Happy Bird-Day!

fun and whimsy in one wee card


5/15/20232 min read

Would you like to experiment with a design like this? You'll find a supply list below, including a link to the stencil I used from A Colorful Life Designs . Follow the link and use discount code ChrisFan10 to save 10% on your entire order! (Master Creator Bundles are excluded as they already have a 20% discount built in.)

Letโ€™s Get Started:

Card Base: 5.5 x 8.5, scored and folded at 4.25

Card Face: 5.25 x 4

Small Scrap of Cardstock for Sentiment

Card Face:

The sprayed the back of the stencil with Pixie Spray, waited approximately 30 seconds and then placed it on my card face. I used a small brayer to roll the entire surface, to ensure good contact.

I grabbed my blending brushes, two soft colours of ink (yellow and pink) and applied them to the paper, allowing the image to fade away towards the edges.

I put the card face into my stamp positioner, and added the black graphic , stamping repeatedly until I got a very intense image.

I left the card face in the stamp positioner while I stamped the two little birds, positioning as shown.

I stamped the balloon onto the card face as shown, however, I masked off the balloon string before stamping, and drew it in by hand.


I stamped and coloured the same two little birds ... then I fussy cut them out, without worrying about how I was going to do those tiny legs and feet: because I also stamped them directly onto the card face, I could simply glue the coloured versions of the birds directly on top, and the legs and feet were automatically correctly positioned.

I stamped the sentiment onto a scrap of white card stock with Versamark, and then added gold embossing powder. I melted this with my (pre-heated) heat gun. I cut it to the desired size .


I glued the card face to the card base. I put dimensional tape on the back of the sentiment, and then positioned it on the card face as shown.

I added Ranger Glossy Accents to the balloon to give it some shine. It's quite pretty, even though you can't see it in the image. (When using this medium I allow several hours of dry time, often overnight ... it can feel firm to the touch on the surface, but still be soft underneath.)

Final thoughts:

This card has a retro feel to it that makes me smile!

Supplies: (and links where possible)

stencil: Streamers, A Colorful Life Designs


Happy Bird-Day, Your Next Stamp

Geo Borders: Stampendous: Scrapbook.com., Spellbinders, Simon Says Stamp


Dye Based: Stampin Up!

Versamark: Stampin' Up!

Momento:Stampin' Up!

Blending Brushes: Stampin' Up!

Gold Embossing Powder: Stampin' Up!

Stamping Platform: Misti - Spellbinders, Scrapbook.com., Simon Says Stamp

Black Microliner: Magna - Amazon., Altenew, Scrapbook.com., Ranger, Simon Says Stamp

Ranger Glossy Accents: Crafty Meraki., Scrapbook.com., Simon Says Stamp

Adhesive: Amazon, Simon Says Stamp

Dimensional Tape: Dollarama

Card Base: Accent 100 lb., Amazon

Card Face:Accent 80 lb., Amazon

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