Happiest of Birthdays

Hi there.  Green is not just for St. Patrick’s Day! 😉  Here’s a birthday card I created using a NBUS stamp set I’ve had for quite a while.



To begin, the wreath and some individual leaf images were stamped on X-press It paper with black Memento ink.  The individual leaves were used to fill in the sparse areas on the wreath and make it look fuller.  They were coloured with Copics, then fussy cut out since I don’t have the matching dies.



Then on a Wonky Stitched Rectangle panel die cut from hot press watercolor paper, masking was used to clear heat emboss the music strip background.  Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint distress inks were applied to it with a Clarity brush and excess ink was wiped off with a tissue for a little emboss resist.  The sentiment from the same set was white heat embossed on black cardstock.  I was going to add some green sequins, but decided to add some green splatters instead.



The panel was adhered to a white top folding cardbase before all elements were assembled.  To give the wreath some depth, shading was added with a gray colored pencil.  Crystal glaze on the green leaves finished off the card.


And that is all.  Thank you for visiting. Enjoy your day.






Linking to the following challenges:
CAS-ual Fridays#195 Going Green
Memory BoxMarch Green  (Watching the World Bloom stamp set)
CAS(E) this Sketchsketch #263
AAA Cards#111 Use only One Third
Always Happy BirthdayMarch Birthday Anything Goes
Time Out#105 4th Birthday ‘Birthdays are full of Sunshine, Love & Laughter






21 thoughts on “Happiest of Birthdays

  1. This is so pretty Trina! I love so many things about it – the embossed and sponged background, that beautifully coloured wreath with the touches of shine, and the fabulous layout! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill

  2. This is gorgeous Trina!! I just bought this set not too long ago and looking forward to playing with it. Your card is beautiful done in white, green and black. Love emboss resist background! And your wreath is gorgeous over top. Great fussy-cutting!! xx

  3. Trina, I really love your cards! so creative and yet so beautifully CAS! Love the choice of stamps and well done with the fussy cutting – that must have taken a while! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

  4. Such a pretty card, Trina! Love the soft colors in the background with the music notes underneath. Thanks for sharing at AAA Cards challenges.

  5. Beautiful Trina, your embossed background really pops with the blended inks and you wreath looks awesome with the extra leaves, so much fuller. love the card 🙂

  6. Your wreath is so pretty, Trina! I love all that green! You’ve done an amazing job of fussy cutting those little leaves and your wreath is nice and full! Love the music score in the background with the soft green brushed over it! Splatter work as well as sequins and don’t get squooshed in the mail. Good choice!

  7. Simply lovely! I like how the strip of music give added interest to the background and am in awe at your detailed fussy cutting! The wreath beautifully done. tfs

  8. This is gorgeous Trina, love how you made the wreath fuller with the extra leaves and that background of sponging stunning. Thanks for joining Time Out

  9. Love the way you added extra leaves to give the wreath more substance, and the way the wreath is a mix of green with crystal glaze and lightly coloured grey leaves. Great bit of emboss resist for the background.

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