Stampin’ Up! Ridiculously Quick and Easy Birthday Card

My son turned 12 last week.

Making a card for his birthday wasn’t easy.

He’s not young enough to want cutesy cards and he’s a boy so he doesn’t want frills but he still deserves a great card.  I also always decorate the house and use the same colors for his card so I worked with Granny Apple Green and Pacific Point.

I went with a ridiculously clean and simple card.

My card starts off with Pacific Point cardstock.

I then took a panel of Whisper White cardstock and stamped the circle from the Swirly Frames Stamp Set in Pacific Point ink and the square in Granny Apple Green ink.  I then matted this on Granny Apple Green cardstock.

I stamped the sentiment from the Many Mates Stamp Set in Versamark ink on Granny Apple Green cardstock.  I sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder and heat set it.  I adhered it down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

And there you have it.  Probably the quickest card I’ve ever designed, but he loved it and that’s all that matters.

Enjoy!


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Swirly Bird Sailboat Card – Hand Stamped Sentiments 291

This week’s Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge is an inspirational challenge.

So immediately I thought nautical…
However (and to my shock) I don’t have any nautical stamps!

Although this has since been corrected as I bought the Sea of Textures Bundle yesterday 😉

So I decided to create a watercolor background inspired by the colors and look of the image.  My card starts off with Thick Whisper White cardstock.

I took a panel of Watercolor Paper and used an Aqua Painter to make it very wet.  I then used the Aqua Painter to pick up ink which I squeezed over the paper.  The tinted water naturally pooled and then I dried it using a Heat Tool.  I did one color at a time so this created different shades of each color.

I did this using Night of Navy, Blueberry Bushel, and Pool Party ink.  I ran this through the Big Shot in the Seaside embossing folder and then matted it on Night of Navy cardstock.

I created my sailboat using the Swirly Bird stamp set, which I fussy cut out and adhered using Stampin Dimensionals.  I used Night of Navy, Blueberry Bushel, and Pool Party ink.  Behind the sailboat I adhered some burlap ribbon and then I stamped the sentiment from the Cake Soiree stamp set in Night of Navy.

Enjoy!


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