GKD Jet Black Amalgam Ink and colored with Copic Markers (E13, BG70, and BG72).

The background panel was embossed with a Stampin’ Up “Stripes” embossing folder (retired).  Papertrey Ink “Ocean Tides” card stock was used for the mat.

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More Monoprinting – Birthday Daisies

More Monoprinting – Birthday Daisies

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Recently, I shared some cards I made using a monoprinting technique I learned from a class in the online Spring Card Camp 2 course.  This card was done the same way, but the stamp used here was a large background stamp with less “solid” images than on the stamp I used before.  (I don’t want to give too much of the technique/lesson away as the lesson is exclusive to the class and enrollment in the course is required,  but I briefly described what I did in my recent post.)

As mentioned before, you can get several panels from the “same” ink on the gel plate and stamp.

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The background stamp is the “Rose Lace Background Stamp” from Gina K Designs.  Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, and Faded Jeans Distress Oxide inks were applied with a brayer to the plate.

The die cuts used were “Delightful Daisy” by Poppy Stamps and “Mini Expressions – Happy Birthday” by Creative Expressions.  These were each cut three times, stacked, and glued together to make them thicker so they’d stand out better.

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Birthday Banners

Birthday Banners

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(inside: enjoy your day)

I’m always on the lookout for greetings with fun fonts – especially if that is to be the focus of the card, and the stamps in the “Sassy Salutations” set from Stampin’ Up (retired) fit the bill!

I stamped the greeting with Versafine Onyx Black ink and paired this panel with some black card stock and some colorful patterned paper from the “Cupcakes & Carousels” paper pad (also SU).  The solid background panel is from a Momenta pad (Lot 0005508).

I cut my fishtail banners with the Stampin’ Up Banner Triple Punch, added a few strips from scraps that were sitting on my desk, and my card was complete!

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