Coming up Roses – birthday card!

Alright, so you always need birthday cards because quite frankly there’s always a birthday right around the corner. I made this card, using a stamp set I’ve been DYING to use and thought it was perfect for a family member’s birthday. After seeing the finished product I’ll definitely be revisiting this for Mother’s Day and potentially making a lovely card set out of this as well. 

I started off by prepping an A2 sized panel of Neenah Solar White Cardstock as I was planning to heat emboss on this card. 

I grabbed My Favorite Thing’s All Roses Background Stamp and I used a MISTI for this card as I wanted to make sure I could get a great impression of this stamp as it’s quite large. Make sure to remove the sponge insert out of your MISTI when using Red Rubber stamps as they usually already have foam attached. I placed my panel in the MISTI using a bit of removable tape runner on the back to keep it from shifting, then lined up my background stamp and close the door to pick it up.

I inked up the stamp using Versamark Ink (any watermark ink will work for this). 

Then I used Brutus Monroe’s Gilded embosssing powder and my WOW Dual speed Heat tool to heat emboss the panel. BOOM….A panel of gold embossed roses….LOVE!

Then I used my Pickett Fences Life Changing Blender brushes and Altenew’s Crisp Dye Ink in Soft Lilac, Lavender Fields and Deep Iris to create a blended panel. I started off with Soft Lilac on the bottom, then moved to Lavender Fields in the middle and then Deep Iris on the top portion of the panel. I made sure to go back down in reverse order to help the colours blend smoothly.

Then I grabbed a large circle punch and punched out a circle of Vellum, then head embossed “Happy Birthday” from, Altenew’s Birthday Builder stamp set, and Brutus Monroe’s Gilded Embossing Powder on the vellum. Then I used a bit of clear adhesive behind the embossed words and adhered it down to the blended panel.

I trimmed down the panel to approximately 5.25×4 inches and adhered it to an A2 sized card base of Neenah Solar White cardstock.

Then I inked up the All Roses background stamp again, but this time I used Altenew’s Enchanted Gold Pigment ink and stamped it down on the flap of a coordinating envelope. I used the gold ink of the envelope to better match the gold heat embossing on the card. 

I really love the way the gold pigment ink turned out and maybe i’ll try that on a card soon for a slightly different look. Either way, this card is complete!


My Favorite Things’ Roses All Over Stamp set

– Altenew’s Birthday Builder Stamp Set


– Altenew Crisp Dye Inks – Soft Lilac, Lavender Fields, Deep Iris

– Tsukineko’s Versamark Ink

Altenew Enchanted Gold Pigment Ink

Other Supplies:

– Neenah Solar White cardstock

– Brutus Monroe’s Gilded Embossing Powder

— Simon Says Stamp’s Vellum

– Ranger’s Glossy Accents

– Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue

– Ranger Multi Medium Matte

– Craft Foam


– Krystal Katana Jewel Picker

– My Sweet Petunia’s MISTI Stamping Tool

– Tim Holtz Mini Comfort Trimmer

– Simon Says Stamp’s Acrylic Blocks- Simon Says Stamp’s Grid Transparency

– The Stamp Market Blending Brushes

– Picket Fences Life Changing Blender Brushes

– Anti Static Bag


Birthday Card – I think i saved it….

So… Making Birthday Cards to fill an order and got stuck! Struggled overnight to try to fix it. Ended up simplifying it and card #1 below was born. Card #2 is my first successful attempt at a hand stamped floral background.


– My Favorite Things’ ‘Happy Birthday Blend’ stamp set (CS-371)

– Little Things From Lucy Cards’ ‘Chunky Bridal’

– Little Things From Lucy Cards’ ‘Iced Sherbet’

-Simon Says Stamp’s Dye inks

-Simon Says Stamp’s ‘Wonky Rectangles’

– Nuvo’s Shimmer Pen


– Stampin Up’s ‘Painted Seasons’ stamp set

– Stampin Up’s ‘Blow Out the Candles’ stamp set

– Studio Katia’s ‘Silver Foil Confetti’ (SK2705)

– Nuvo’s ‘White Blizzard’ Glitter Drops

– Simon Says Stamp’s Dye inks

Card Challenge: Paper Craft Crew (PCC328)

Here is yet another challenge.

Paper Craft Crew Challenge #328 : Simple Stamping (PCC328)

Here is the sketch:

#pcc328 #simplestamping

Here is my submission using MFT’s Color Drops stamp set (CS-207), Joy Clair’s ‘Hello Sentiments’ stamp set (JC-02110), Ranger liquid pearls, Nuvo Shimmer pen, Simon says stamp dye ink and some embelishments:

#simonsaysstampink #pcc328 #simplestamping

Card Sketch Challenge: FMS377

I opted to give the Freshly Made Sketches Card Sketch Challenge a try this week.

Sketch (FMS377) :

My Submission, using MFT’s Wildflowers Stamp Set (CS-331), Joy Claire’s Hello Sentiments stamp set (CLR-02110), Simon Says Stamp’s Dye inks (SSS), Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Pen, Memory Box’s Dot Grid stencil and some embelishments.

MFT Card Challenge

Yes.. Clearly I’m obsessed with card Challenges right now! But they force me to think outside the box which is awesome. Do they always turn ou the way I want them to? Nope! However, they do allow me to. Try out more things than I normally would and helps me to find things I like and even love.

I decided to try the My Favorite Things (MFT) Sketch Challenge this week.

I love the polka dots and I love the flowers but if I were to do it again I would just have larger polka dots on the bottom half – which was my original design but it felt too plain so I changed it up. Need to start trusting my instincts more.

MFT Sketch Challenge #426:

My entry, using MFT’s Color Drops stamp set (CS-207), MFT’s Wildflowers stamp set (CS-331) and Avery Ellen’s Sentimental stamp set (ST-16-01):