For the background on the card front, I used a Balmy Blue Ink and a Water Painter to color the paper as shown. I tapped the Water Painter to make the splatter. Let it dry.
I adhered the Designer Series Paper to the Balmy Blue mat. I tied a knot around the card front using Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon. I adhered the watercolor paper to the card front at an angle. I then adhered the flamingo to the watercolor paper using Fine Tip Glue.
I used the Flamingo Dies to cut the vines, flamingo and wing out of the Basic Black Card Stock. I tore the edge of the Basic Black piece as shown. I also tore the edge of the Pumpkin Pie Card Stock. I then cut a circle out of the Daffodil Delight Card Stock using the Layered Circle Dies.
For the background on the card front, I adhered the Pumpkin Pie piece to the card front using the Basic Black piece as a guide. If you leave a little bit of white showing it will look like the refection of the sunset on the water. DO NOT ADHERE THE BASIC BLACK PIECE NOW!
I adhered the Basic Black piece to the bottom of the card. I adhered the Daffodil Delight Circle to the card front. I adhered the flamingo using Fine Tip Glue on top of the sun. I then adhered the vines around the flamingo using Fine Tip Glue.
Using Mini Dimensionals, I adhered the wing to the flamingo. To finish the card, I adhered the entire assembly to the Thick Basic White card base.
Tips and Tricks: Using Blending Brushes has a learning curve. After you pick up the ink from the ink pad, brush the brush on a scrap piece of paper for a better blending. You can start of the paper and blend toward the center of the card front.
I adhered the Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper to the to the Bumblebee Card Stock. I then adhered the entire assembly to the card front. I then adhered the Basic White strip to the card front. I adhered the flamingo to the card front using Mini Dimensionals.
I adhered the liner to the inside of the card. Don’t forget to stamp the envelope!
Tips and Tricks: Dimensionals can be cut with scissors to fit under small areas of the flamingo.
I stamped the chicken and 2 balloons (including the strings) using Memento Black Ink and cut them out using the Hey Birthday Chick Dies, I stamped the sentiments on the piece of Basic White Card Stock.
I used the card front as a guide to adhere the Designer Series Paper to the card where the circle was cut out.
I adhered the card front to the card base using Dimensionals. I cut the balloon string in the middle. I then adhered the chicken on the designer series paper so that the balloon string is just under the edge of the circle. I adhered the balloon so that the string lines up with the other cut end on the card front.
I used a black pen to draw around the circle as shown. I added 3 Elegant Faceted Gems to the card front. Don’t forget to to stamp the envelope!
Tips and Tricks: Any plaid, polka dot or striped paper can be used, just coordinate the balloon color with the paper.
I cut out 4 squares for Basic White Card Stock using the Layering Squares Dies. I cut out 4 scalloped edge squares from the Bermuda Bay Card Stock using the Layering Squares Dies.
I stamped 4 chickens as shown on the 4 Basic White Squares, I highlighted the chickens with a Pool Party Stampin’ Blends Marker. I adhered them to the scalloped squares.
For the sentiment, I stamped the “Happy Birthday” from the Sweet Ice Cream Stamp Set on the strip of Basic White Card Stock using Bermuda Bay Ink. I adhered it to the piece of Bermuda Bay Card Stock
I adhered the 4 squares approximately 1/4 inch from each corner using Dimensionals. I then adhered the sentiment assembly to the card front centering it between the squares. I stamped the card liner and adhered it to the inside of the card. Don’t forget to stamp the envelope!
Tips and Tricks: Any color scheme can be used with this card design.
I randomly adhered the Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper strips to the card front.
I adhered the chicken to the card front using Mini Dimensionals. I adhered the card front to the Daffodil Delight mat.
For the final assembly, I adhered the card front to the Granny Apple Green Card base. I added 3 Champagne Rhinestones to the card front. I stamped the card liner with a chicken and colored it to match the front of the card and adhered it to the inside of the card. Don’t forget to stamp the envelope!
Tips and Tricks: If you have the Ombre Designer Series Paper from Sale-a-bration, it can be substituted for the Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper.
Out of the larger piece of designer series paper, I cut the hydrangea flower from the center using the Hydrangea Dies.
From the center of the large piece of Gorgeous Grape card stock I cut the solid hydrangea flower. Only the top is needed so it can be partially cut and snipped with scissors. I rounded the cut end to blend in with the shape (not shown)
I cut the detailed leaves and the solid leaves out of Old Olive Card Stock. The rest of the shape is not needed so you do not have to cut it out. I glued them together using Fine Tip Glue.
I used 3 Mini-Dimensionals to adhered the hydrangea flower to the Gorgeous Grape flower.
I tied a piece of white baker’s twine around the stem with a bow. I left the tails very long!
I adhered the smaller piece of Designer Series Paper to the smaller piece of Gorgeous Grape Card Stock. I then adhered the stem and flower assemblies to the paper. I stamped the tag using Gorgeous Grape Ink and cut it out using the Hydrangea Dies. I tied the tag to one end of the baker’s twine and adhered it to the card using a Dimensional. I tied a single knot in both ends of the twine to keep it from unraveling.
For the final assembly, I adhered the larger piece of Designer Series Paper to the Gorgeous Grape Card stock. I adhered the card front to these mats. I then adhered the whole assembly to the Highland Heather card body. I adhered the Basic White liner to the inside of the card and stamped the envelope.
I used dimensionals to adhere the card front to the Rococo Rose card. I added Pastel Pearls to the card front. Don’t forget to stamp your envelope!
Tips and Tricks: You can use the above technique to emboss in any color ink. If you do not have a Stamparatus, ink the stamp with Versamark and then the ink color and then stamp the paper with it. Use clear embossing powder to show off the colored ink!