A Bright Birthday Wish

Good morning!

Today I have another beauty inspired by the Stretch Your Dies class.  Towards the end of class we  focused on using  mini dies. To my surprise,  I had to dig to find something suitable. Ultimately I noticed that my Stitched Circles die set contained one teeny tiny circle which would totally work!  I decided to try the technique which had us accenting patterned papers so when I came across this bright polka dotted paper, I knew it was the one. 

To create my card base, I diecut my polka dotted paper and some white card stock with my Stitched Rectangles dies.

To create some extra interest, I die cut some tiny circles over some of the polka dots and then laid my patterned paper over my white card stock on an angle.  When I was happy with the placement, I took some small starburst stamps from my Papertrey Ink Shakers + Sprinkles stamp set and stamped them into the voids with Versamark Watermark ink.  Next, I very carefully removed my patterned layer and applied some yellow embossing powder over the little startbursts.  After heat setting my starbursts, I started applying foam tape to the back of my patterned paper and then carefully lined it up over my embossed card stock.

The sentiment was stamped in black and turquoise pigment ink on vellum and heat set.  Once the ink was dry, I fussy cut the sentiment and applied it to my card face with a little bit of glossy accents.

Lastly, I chose a blue piece of card stock for my card base. After scoring and folding my base, I adhered my white card stock layer to it with some glue runner.

I love how fun and bright this card ended up being.  It didn't last long in my card stash and has already made a very lovely birthday girl smile. Hope it does the same for you.

This card is being entered into the following Challenges:
Please click on the link above to learn more about this challenge and the wonderful folks who run it!

Dies - Simon Says Stamp, Stitched Rectangles; Simon Says Stamp, Stitched Circles;
Stamps - Mama Elephant, Happy Everything; Papertrey Ink, Shakers + Sprinkles Stamp Set (kit);
Inks -Dauber Duos pigment ink, turquoise;
Other - Martha Stewart, Daffodil Embossing Powder, Recollections card stock, white/blue;

Thanks so much for stopping in!  Sending hugs until next time,


  1. I love your layering and how you punched out circles to show stamping underneath. Such a good idea!

  2. Beautiful card! Such a fun design!! Love it!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


    1. Thanks for your kind words Melissa!!


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