Replenishing my Birthday Stash

 Replenishing my Birthday Stash

Hello friends! Today's card was inspired by the Hand Stamps Sentiments Color Challenge #378, Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #420 (die cuts and/or stencils) as well as Happy Little Stampers' Anything Goes with Dies December Challenge as well as their December Stencil Challenge. It is time to replenish the birthday card stash as it is dangerously low!



Supplies used:

I focused first on the card's background. I bought the Simon Says Stamp's White A2 Card Fronts by accident, but I am glad that I bought them. It has been nice to try these as they are cut and make my card making process a little faster and easier. I used the Mod Layering Leaves bottom stencil to ink blend Applemint Gina K ink over the whole card front. Then I used the top stencil layer to add Terre Verte Stencil Butter from The Crafter's Workshop over the panel. I was impatient, so used my embossing tool to dry the stencil butter faster. I used some gold watercolor from the Starry Colors set to add splatters across the card front. I then set this card front aside.

I then spent some quality time with my die cutting machine and cut out the sentiment (Simon Says Stamp's Happy Birthday die) 3 times, and just the buds of the floral die (SSS's Etched Flower Buds) with some translucent Yupo paper that had previously been colored with some pink/purple gold foil waste. I also cut the stems of the floral die with a more of the translucent Yupo that had been previously colored with dark green alcohol ink and green waste foil. I also die cut the whole floral die an additional 2 times with smooth white cardstock. Finally, I used the largest die from the Stylish Rectangle Trio die set to cut out an additional piece of translucent Yupo paper colored with light green alcohol ink and a piece of green glitter cardstock. I then glued various layers together--the 3 layers of the sentiment (the bottom two layers were cut out of scrap cardstock) as well as the layers of the flower. After looking at the flower, I decided that I wasn't thrilled with the alcohol ink and so die cut the buds twice more with some smooth white cardstock. I glued both layers of cardstock together and then after they dried I used my Zig markers to blend the purple and dark pink colors together and then adding them over the existing alcohol inked buds so that you can see both layers. 

Then I started gluing. I glued the Etched Flower Buds on the left side of the card front, followed by both layers of the large Stylish Rectangle Trio (light green Yupo paper and green glitter cardstock). After they had set for a while, I glued the sentiment onto the card as well. Sequins from Catherine Pooler's Blackfoot River mix were then added to the card. I inked the edges of the card front with Catherine Pooler's Spruce ink. Gold watercolor from my Gansai Tambi watercolor set was splattered across the card front and then the whole thing was glued onto a top-folding A2-sized card base.

Thanks for reading! 



  1. A gorgeous card Anna! I like the dimension you gave the flowers with all the layers! This is a work of art and the person you send it to will be so lucky to get it. (I also need to replenish my birthday card stash, thank you for reminding me!) Thanks so much for joining us at HSS!

  2. Wow, Anna, what gorgeous textures! Beautiful and artful stenciling, and a fun take on our colors! Thanks so much for playing at HSS!

  3. A nice use of our colours for your lovely card - thanks for sharing with us at HSS this week.

  4. Beautiful! I love that you took these very elegant holiday colours and made them into a fun bday card. Thanks for joining us at HSS.

  5. I just won some of that terre verte stencil butter (along with another colour) in a virtual retreat draw. It sounds like it takes a while to set? I must try it out...
    Loved your card!
    Thanks for sharing with happy little stampers!


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