Even during the Christmas season, you’ll need other cards to let your friends know you are thinking about them for their birthday or another special event. This card is cased from the Field Flowers sample in the Stampin’ Up! 2012 Catalog page 137.
I used the sentiment that comes with the set, but you could easily make this a happy birthday or thank you card by changing the sentiment, or stamping or writing the appropriate message inside. I just love the Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Early Espresso colors on this card. It’s bright and cheery which is much needed during the dreary winter months.
The flowers and stems are separate stamps so it is easy to use two different colors. To get the darker and lighter flower, I stamped the darker one first and then stamped the lighter one without reinking the stamp. To create two different colors on the sentiment stamp, first inked it with Regal Rose and then colored ‘happiest’ with an Early Espresso marker.
Here are a couple of videos that show the markering-your-stamps technique. This first one features a technique called omitting: Stampin’ Up! Perfect Punches Congratulations Card. And the second shows coloring in the whole stamp: Stampin’ Up! Embellished Events Birthday.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU! Are you wondering what to get with your birthday money? Go shopping at the Stampin’ Up! Clearence Rack today!
Enjoy! Juliewood-#122760 clear-#122762 Ink: Regal Rose #126947, Certainly Celery #126958, Early Espresso marker #119680 Paper: Regal Rose cardstock #105130, Certainly Celery cardstock #105125, Early Espresso cardstock #119686, Whisper White cardstock #100730 Extras: Scallop Trim Border Punch #118402, Bakers Twine #124262, Vintage Faceted Designer Button #127555, Glue Dots #103683