Birthday & Note Card
Hello and welcome back to another Blog Post! On today’s blog I’d like to share with you these birthday card and floral note/gift card envelope that I’ve coordinated for a birthday gift. Don’t you love to coordinate your cards with their envelopes? Well I do, and I’m glad to finally share with you as this is my second time using this envelope and liner die by The Stamp Market. The first time I used it was as my collaboration for the National Coffee Day for WOW! Embossing Powder Blog by then I only used it as a gift/note card envelope. But this time I decided to step it up by decorating the outside of the envelope. I’ll be listing all the products used for all the examples here down below. So let’s get started!
Floral Bouquet Stamp Set
Petal Patch Stamp & Dies
Envelope Ensemble Dies
Alabaster Ultra Fine Embossing Powder
Assorted Moonshine Sequins
Sparkling Crystal Mix
Gold Embossing Powder
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Watercolor Paint Set
Aqua Shimmer Pen
All of the Floral images for the cards were water colored except for the flowers on the envelope, as those were stamped with the mini ink cubes by Gina K Designs.
So, to begin with I started by gold heat embossing one of the largest floral images from the stamp set on a piece of Canson cold press watercolor paper. Then I water colored the flower with the colors #61, #63 and 64. For the leaves I used #53 and #54. And for contrast I water colored the buds with #33 last but not least I water colored the whole background panel with #40 which is the lightest yellow color from the pallet.( all colors were from the pallet listed above) Once I was done with the water coloring I set it aside to let it dry out. In the meanwhile I scored an A2 size side folding white card base and I white heat embossed in a piece of black cardstock the Happy Birthday sentiments from the Tag’d Stamp Set. By the time I was done with that, the card panel was already dried and ready to go. So I cut it down to a smaller size panel than a regular A2 side panel with the stitched rectangle die, as you can see in the picture. Then I adhered it to the white card base. Last but not least I added shimmer with the Aqua Shimmer Pen, the blue jewels and the little crystals here and there. To finish it up I adhered the backed of the sentiment with foam mounting tape to the card panel.
As this was a gift, I decided to make a coordinated envelope where I could place a gift card. But honestly this alone could be as amazing as a greeting card by itself. As you can see in the picture above how it looks, and even better it does perfectly fit inside of a regular A2 size envelope as it is.
So, for the envelope. I started by die cutting the envelope with the die cutting machine out of one side of the double sided 12X12 paper sheet. Then I used the other side piece that I had leftover for the liner as you can see in the picture above. Although. I love so much this die. I must warn you that, this die does required a bigger size die cutting machine like a (Big Shot Plus) or any other bigger than a standard size die cutting machine out there.
After I die cut the envelope and its liner. I made a small trifold card. So for that, I used a white cardstock piece that measured W 7.75” X H 3.5/8” then I did two score lines. The first was at 2.5/8” and the second was at 5.5/8” once they were marked I reinforced them with the bone folder and I set it aside. Next I cut out from the leftover pieces of the patterned paper a piece that measured W2.3/8” X H 3.3/8” last but not least I cut out of white cardstock a piece that measured W 2.1/8” X H 2.7/8” on which I stamped the images form the Handstamped set.
Woo-Hoo! Here comes the stamping part. And for that I started by stamping the flower, leaves and the buds with the coordinated color inks as I was trying to go for the same color scheme as the Birthday Card. The color for the stamping part that I used were In the Navy, Blue Denim, Wild Dandelion, Lemon Drop, Grass Green, Jelly Bean Green and Sweet Mango.
After the stamping I did the die cutting by using the coordinated dies for the flowers, leaves and buds.
Yay! we made to the end. So for the envelope and note card. I scored all the lines from the envelope and I used double sided scoring tape to adhere the bottom parts of the envelope.Then I adhered the backed of the liner with liquid glue inside of the envelope. Next I adhered the flowers, the leaves and the buds with liquid glue and some with foam mounting tape creating dimension on one of the sides of the envelope trying not to adhere them in the opening area of the envelope, as some of the flowers and leaves were hanging out of the V part of the envelope. Then for the mini trifold card I adhered the backed of the patterned paper to the first fold, and to finish it up I adhered the backed of the stamped piece on top of it.
Last but not least,
Here I’m sharing 2 mores cards that I’ve created out of the same stamp set.
For the first one I gold heat embossed the flower, next I masked flower. And I gold heat embossed the leaves on each side of it . Then I water colored the flower with #34 and #36. And the leaves with #52 and #58. Last but not least I added #61 to the whole background. Once the card panel was dry out, I adhered the backed of it to the a white side folding card base. To finish it up I adhered the sentiment that I had previously gold heat embossed and a few sequins here and there.
For the second card, I stamped the floral image from the stamp set with black ink. And I water colored with the same colors but for this I added a little depth with the color # 37. Also I changed the green to the colors ##55 and #57. Then I water colored the background with the same blue as the previous panel. Once the panel was dry out, I adhered the backed to a white side folding card base and I adhered the sentiment that I had previously white heat embossed in a piece of black cardtock. To finish up I added shimmer to both cards with the Aqua Shimmer Pen and some sequins here and there.
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I am no affiliated or sponsored by any company mentioned here. All products were personally purchased by me. I am creating this blog with the purpose of sharing how I design my cards. The information provided here is base in my own opinion and creativity. I am not an expert and I only share the way that I design my cards. I am sharing the products mentioned here. Because, I Use and Love them.