Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Mom's Birthday Card

This is the card that I created for my Mom for her birthday. She absolutely loves yellow, so I used a combination of Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, and lots of glitter! Take a look:

 Stamps: Delicate Doilies, Create A Cupcake
Cardstock: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Shimmery White
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Versamark
Accessories: Modern Label Punch, Large Lace Border Punch, Heat and Stick Powder, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Heat Gun, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch, Two-Way Glue Pen.

The card base is Whisper White cardstock cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼”. Another piece of Whisper White was cut at 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”. The two large doilies from Delicate Doilies were stamped all over the smaller piece of Whisper White cardstock in Versamark ink. Heat and Stick powder was poured over the stamped images and the powder was heated with the heat gun. Once sticky, Dazzling Diamonds glitter was poured over the images, excess was removed, and the heat gun was used again quickly just to set the glitter in the heat and stick powder. Iridescent Ice Embossing powder would have also given you the glittery images without having to use the heat and stick powder, but I was out so I used Heat and Stick powder with Dazzling Diamonds glitter instead. Either one would work though.

This now super glittery piece of cardstock was adhered to a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock and was adhered to the card front. The Large Lace Border Punch was used on a piece of Shimmery White cardstock. The lace was trimmed to the length of the card and set aside. Next I used the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer punch and punched out five flowers using the middle setting. I then used paper snips to trim off the scallops and glued the “circles” behind the lace using a Two-Way Glue Pen. I’m sure that there is a circle punch that would cut these the size I needed, but I don’t have all of the circle punches….yet. The lace trim was adhered to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The greeting from Create A Cupcake was stamped in Daffodil Delight ink on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock and then was punched out with the Modern Label punch. Two more modern labels were punched from scraps of Daffodil Delight cardstock. One label was cut length-wise and what was left of the center scallop in the side was trimmed off. These were adhered behind the greeting label at the top and bottom. The second Modern label was cut in half width-wise and adhered behind the Whisper White label. This creates a Daffodil Delight mat all the way around the greeting label. The label was adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Although it sounds difficult and time consuming it only took me about 10 minutes to create this card. Even with the embossing! I really like the lace with the colors behind the openings. I am going to have to get the correct punch to make this easier to do.

I hope you give this easy card a try! Thanks for stopping by!