Happy Monday everyone! Today I have a cute set of birthday cards to share. If you’re like me, you are always in need of a fun birthday card. It seems like every couple weeks I’m sending a card out to a loved one. So this week I’ve used Avery Elle’s Sea-Prise Stamp Set to help refill my birthday card stash. Here’s two examples of how I used these stamps:
I first started off with 6 panels of watercolor paper, cut to 4.5×6. On my craft mat, I smooshed down hues of blues to make ocean water, using Mermaid Lagoon and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide inks, as well as Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers. I sprayed the ink with a little bit of water, then started smooshing my paper into the ink. (For this procedure, I highly recommend wearing gloves so you don’t dye your fingers blue like I did… oops!)
I did this several times for each panel until I got the color and texture that I liked. I set the papers aside to thoroughly dry, and started stamping the sea characters. I colored the shark and blowfish with Copic Markers, and cut them out. I stamped enough to make 6 cards. After my watercolor papers were dry, I started cutting out waves using Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Wave Borders Die Set. I started die-cutting from the bottom up, paper-piecing different colors together.
I was able to make four 4.25×5.5 panels. I trimmed them down, then die cut a circle for each card. I adhered the first cardfront onto an A2 size top-folding card base, stamped the sentiment in the window, and attached the puffer fish to the card front with Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares. I then applied drops of Nuvo Morning Dew Crystal Drops.
For the second card example, I made a horizontal card with the shark. I added a piece of Nuvo Glitter Cardstock behind the circle window. I popped up the panel with foam tape, and had the shark peaking out of the window, and added the cardfront to the cardbase. for the birthday greeting, I stamped the sentiment onto black cardstock with Nuvo Embossing Ink, and heat embossed with Hero Arts white embossing powder. I added foam squares to the back, and attached the sentiment under the shark. I finished the cardfront off with Nuvo Morning Dew Crystal Drops.
With left over scraps, I was able to make a couple more cards:
For this card, I used Lawn Fawn’s Fancy Folded Banners Die for the sentiment, and Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Square Frame for the shark frame.
for this card, I used Avery Elle’s Circle Frames Die to cut out the shaker windows. I used Pretty Pink Posh clear confetti in the shaker windows.
I think these birthday cards are so adorable. I did put in a bit of time and labor, but the end result was well worth it. Let me know what you think!
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Avery Elle Sea-Prise Stamp Set
Lawn Fawn Stitched Wave Borders Die Set
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Mermaid Lagoon
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Cracked Pistachio
Nuvo Morning Dew Crystal Drops
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares
Lawn Fawn Glue Tube
Nuvo Clear Mark Embossing Pad
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder