Birthday Wreath Cards

Birthday Wreath Cards

 

Morning! I’ve got a few birthday cards to share with you this morning. I’ve mixed old and new(ish) stamps sets from Altenew and Concord & 9th. I recently did the Spring Card Camp Online Class and these cards are based on Laura Bassen’s session creating cards with wreaths. I used my stamp positioner to make the cards, but, according to Laura, you can do it without.

 

 

My first card is a large 5¾” square card. I cut a piece of white card 5¼” square and lightly drew pencil lines diagonally across the card as well as horizontally and vertically. I positioned the card in the corner of my stamp positioner, lined up a flower stamp, from Hello Sunshine, on the top vertical pencil line and stamped with bright yellow ink. I turned the card and then stamped the light teal image. I repeated this process twice with lilac and red ink. I replaced the card in the stamp positioner with the yellow flower at the top, and then placed the same stamp on the pencil line between the yellow and teal flowers. I stamped with lime green ink and then repeated the process of turning and stamping the image until I had a complete wreath of flowers. I repeated this process and stamped the little extra flowers. I used a water brush to add ink to the centre of each flower. Next, I stamped the birthday greeting – the bold letters in a dark grey and the scripty sentiment in Versafine black ink which I embossed with clear powder. I layered the panel onto a piece of black card and added it to the front of my note card.

 

 

Inside, I added a birthday greeting made up of sentiments from Hello Sunshine and Beautiful Inside. I finished the inside panel by stamping another flower in opposite corners.

 

 

Using the same techniques as outlined above, I made a couple more cards. This first is an A2 side-opening card. It has a more masculine feel than my first card. I used leaf images from Parrot Paradise and Happy Dreams and the greeting, which I stamp in bold black, comes from Floral Sprig.

 

 

Inside, I decorated the white panel with another verse from Beautiful Inside and added another leaf from Parrot Paradise.

 

 

My final card is, I think, the most clean and simple. I used a simple group of stars from Lucky and stamped them around in rainbow colours. I added a bold black birthday greeting in the centre and added the finished panel to a 5¼” square white card.

 

 

Inside, I stamped another birthday verse and added the group of stars to decorate the panel.

 

June is a busy month for birthdays, so I’m pleased to have made a start on my stash. That’s all from me today. See you again next week.

Deborah, x