White on white birthday

Today’s card is a birthday card, yes, I do create a lot of birthday cards.  Today’s card is for my co-worker.  Since she is a ‘she’ I reveled in the chance to bring out the feminine. A nice change of pace when I have so many males in my life now.  And, even though it is after Labor Day, I still went with white.


About this card
1.  I love texture in a project and while I started out thinking this would be a single layer card using a masking technique (which I did use by the way), I found it just felt like it was missing something.  Yup, texture.  I used the new Pretty Print Textured Impressions Embossing Folder from the Holiday Catalogue.  And while I stressed out a bit about using a text like emboss running the opposite direction from the layout of the card, I soon just got my self over it and let it be.

2. I did use a masking technique to create the flower sweeps, thinking that I would stamp Happy Birthday in between the top and the bottom.  It worked great until the Happy Birthday from Bring on the Cake, stamped perfectly, then smeared.  Ergh.  I wasn’t in the mood to recreate my flower sweeps so I did what all crafters do in times like these.  I improvised.

3.  Can I just tell you that I love my marvelous markers.  I have them in every color and use then all the time.  For today’s card I colored the stamp from Thoughts & Prayers with Rose red for the flowers, with a dot of Daffodil Delight in the center.  Then I used Always Artichoke on the stems and pear pizzaz on the leaves.


4.  Don’t forget the inside.  I used the Spoil yourself today stamp, also from Bring on the Cake on a Decorative Label punch with a stamped off version of the flowers from the front to adorn the inside of the card.


Hope you liked today’s card.  I love to hear your comments.


What I used
Stamps: Bring on the Cake, Thoughts and Prayers, Ink: Rose Red, Daffodil Delight, Always Artichoke, Pear Pizzaz, Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo,  Accessories: Pretty Print Embossing Folders, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Dimensionals 

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About Lynn

Thanks for visiting my Site. My name is Lynn Kolcun and I'm a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I love being creative with paper and ink, learning new techniques and sharing my craft with you.

One Comment

  1. Lynn, This is absolutely stunning. I struggle with white/white, but you did it very nicely. I feel inspired to give it another try. Congrats on ANOTHER Pals Paper Arts win this week!

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