Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Celebrating Heart Happy Birthday

 I had a birthday card to make and decided to use the Magenta Celebrating Heart stencil to start with.

I die cut my panel to size using the Greetery Crimped Frame die. I then blended Festive Berries Distress ink through the stencil. I applied some small amounts of water with a brush onto the heart to add texture. I have used this stencil before for a card and you can see that post here.

I used the die cut sentiment Happy Birthday Poe Script by Poppy Stamps. I tried using different red cardstock and nothing matched properly. I used black and found it too stark. To get the proper color of cardstock for the sentiment, I decided to ink up a panel with the Festive Berries ink.

I used a brush to blend the ink, and it was just a matter of getting it to the right shade.

I added some water spots and also sprayed it with Sheer Shimmer Spritz from Tsukineko for a little extra shine and sparkle.

When I mounted the sentiment works, I backed the red with the black I had already die cut for a little bit of a shadow.

Magenta Products used:

TM138 Celebrate Hearts Medium

Other Products used:
Festive Berries Distress ink
Poppy Stamps 2437 Happy Birthday Poe Script
The Greetery Crimped Frame die
Tsukineko Sheer Shimmer Spritz
Neenah Solar White 80# & 110# cardstock
Ranger Black Alcohol Ink cardstock


  1. I had to laugh over your comment about none of your red paper being the exact shade you wanted. I've gone through the same thing many times with my various shades of red paper. Amazing how many there are! Quite frustrating some times trying to find the exact shade you want. I never die cut word sayings, but if I did, I really like your idea of inking paper to the shade you want and then die cutting on that. I'll definitely remember that tip! Thanks! From Laura P

    1. haha! Thanks Laura - it was an act of desperation ;-)


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