Creating A Birthday Card Stash

By | 01/07/2019

I felt so inspired to create today for so many reasons!

  1. I got home to find my new goodies from the January Sunny Studio Stamps release.  I really enjoyed the sneak peeks that they gave us and had a few things on my list…those 6 x 6″ patterned papers for one!
  2. My company is gone and I actually had time to myself, guilt-free!
  3. One of my crafty resolutions is to participate in more challenges this year and I found 2 to give a go with for today. One was a sketch theme and the other was a theme challenge.
  4. I saw a card created by Laura Jane from After Hours that I really felt inspired by, so I’m casing one of the techniques she shared.

Let me share my card:

Stamping on patterned paper and adding marker details

This stamp set is so full of Sunny Studio goodness that it’s crazy.

First…the Frilly Frames Polka Dot cover die.  I just couldn’t resist this purchase.  Cover dies are a pricey item, but this one has 2 pieces.  It has the outer scalloped polka dot frame and the inner mat polka dot piece that can be used separately or together.

Since one of the challenges I am participating in is a clean and simple challenge, I kept the card layers as white-on-white.  On a truly CAS card, you wouldn’t have layers, but this just came today and I had to use it!

Then let’s talk about the fantastic Sunny Studio 6 x 6″ patterned paper stacks.  They once again had 4 packages chocked full of fun spring colors and patterns.  Those went into my shopping cart!

Then that cake stamp and sentiment are from 2 of the small Sunny Studio stamp sets.  I didn’t purchase the larger sets in the release because I LOVE their small sets.  It’s just enough for me to have a cut image or two and a sentiment or two.  I can create quite a variety of cards with just a couple of images and background techniques.  I love challenging myself to do that.

I also added my favorite Studio Katia iridescent bubbles for a finishing touch.

stamping on patterned paper and adding marker details


I’m participating in the Addicted to CAS Challenge this week and the theme is Stripes.

The technique that I was playing with was to stamp my cake on to striped patterned paper and then add some shading details with my Copic Markers and my white Jelly Roll pen.

I really like the technique because it gives that little cake so much dimension and stamping on to patterned paper is a great way to stretch your supplies and make them go further and do more for you.  I also love adding the marker and gel pen details.  I took a class at Altenew Academy that was called Beautiful Details and I’m really trying to use what I learned there.  The instructor was just a master at adding very beautiful details.

Here is the CAS challenge:


My card layout came from a  challenge site that I have not seen before and I’m excited to participate in.  It is the Atlantic Heats Sketch Challenge.

You can see how I used the sketch to create the layout of my card.  I did modify it a touch by moving the “ribbon” piece up to tuck under my focal element.  I also used my iridescent drops instead of a bow.  I really liked the sketch and couldn’t resist playing along.  They are having a design team call and I’d like to add my name to the list to be considered for their design team as well.

Stamping Imperfection stamping on patterned paper and adding marker details

I’m also participating in a Birthday Card stash challenge over at The Stamp Nation site.  I have completely depleted my birthday card and thank you card stash.  Let’s hope they do a thank you card challenge in February!

Card Recipe:

Neenah Solar White card base cut at 4-1/4 x 11″, score and fold at 5-1/2″

Neenah Solar White card topper die cut with the Frilly Frame Polka Dot cover die on the Big Shot

Cake stamped on the mint green dots and stripes patterned paper in Distress Oxide Evergreen Bough ink.  Details added with Copic markers Y38, Y02,BG11,BG13,BG93,W3, Sakura white gelly roll pen10.  The cake was die cut with the coordinating Make A Wish die set.

Stamp Sets:  Make A Wish and Puppy Dog Kisses

Supply List:

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Thank you so much for stopping by!  I’m delighted that you dropped in to see what I have been up to!

Happy crafting!

6 thoughts on “Creating A Birthday Card Stash

  1. Dena Hughes

    Stunning white on white base! Great take on the sketch. Thank you for participating this week at AHSC.

  2. Brandi R

    So cute, I love it! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

    Brandi R.
    DT member AHSC

  3. Linda

    Love the background and the extra touch of stamping on patterned paper! The colors are so cheerful too! Thanks for playing along with us at Alantic hearts Sketch Clallenge!

  4. Alicia O'Bryant

    precious card! love that background…so perfect! thank you for sharing with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge


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