July 9, 2018

Happy Birthday!

Hello and welcome back to my blog. Weekend of no blogging feels so long. But come Monday I am so excited to share this card with you I made on the weekend.

I have used the centre stamp from Center Cut Burst background stamp from Simon’s Flutterby collection. After hosting lunch at home for a few guest, I needed something to do without much physical movement. Too much cooking, cleaning, hosting, talking and food I ate that I wanted to stay put in a place yet be productive because after running around the whole day and I cannot suddenly make my mind still and relax. I have been having this stamp set for a while on my desk and I just wanted to ink it and colour. Perfect activity to do at the state I was ink. So I did spend my time inking and colouring and this is the result.

I used distress inks to the background of the bristol panel. I did wet on wet technique, drying in between to get layers of colours. I will list all the colours I used in my supply list below. Once the panel is dry, I stamped the centre stamp on the centre of the panel using MISTI and Simon’s intense black ink. Then I used copic markers to intensify the colors on the image and add drop shadow as well. Then I added spatters of the same colours I used on the background using distress inks and copic opaque white for white spatters. I die cut the panel using Simon’s Wonky Stitched Rectangle die, the largest one.

I still felt the image needed some details, so I added dot details using Sakura white gelly roll pen. I mounted this panel on a black card base. Now to add the sentiment was such a conflict for me. I didn’t want to cover the panel yet add a sentiment strip. Had I not die cut the panel using the Wonky Stitched rectangle die, I would have stamped the sentiment vertically and added a border with a black fine liner. But I have already die cut the panel with the wonky stitched rectangle die. I could have heat embossed sentiment on the vellum strip and wrapped around the panel. But again it would cover the coloured image and I had mounted the panel on the card front. The only option I had was to white heat emboss the sentiment on two small strips of cardstock and adhered on the centre of the image. At least they will cover up less of the image. So I did just that. The sentiment is from Beautiful Flowers stamp set. I used Doll Pink cardstock to white heat emboss the sentiment, trimmed and adhered using foam adhesives.

No card of mine is complete without embellishments. I added a few sparkling diamonds over the panel in cluster of three. Love the explosion of colours on this card. The drop shadow brings the burst image to life. So happy with how this turned out.

All the supplies used to make this card are listed below.


Thank you very much for visiting my blog. Have a lovely week ahead.


  1. Such an awesome card!

  2. Aimee Phillips says

    OMG simply stunning!!. I love the vibrant colors used for this card. So colorful …. Made me smile!.

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