Handmade Card with Birthday Blooms for All Occasions

If you want a stunning handmade card for (almost) all occasions, the flower from Birthday Blooms will help you create it.  Not a great choice for masculine cards, unless he’s a gardener, but you can easily use it for Thank You, Birthday, Thinking of You, Sympathy, Mother’s Day, and Friendship Cards.  Here’s a great example:

Watercolored Birthday Blooms stamp for all occasions card

I’ve been playing with this stamp a lot lately, experimenting with different ways I can color it.  You can see other examples in these posts:  Corner Fold Birthday CardTimeless Textures, and Pinewood Planks.

In this card, I stamped the image in Fresh Fig ink on Shimmery White Cardstock, which holds up well enough for this technique.  I didn’t want the entire image, so masked the stamp (see video below).  Then I used an Aqua Painter to color it.  We usually use black ink when we’re going to watercolor, or even use a Blender Pen, but you’ll love the effect you’ll get with Stampin’ Up! dye inks.  The Birthday Blooms and Pinewood Planks card (use the link above) is another example of stamping with dye ink then coloring, only I used a Blender Pen on that card.

Leave a comment and let me know if you’d like to see a video on the coloring technique.  I’d like to share it if anyone is interested.  Your comments always inspire me to keep you supplied with new ideas to use in your craft room!

Meanwhile, here’s a video on how to mask a stamp.  It’s very handy when you want to remove part of an image.

I hope you find the video helpful.  It’s one more way to make our stamps as versatile as possible!  

A handmade card with a hand-colored Birthday Blooms flower will help you make awesome cards for all occasions!

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6 Responses to Handmade Card with Birthday Blooms for All Occasions

  1. Margaret Minneman August 3, 2017 at 5:58 pm #

    Sage. How did you create the swirl on the card base? I do like the effect created using colored ink vs. black.

    • Sage August 3, 2017 at 7:41 pm #

      Thanks, Margaret. I’ll be doing a video on the background technique–this weekend if all goes well.

  2. Mary Ann Baumgarden August 23, 2017 at 9:05 am #

    This is one technique that I do use & have a roll of painter’s tape handy in my craft room.

    • Sage August 23, 2017 at 9:15 pm #

      I’m glad to hear you use this technique. I think it’s a great trick.

  3. Carol Springer August 23, 2017 at 4:06 pm #

    What a good idea Sage. Thanks for all your clearly explained tips.
    They are most appreciated.

    • Sage August 23, 2017 at 9:17 pm #

      You’re welcome, Carol. I’m so glad I can inspire you!

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