A Simple Birthday Card

Nancy's Birthday Card HeaderHi, one and all!


I know it’s been over a month since I’ve posted, but lots of things going on in our lives at the moment.  I’ve been battling one of the worst colds ever and still I’m not 100%. In the interim we celebrated my Grandson Jack’s second birthday and on Monday our rebuild is FINALLY happening.  Again I would like to thank all of my followers, many who I have never met for all your words of encouragement and concern over the past 2-1/2 years. I never know how much of my personal life to share with all of you, but many of you seem interested. And I feel after not posting for a month I owe you a little explanation,  THANK YOU to all of you who read my blog and follow Lakeside Stamper on FaceBook!


Today’s share is a simple birthday card I made. I chose to use Perfect Plum, because my friend Nancy was the recipient and Nancy loves any color resembling  purple!!! The card is pretty straight forward so I’m not going into too much detail.

Nancy's Birthday CardThe Perfect Plum card base was cut at the usual A-2 size at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ The Old Olive layer was cut a 5″ x 3-3/4″ and the Whisper White layer was cut at 4-2/4″ x 3-1/2″ The stamp set I used was Watercolor Trio (retired).

Nancy's Birthday Card Detail


The leaves were stamped in Old Olive Ink. After inking up the leaves I stamped off some of the ink to get the variation in the green leaves. I used the same, Stamp Off Technique on the Perfect Plum flowers. This technique works well for variations and if you’re looking for a watercolor look without the fuss.


I layered and adhered the card as shown. I stamped the, “Birthday Wishes” in Perfect Plum Ink and punched it out with the Large Oval Punch. Behind it I placed a Scallop Oval punched out of Perfect Plum. For the finishing touch I took a piece of Perfect Plum ribbon, knotted it and cut the tails at a diagonal.


Thanks for stopping by and I promise to post as frequently as I can, especially during the month of December. I have so much I want to share with you.


Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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