I’ve got tons of kids birthdays coming up at the moment, but I’m having a lot of fun making birthday cards for them all. This one was made with the Mama Elephant Everyday Monkeys stamp set, and with the use of a couple of dies, it was super simple to make. The only thing I wish I could do is take a good photo! I end up taking them in poor lighting and then messing about with filters trying to find one that makes the card look like it does in the real world, but then the colouring doesn’t look right. Does anyone have any light box recommendations?
Supplies I Used
- Mama Elephant Everyday Monkeys stamp set
- Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Dies
- Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Circle Dies
- Heffy Doodle Slimline Scenery Dies
- Crafter’s Companion Stamping Card
- Scattered Straw Distress Oxide
- Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide
- Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide
- Heffy Doodle 8.5 x 11” Coloured Cardstock – Banana Split
- Take Me to the Ocean 6 x 6″ Paper Pad
- Lawn Fawn Glue Pen
- Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
- Copic Sketch Markers
Making the Card
To make this birthday card, I started off by stamping the images onto white stamping card. I cut these out using my Brother Scan n Cut. I also stamped the sentiment drew a box around it, and cut it out in the same way. Once cut out, I coloured the stamps in using Copic sketch markers.
I then moved on to the background. I cut a nice ocean-looking piece of paper using the largest Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle die. The paper pad I used was only £1 from The Works and it has some really lovely designs in it. Next, I cut two circles out using the largest Lawn Fawn stitched circle die. I cut one of these circles a second time using the wavy Heffy Doodle slimline scenery die to make my beach. I blended Peacock Feathers and Salvaged Patina Distress Oxides on the largest circle to create what I hope looks like the sea and sky, and then used Scattered Straw Distress Oxide for the beach.
I stuck the beach to the sea/sky circle and then glued this to my background. Finally, I glued the sentiment on underneath.
To finish, I cut a piece of Heffy Doodle Banana Split Cardstock in half and made a score line down the middle to make my card. I then stuck my finished topper to the base.
This is another birthday card that was super simple to make but, I think, looks pretty effective when complete. One day I’ll have time to start using all my fun crafts like stickles and glaze, but for now, I’m happy doing simple stamp colouring.