Birthday card.

It’s hard to make someone’s birthday card if you’ve been giving her handmade cards for more than 40 years. Today I made a card using Zig markers and embossing powder, something I didn’t use earlier for one of her cards. It’s easy and not time consuming, just what I needed.

I started by stamping my Asters to a piece of copy paper in the size I wanted to make my panel. By using the copy paper I can see where I want to place my stamps, which one I have to mask and most important if what I have in mind is looking good on paper.
When I was satisfied with the test panel, I stamped my flowers on some masking paper and cut them out with my scissors.

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I used a piece of coloured cardstock for my panel, it is not something I use often but because I wanted to heat emboss the stamp with white I thought it would be nice. I used my TH stamping tool and the copy paper as guide to stamp the flowers on the place I wanted them using VersaMark ink. I didn’t stamp one of the partial flowers on the right side, as you can see on the finished card
I stamped and heat embossed the flowers one by one, letting them cool down before I stamped the next one. After the flowers I also stamped some leaves. I stamped them behind the flower on the upper right side and the one on the left,  using my masks.
When everything was cold I used my Zig marker Violet on the leaves with a hint of English Lavender.
For the flowers I used the English Lavender and a little bit of Lilac. After drying I put some extra English Lavender in the shadow areas. You can only build the colour when the first layer is dry, if the ink isn’t dry it will blend in with the first layer.

I put the panel aside and cut my white base card in to the right size and went looking for the sentiment I wanted to stamp. I used a Marianne Design sentiment,  it says congratulations in Dutch.
I stamped this with VersaMark on a piece of white cardstock, the same as my base card.
I used purple embossing powder to match with the panel colours.

I glued the panel directly on to my base card while I used for the sentiment strip, 0.5 mm. foam tape.
To finish the card I used some Marianne Design pearl butterflies ( that’s how they are cold but I think their dragonflies) and some matching open circles out of a shaker collection from Lucy’s cards.
And this is what the finished birthday card looks like.

The used materials are under the image and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.

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Used Materials

Papicolor Original Cardstock White for the basecard
Papicolor Original Cardstock Lilac for the panel
Masking paper
Altenew Layered Stamp set Aster
VersaMark ink
Tim Holtz Stamping Tool
Ranger Fine Detail Embossing powder White
MBoss Embossing Powder Purple
Zig CCRB markers 803 English Lavender, 083 Lila and 080 Violet
Marianne Design Clear Stamp set CS0987 Felicitaties
Marianne Design Embellishments CA3116 Butterflies
Little Things From Lucy’s Cards Shaker collection Frozen

 

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Traditional Colours.

I am still suffering from health problems that makes me with less energy than I wanted, so very simple cards to make are so welcome because I am far behind making my Christmas cards.
I started by die cutting and embossing the Marianne Design Circle XL Die, cut including the middle part.
I used the Perlen Pen to make on the raster little pearl drops. This is the only thing time consuming because of all the little drops you have to make and the drying time for the pearls. The drying time takes several hours minimum, depending on how large you make your pearls.
A base card from Metallic Dark Green Cardstock, a gorgeous design paper on top and on top of that the white metallic die cut.
Then I die cut the Reindeer Ornament once out of metallic cardstock and 3 times out of normal white cardstock. I glued the 4 die cuts on top of each other, paying attention to that the one out of metallic cardstock was on top.
I die cutted a label and put the text sticker on top of it, the text says Happy Holidays in Dutch.
To finish I adhered the label with 0.5 mm. foam tape and glued some little star  on to my card.
You can find the use materials under the images.
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Used Materials
Joy Crafts Metallic Cardstock Dark Green
Docrafts Papermania Paperpad First Noel
Marianne Desig Die LR0445 Anja’s Circle XL
Viva Perlen Pen 901 Gold
FindIt Trading Die ADD10069 Reindeer Ornament
Marianne Design Die  LR0241 Creatable Anja’s Labels
Starform Text Sticker 266
Little Things from Lucy’s Cards – Traditional Christmas Sparkly Shaker Selection (stars)