Birthday Card For a Painter!

Hello friends!  Hoping amid this strange time you’re finding peace and sanity among your crafty time and online community of friendly crafters as well to help uplift your spirits and keep you thinking happy thoughts!  If you’re looking for smiles, please know that this is the main purpose of why I do what I do here!  Helping to spread smiles is something that is near to my heart along with crafting.  If you’re enjoying a smile with me, that’s all I care about!  Thanks for hanging out!

Today, I have a special birthday card that I’ve made for my mom who’s a crafty tole painter and I wanted it to be a bright and cheerful design since I couldn’t celebrate with her face to face due to the current circumstances:


So I’ve been having fun pulling out my past card kits as they’ve not been used as often as I would like to use them.  For my card here, I’ve used the Simon Says Stamp painter’s palette die that came from a past SSS card kit along with the stamp set called Sweet Birthday.  I have been hoarding some special paper made from real wood to die cut the main palette die from and then I’ve cut it out several times using some different colored specialty mirror colored cardstock from the kit for the different colors of paint.

I popped up the entire paint palette with some foam tape over a piece of watercolor paper that I took a brush and some watercolor to make the strokes for a fun and colorful background.  I then cut it out using my Lawn Fawn Cross-Stitch rectangle die which I mounted over a piece of black cardstock and mounted over a white A2 sized top folding card base.

Also for the background, I decided I wanted to include some sort of paint brush, so I dug out an old stamp I had and paper pieced some of that red mirror cardstock for the paint on the end of the brush.  (Red is my mom’s favorite color.)  I used Copics to finish coloring the brush and a glitter gel pen for an accent on the brush.  I then stamped the sentiment in black ink over the background and added some red sequins from the kit.


Here’s a closer view of the palette and the real wood texture of the paper I had die cut it with.  You can see the shimmery colors of the cardstock I’ve used from the kit.  The only color that wasn’t included in the kit was the yellow, so I dug through my stash and found a piece of gold that I used for the yellow color…you can see it has a bit of texture on it, but I was fine with it.

I thought that the background was so fun and simple to create.


I hope you’ve enjoyed my colorful birthday card today!  Do you know someone that would love to receive a happy and colorful card?  I encourage you to get out some pretty colors and make a background and send it out to someone!  Not only will they enjoy receiving a handmade smile from you, but you will be smiling while having fun too!

Hope you’ve enjoyed my card today and maybe we’ll be seeing some rainbows in our future very soon friends! 🙂   I’ll be seeing you soon!


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25 thoughts on “Birthday Card For a Painter!

    1. Hi vikki I left you a comment on your blog about this lovely painters palette card I think you popped to my blog and left a comment but I can’t find it 😦 I also tried to email you but couldn’t 😦

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    2. Thank you for your kind comments my friend! I went back to your blog and left you another comment. I hope you receive it this time. My e-mail should be located in my blogger profile if you need it or on my own blog here!! Thanks for stopping by!! HUGS


  1. Fabulous card and background-sounds perfect for your Mom.Love the wood texture paper and splaskes of colour for paint -hope you stay safe and well
    Carol x


  2. Oh my goodness, please tell your beautiful momma Happy Birthday for me! Bet she loved this delightful, colorful card! Thanks for sharing, dear friend! You always inspire me to try something new!


  3. What a beauty Vicki, geat card, love the colour palette and blobs of colour which looks so glossy and wet..fabulous design, the background is awesome and just so clever..

    Luv CHRISSYxx


  4. What a gorgeous card Vicki!! Such a beautiful design, I love that wood paper and all of the shimmery paint colors! I bet your mom loved this!
    Hugs, Tammy


  5. Love Love Love this card Vicki. Your background lays a great platform for that colorful painter’s palette. Nice touch with the gold insert. Love the way you created the paintbrush. Great finish with the sequins, die and matting. I bet your Mum is so happy her talents have rubbed off on you and so are we. Stay healthy and safe my friend.


  6. What a pretty card and perfect for your creative mom. Tell her Happy Belated Birthday. All the details you put into the palette and the wood paper is great. I have some “somewhere” but oh to find it. Stay well dear friend and so happy to see you are getting some MoJo back.


  7. You’ve made a fun background Vicki and the real wood texture paper sure looks fabulous as the die cut paint palette. A thoughtful and fun card for your Mum and I am not surprised she wanted to display it x.. Thank you for bringing a smile to my face x.


  8. What a gorgeous card for your mother, Vicki! Lovely die and background. I am glad she is a painter! So, the whole family are artists!!! This is great! Hugs, my dear friend. And please stay safe.


  9. How wonderful is this!!! I love the palate you used with the real wood paper- and the fun paint swatches. What majes it even better is how it is personalized for your mother!


  10. Oh my, Vicki, what a wonderful card for your Mom. I used to do tole and decorative painting years ago, and of course still have all those supplies. The wood palette is perfect, and the paints looks wonderful. She must have been thrilled to get this beauty. Sorry that you weren’t able to be with her on her birthday and hope you can celebrate with her soon. In the meantime, be well and safe.



  11. Amazing card! I love the colors and the litte palet, it is very original for a birthday card.

    Have a nice day, take care of you and your family Vicki ♥


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