Thursday, April 9, 2015

Happy Birthday To You

** 5/1/15 Top 5 at Crafts Galore Encore Challenges! **
** 5/2/15 Top 3 at Fan-Tastic Tuesday! **

Hi everyone! I'm happy to share with you today a birthday card using the Stampin' Up! Truly Grateful and Tag Talk stamp sets. The background was created with stamps from the Truly Grateful stamp set. I randomly stamped the wood in Memento Espresso Truffle ink, the wheat in VersaMagic Mango Madness ink and then again in Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink, the tree trunk in Memento Rich Cocoa ink, and finally the acorn in Memento Espresso Truffle ink. I adhered the background to a dark chocolate cardstock base.

The birthday sentiment is from the Tag Talk stamp set, stamped in Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink and punched out with the Label Bracket punch. I layered it with Stampin' Dimensionals on a small square piece of ivory cardstock and a slightly larger piece of the dark chocolate cardstock. I tucked a piece of folded gold organdy ribbon on the left side, then affixed it to the background, slightly to the right of center. I finished the front by adding a few gold sequins on the left side with a tiny drop of Liquid Pearls in the center of each.

For the inside, I stamped each of the elements once, then adhered the panel to the inside of the card base. I left the inside blank to write my own birthday message.

Would love to enter this birthday card into the following challenges:

  • Cardstock/paper: GKD Pure Luxury ivory and dark chocolate cardstock
  • Stamps: SU Truly Grateful (#131733), SU Tag Talk (#134252)
  • Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle, Rhubarb Stalk, Rich Cocoa; VersaMagic Mango Madness
  • Accessories: SU Label Bracket Punch (#132153); Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430) gold organdy ribbon; 5mm gold sequins; Bisque Liquid Pearls

I hope you've enjoyed this project! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)


  1. Hey Leslie! Like what you did with the background mix of colors and images. I really enjoy your attention to details... the loop of ribbon, the elevated sentiment for dimension & the drop of Liquid Pearls in the center of each sequin. This card could go either way, but easily could be used for a man - Nicely done! Thanks for celebrating with us & sharing your project & creativity at Aud Sentiments Birthday Party!
    ~ginny, Aud Sentiments DT: [#129 – Birthday/ or No. 5 + Sentiment]
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  2. Fabulous....a really stamped background it.

    Fiona dT

  3. What a great card. Love the inside too. Thanks for sharing it with us at Through The Purple Haze.
    Dawn TTPH DT xx

  4. lovely card and background thanks for sharing with FTT Rachel DT

  5. Fantastic work on your stamped background.Love all those little details that bring everything together so beautifully.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

  6. Fantastic background, great colours too and I love that you followed up on the inside with the stamped panel. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion and hope to see you again.
    Hugs, Sandy GDT

  7. What a fabulous card! Thanks so much for joining in with the Sisters of Craft Challenge, good luck in the voting and we hope to see you next time. Creative Blessings, Tracy x SOC DT

  8. Thank you for entering our 'die cuts / punches' challenge at Pile It On with this fantastic card. Lovely layout and a beautiful theme. I hope you will visit us again soon.
    Anna xxx

  9. This is a fabulous card, a wonderful design and the inside is beautifully decorated as well.
    Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion.
    Pauline GDT
    I have some Birthday Candy on my blog if you would like to take a look -

  10. A fantastic card. I love the stamped background and the colours you've used.
    Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore April Challenge "Make a Card" and good luck x

  11. Fabulous card Leslie! I love the stamped background and fab senti! Thanks for joining in our Anything Goes for April challenge at Crafting By Designs. Mo xxx


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