Monday, January 20, 2014

Zen Birthday Wishes

Sorry I have been so absent from the blog in the last month!  Those of you who know me know I have a lot going on in my life right now - good things!  One thing that I'm excited about is that Magenta will have a new collection coming out very soon, so watch these pages or their blog for that announcement.  I have been seeing some sneak peeks and it will be fabulous!!

I recently took a little time and made a birthday card for a friend.  I didn't take a picture of the outside, but here is the inside of the card, opened up.  You can see I left a little space to write a Happy Birthday greeting.

I masked a space off with a heart shape that I die cut out of masking paper.  This gave me a clear space to stamp a message.  The tangles were done with a brown Micron 01 pen on Kraft card stock, and the stamping was done with Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink.  The tangle at the top is Por Fin - a new one that I recently learned. I prefer drawing it on a curve, rather than straight.

I like the effect of masking a space for stamping and then drawing all around it; I will definitely use this technique more!  I'm also liking the brown Micron on the Kraft.


  1. Is Por Fin for Fin? Absolutely love the inside card design . . . a real artist you are! would love to see the 'outside' too!

    1. Thanks Debbie! Por Fin means 'at last' in Spanish. This pattern was created by CZT Cathy Staeven, and you can see the steps for it on her blog here

  2. who makes the word stamp inside the heart? and, I too, like the brown micron on the kraft!

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  4. Birthdays are always special. At the local event venue I too threw a surprise party for my dad’s 50th birthday. He had never had such a grand party before so he was really happy and excited at very same time. Even I used his favorite vintage theme for this bash which he loved to the core.


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