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!
I was able to talk to my mom on the phone and she told me how much she enjoyed this card and how she was planning to display it somewhere which was very nice to hear!
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!
**Please be sure to join here this Thursday for a very special blog hop and prizes!**
- Shopping Our Stash – Happy Birthday
- Creative Knockouts – #342 Bingo (second line across, I’ve used paper piecing, image and die-cuts/punches)
- Penny’s Paper-Crafty – #467 Anything Goes
- Creative Fingers – #182 Anything Goes
- QKR Stampede – #390 Anything Goes
- Creative Moments – #187 Anything Goes