Saturday, April 11, 2020

The Joy of Sets April Blog Hop Birthdays

Happy Saturday everyone! It's time to hop along with The Joy Of Sets April Blog Hop as we celebrate Birthdays this month. We have so many wonderful ideas to help inspire you to create your own special birthday projects for the people you love. 
 My birthday card design features the Seaside Notions stamp set (item #149278), one of my forgotten favorites from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. To go along with the seaside theme, I combined it with the High Seas 3D Embossing Folder (item #149577) to add texture to the background. 
 The colors I chose for this card design include Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight. I chose Coastal Cabana cardstock for my card base and added a layer of Bermuda Bay cardstock as a frame for the Pool Party cardstock layer. I embossed the Pool Party cardstock with the High Seas 3D Embossing Folder and attached it to the Bermuda Bay layer with Snail adhesive. For the sentiment, I used a strip of Bermuda Bay cardstock and heat embossed the sentiment using Silver Embossing Powder.
 The sea horse image was stamped onto Thick Whisper White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and I colored the image using the Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends Markers. I fussy cut the image using Paper Snips and then colored around the edges with the Light Pool Party Stampin' Blend Marker to soften the edges. I used Daffodil Delight 1/4" Ruched Ribbon (item #151311) to create a border on either side of the sentiment and added a small bow with a Mini Glue Dot to the bottom ribbon. To complete the card design, I added three small Basic Rhinestones to the card front above the seahorse to give the impression of bubbles. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today. I hope that my birthday card design will inspire you to try creating your own special birthday cards to celebrate the people that you love. 

Now it's time to visit Jennifer's blog and see what she has created to celebrate birthdays. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog or use the Roll Call List below to find your way. I hope you enjoy our blog hop this month. 

April 2020 Blog Roll
Until Next Time
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Tricia Butts
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  1. What a sweet little seahorse! And your bow is darling!

  2. Such a serene card - very pretty Thanks for being part of the hop. Stay Safe, Fiona

  3. very pretty! love the color combo you used

  4. Simply beautiful!!! Love this seahorse.

  5. Lovely card, great use of layers and colour :-)

  6. I like the placement of the sea horse - very striking colour

  7. Love this set and the image of the seahorse.