Sunday, 27 March 2016

Happy Birthday to Ewe!

Hi there! This card was a bit of an experiment in adding texture and dimension (for me anyway). I started off by painting a simple background on watercolour paper using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. I then stamped one of the cute sheep from Lawn Fawn's Baah Humbug set on watercolour paper and used Distress Inks to paint her in. I also die cut two grassy borders using Lawn Fawn's Grassy Borders Die and coloured them in using a foam blending tool and two colours of Distress Ink: Mowed Lawn and Peeled Paint (for depth and shadow).

Happy Birthday to Ewe

Next, I white heat embossed a birthday sentiment from Avery Elle's Cake & Candles stamp set on the shorter of the two grassy borders. I also die cut several balloon shapes from patterned paper. (Oh, how I love the heart-shaped balloon!) To put the card together, I adhered the two grassy borders using tape runner, and tucked the ewe in between the two layers. I arranged the balloons above the ewe and adhered them using foam tape. Instead of drawing in the balloon strings, which would have looked odd since the ewe was not mounted with foam tape, I used Lawn Fawn's sky cord. I cut lengths of the cord and used Ranger's Multi Medium Matte to glue the them down to give the appearance that the ewe is holding the strings. I really like the texture this gave the card. I finished the card off with a scattering of sequins.

Happy Birthday to Ewe - Detail


  • Lawn Fawn Baah Humbug stamp set
  • Distress Inks: Tumbled Glass, Black Soot, Antique Linen, Dried Marigold, Worn Lipstick, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint
  • Lawn Fawn Dies: Grassy Border, Large Stitched Rectangles
  • Avery Elle Cake & Candles stamp set
  • Ranger Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Paper Smooches Balloons Wise Dies
  • Patterned paper
  • Card Stock: Fabriano 90 lb watercolour
  • Lawn Fawn Lawn Trimmings in Sky
  • Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins (4mm and 6mm)

Friday, 25 March 2016

Fresh Cut Florals Birthday!

Hi everyone! I was late on the WPlus9 Fresh Cut Florals bandwagon, so when I first realized that this glorious stamp set existed, it was sold out. Of course. So I waited, and waited, and finally got my hands on it. And More Fresh Cuts. And Fresh Cut Containers. I may be obsessed.

Fresh Cut Florals Birthday

To make this birthday card, I started off by die cutting some of the floral and foliage shapes from Fresh Cut Florals and More Fresh Cuts. I used a variety of dye inks (colours listed below) to stamp out the flower, berry and leaf layers. I chose to limit the number of colours for a more cohesive design. Next, I die cut the largest postage stamp shape from the Spellbinders Nestabilities Postage Stamps die set and gold heat embossed the "happy birthday" sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Big Scripty Greetings stamp set. I arranged the flowers, leaves and berries around the sentiment and interspersed a few sequins among the flowers. Finally, I adhered the panel to a coordinating piece of lavender paper and to a square card base.

Fresh Cut Florals Birthday


  • WPlus9 Stamp Sets: Fresh Cut Florals, More Fresh Cuts
  • Dye Inks (berries and blue flower): Hero Arts Soft Pool, Hero Arts Navy, Hero Arts Cup O'Joe, Memento New Sprout, Hero Arts Green Hills
  • Dye Inks (purple flowers): Lawn Fawn Fresh Lavender, Simon Says Stamp Hot Mamma, Memento Elderberry, Memento New Sprout, Hero Arts Green Hills
  • Dye Inks (yellow flowers): Memento Dandelion, Hero Arts Butter Bar, Hero Arts Orange Soda, Hero Arts Cup O'Joe, Memento Pear Tart, Simon Says Stamp Green Leaf
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities Postage Stamps Dies
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Scripty Greetings
  • Card Stock: Bazzill Basics, Neenah Solar White
  • Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder
  • Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins (4mm and 6mm)