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You've Got This Handmade Birthday Card & Envelope

You've Got This Handmade Card

Hello Friends,

Today's one layer card is simply beautiful and easy to make.  Send a ray of sunshine with this handmade card that marries two popular stamping techniques-Heat Embossing and watercoloring.

For my card base, I used a 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" piece of Shimmery White Card Stock scored at 4-1/4".  Love that you can watercolor on the Shimmery White Card Stock and that it shimmers.  Next, I stamped my flower from the You've Got This Stamp set  with Whisper White Craft Ink to frame my birthday wish and  I heat embossed it with White Emboss Powder.  This makes a lovely soft, white outline for coloring.

Watercolored Flower with bling

Next, I washed Daffodil Delight and Old Olive ink inside the outline with my Aqua Painter.  Hint:  Take care to color multiple shades of color.  Did you notice the fabulous bling?  After my flower was dry, I painted over my flowers one last time with my Clear Wink of Stella Brush.  Wow!


Handmade Card Tip

Here's another tip.  Add a pop of interest to you one layer card with panels of color on the inside.  As an added bonus, the interior card stock works to restore shape to a watercolored and/or heat embossed card.

I carried the white embossing over into the inside of my card and to my handmade envelope which I made with the Envelope Punch Board.  My Birthday Stamps are from the Better Together Stamp Set.  

  You've Got This Stampin' Up!

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Have a fabulous day,


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Lift Me Up Hot Air Balloon Card

Lift Me Up Hot Air Balloon Card

 Hello Friends,

I love Hot Air Balloons.  They remind me of lazy days and adventure.  That's why I love the happy blend of images and sentiments that make the Lift Me Up stamp set the perfect pick-me-up kind of stamp set.

Lift Me Up

 For a textured billowy look, I embossed a my background with the Hexagons Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and sponged Pool Party and Perfect Plum across the textured background.  Then I stamped the Lift your spirits sentiment and cut it with a Stitched Shapes Oval Die.   


Splitcoast Stampers Color Challenge Guest Designer 
Welcome to Week 3.   I was invited to be a Guest Designer for the Splitcoast Stampers Color Challenge for the month of February.  This week's Color Challenge is Pool Party, Island Indigo and Perfect Plum.  The dessert was Make It Golden.  For the Make It Golden part of the challenge, I heat embossed a Gold Hot Air Balloon.   See all the color challenge entries at Spliltcoast Stampers.  Click on Color Challenges.  

Wink of Stella

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Have a fabulous day,


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Balloon Adventures Pop-Up Card

Balloon AdventuresHello Friends,

Handmade Cards are extra special.  But handmade Pop-Up Cards are even more spectacular, and with just a touch of glimmer...Ooh, LaLa!  Today's Pop-Up Card was made with the Balloon Adventures Bundle and just a bit of Sweet Sugarplum glimmer paper.  And believe it or not, the supply list for making this fantastic  birthday card is quite small.

Pop-Up Birthday Card


What says Happy Birthday better than balloons.  See the video below for lots of Tips and Tricks for making creative cards, tags and gift packaging with the Balloon Adventures Bundle. 

 Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies offer a huge array of options for making Birthday Projects.


Glimmer Paper

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Have a fabulous day,


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