Artistically Inked Birthday Card for the Make My Monday Challenge

Artistically Inked Birthday Card by Secrets To Stamping

Hi, Stampers!

A new Make My Monday challenge is starting today, and the theme is “Birthday” because TODAY is mine! I’m getting old, too – and, sheesh, getting old isn’t for wimps. Got any advice besides making more cards to forget?? If you do, please let me know in a comment. So, anyhoo, my birthday card today used one of my favorite bundles that I haven’t inked up in a long time, Artistically Inked and used a super easy technique that I will describe in the tutorial below. Then, I paired it with one of my favorite designer paper packs in the new catalog, Inked Botanicals. Don’t let this summer get away from you without using it! It’s beautiful for summer cards.

Once you finish here, I hope you visit our Design Team gallery for some great inspiration and play along!

My Secrets!

Let’s start with the card base…

  • Firstly, my A2 card started with white cardstock, cut to 4-1/4″ x 11,” and scored at 5-1/2.”
  • After that, I cut the Calypso Coral cardstock to 4″ x 5-1/4″ and the Inked Botanical Designer Paper to 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8.”

And now, the fun part!

  • Once that was done, I got out my trusty Stamparatus (but you can use any stamp positioning tool) and stamped the large blossom stamp with Petal Pink ink. Then, I got my smallest blending brush, inked it up with Calypso Coral ink in the center of the stamp, and stamped over the first image. Isn’t that easy?? In the past, I had added the second color over the first color and only stamped once. The result was pretty good, but this technique is better.
  • So, after doing the first flower, I did a couple of the smaller ones as well as some leaves, using the same technique. Then, they were all cut out with their coordinating dies.
  • After that, I cut the large background die with white cardstock, as well as the large leaf die cut. I layered them onto the card, then popped the flowers up over them with dimensionals.
  • Next, I stamped the sentiment in Calypso Coral and cropped it out with the long banner from the Sending dies. Then, to finish the card, I added the iridescent pearls to the front of the card.

I’m sharing my card with these challenges:

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I love hearing from you! Please leave a comment if you have any questions or comments about my project today.

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If you enjoyed my project today, please be sure to…

  • Firstly, visit my Gallery and Fun Fold Gallery for lots of ideas, and…
  • Enter the Creative Creases Challenge HERE with any fun fold card!
  • Then, complete this contact information to receive a birthday card from me!
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33 thoughts on “Artistically Inked Birthday Card for the Make My Monday Challenge”

  1. Debbie, happy birthday, my friend! May you be blessed beyond measure. Your card is so beautiful and I love the story you’re sticking to at the end! Thanks for entering your card at PIP!
    Karen, DT

  2. Happy Birthday Debbie. It’s my birthday as well. Hope you have a lovely day. The card is beautiful. One of my favourite flower stamp sets.

  3. First- Happy Birthday to You!!! This is another beautiful card, Debbie.And what a great tip- the die from Sending fits the HBD from this set! No more straight, boring cuts for me!

  4. Happy birthday, dear friend. Lovely card in one of my favorite colors, marvelous bundle and I use the 2-step stamping to get a better color definition, too. This is just gorgeous. You are not old! Happy creating. Your posts are a gift to us all.

  5. Happy Birthday Debbie. I am sure enjoying your blog and the beautiful cards you create.

  6. Many Happy Returns Debbie,hope you’re day is special. A beautiful card in gorgeous pastel tones teamed with a brilliant backing paper.

  7. Happy, Happy Birthday, Debbie! Have a wonderful day! Your card is stunning. I love that die. Enjoy your day!

  8. Keep Making Cards!

    Your card is lovely! The paper is so pretty, I understand why it is a favorite! I will have to give your stamping technique a try!

    Thanks for sharing your delightful and inspiring projects with us at A Place to Start!

    Chana Malkah

  9. A Blessed Birthday to you!! I just love your stamping style, basic and BEAUTIFUL! Enjoy your day!

  10. Such a stunning card, Debbie! I love this set, too, and I’m totally trying your inking tip – those blossoms are unbelievably beautiful! Happy happy birthday – you chose the perfect theme for us this round, lol!

  11. Beautiful card Debbie. I love this set also. Love the colors you used.
    Happy Birthday – hope you have a great day.

  12. Happy belated Birthday, just had mine as well so can identify with all you say. A beautiful floral card though many thanks for sharing with us at We Love Stamping and Allsorts challenges.

    B x

  13. A gorgeous card, and thanks for the tip on how you did the stamping of your flowers. I must try that. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at We Love Stamping. Good Luck and hoping to seeing you again in our next challenge.
    Faith A DT

  14. Happy Birthday! This card is gorgeous and very elegant. I love the background and those flowers are fantastic. Thanks for joining us at A Place To Start. Hugs, María.

  15. Belated bday wishes, Debbie – as to growing old, it’s better than the alternative – LOL! Just love your gorgeous layered bday card – thanks for sharing at Die Cut Divas!!

  16. OMGosh this is soooo beautiful, I love the pastel flower the white behind it really sets it off,

    Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz this week,
    we hope you will join us again
    Happy crafting
    Bridget CCDT

  17. What a beautiful floral image. I love the soft pinks. It is so nice to see it in our we love stamping gallery. Thanks for joining us xx

  18. Happy Birthday, from Laval (Quebec Canada) I wish you all the best and more if it is possible. I love all the projects you make; they all are gorgeous. I think that becoming older is the only justice in the world, because every day, all of us become older, even a newborn! Be happy and keep busy because the more birthdays you have and the longer you live!

  19. Happy belated BD. I hope your day was very special for you.

    You look as young and beautiful as every.

    I always find beautiful cards that you share with everyone every time I read your posts. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

  20. Hi Debbie, I just love your card and thank you for the wonderful tip of using two ink colors. It sure does a wonderful job.

  21. This card is absolutely beautiful. Planning to CASE it and make it an anniversary card ! Thanks for the inspiration !

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