Saturday, August 19, 2017

Holiday Birthday Card

Hello, and welcome!

The lovely poinsettia is an elegant flower, and the perfect one to use for a birthday card for someone whose birthday falls right around Christmas, don't you think?  
I created my background for this card by brushing Tim Holtz distress inks onto 110 lb. white card stock, using my Clarity stencil brushes.  I love the soft airbrush feel these brushes give, and how easily they blend from one color to the next.

I attached the panel to a top-fold card slightly larger than A2.

For the flowers and leaves, I white embossed Essentials By Ellen's Mondo Poinsettia stamps and leaves onto white 110 lb. white card stock.  I used the Clarity stencil brushes to brush Tim Holtz distress inks onto the flowers and leaves, blending colors as I applied them.  The color variances do not show so well in the photo, as they do in real life.   I embossed Happy Birthday, from Essentials by Ellen's 'Lovely' clear set.

For the flower centers, I used FineTec gold paints.  I also took some of the gold paint, and mixed it with water, then brushed it over the petals and leaves, which gave them some gold shimmer.
Here is a close-up which shows some of the shimmer.  The photo does not do it justice!
I fussy-cut and attached the flowers and leaves with glue dots.  Some sparkling crystals by Studio Katia finish off my card tonight.

I am adding my card to these challenges:

Ellen Hutson Pin-Sights Challenge  -

Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge  - Anything goes

Seize The Birthday - Anything goes

Thanks for stopping by.




  1. This is gorgeous, Lynda, and just perfect for someone with a Christmas-time birthday! They so often get overlooked, but this will make someone feel very special!! Hugs, Darnell

  2. Wow I must have given you an idea yesterday when we were at the Stampin Up sale!!!

  3. Beautiful card. Love the poinsettia for a pretty Christmas-time birthday. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday.


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