Baked With Love: Simple DIY Birthday Card

Posted by Dana Joy

Today we'll make a simple DIY birthday card using Lawn Fawn Stamps & Tim Holtz Distress Ink.

Oh how sweet life is. Birthdays, cakes, balloons!! Who doesn't like a birthday wish? Today we are making a simple birthday card. Ready for some happiness?

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  • Echo Park Birthday Wishes Girl
  • Gelly Roll Stardust glitter pens
  • Canson XL Watercolor Paper Pad - 9 x 12
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Picked Raspberry
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Wild Honey
  • Tim Holtz Detail Water brush
  • La La Land Double Stitched Circle dies
  • Lawn Fawn - Baked With Love
  • My Colors Heavy Weight Card stock Bundle Light
  • Fiskars Paper Trimmer

I love happy colors so I reached for my distress inks again. They are just awesome for watercoloring and for making awesome colorful backgrounds. Here are the supplies I used. I also used a die cut so my image could be on a separate piece of paper other than my card front.

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I chose to use a circle die cut for my card. I laid down my die cut and stamped one of the images inside the circle. Once it was stamped I ran it through my die cut machine to cut it out.

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Now it’s time to add some pretty colors. I used distressed inks to color my blender and bowl. I’m using picked raspberry, peacock feathers and wild honey distress inks. I'm water coloring using my water brush. Super easy to do!

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Next I pulled out some colorful paper to match with my image. I trimmed down this panel so I can layer it onto of a solid pink piece of cardstock. I love layering my cards in happy colors.

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I didn’t want to just stamp a sentiment on the card panel so I water colored a piece of watercolor card stock in the wild honey color. Next I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with a little slant on one end. I popped my image up using double sided foam tape.

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To finish off my card I added some shimmer with my silver Gelly Roll pen. I also outlined the sentiment as well. It was just calling out for some shimmer. LOL. My sweet birthday card is now ready for the mail.

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Remember to pull out your designer paper pads and make some outstanding cards. Usually each paper pad has coordinating patterns and colors. You really can’t go wrong. Now share the love and mail them to your friends, crafting buddies or that cranky coworker who just needs a pick me up. :-)

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