Hey friends, it’s Christy here with a colorful birthday card featuring one of my favorite stamp sets, Bloomin Happy! I just love the joyful expressions on these sweet critters faces. I wanted to make it a birthday card, so I also pulled in a couple small accessory images from Party on the Farm, another personal favorite. I stamped the images in black ink and colored them with my Copic markers to match some patterned paper that I wanted to use. Then I trimmed them out with the matching dies.

For the focal panel, I cut down some Bristol Cardstock with the largest Nesting Half Circle dies and blended on some Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide Ink with a cloud stencil to create a sky. I also cut down a piece of green cardstock and used the Grassy Knoll to trim it in half. I glued these together, then cut down some yellow plaid patterned paper with the Basic Borders and added that to the straight side. Then I layered the other patterned paper and focal panel onto the card base.

To build my sentiment, I started by cutting the Knightly LC Large Alpha out of five colorful shades of cardstock. I cut out two of every letter in two different shades so I could swap the borders and give them some contrast. I glued these across the bottom of the card, slightly overlapping. The rest of the sentiment I white heat embossed onto black cardstock so that it would stand out against the dark navy background of the patterned paper. I trimmed that into a strip and adhered it below the word “happy.” I finished the card with a little sparkle, and that’s it! If you’d like to see the video tutorial of how this card came together from start to finish, click the thumbnail below or find it HERE on my YouTube channel, Christy Gets Crafty. I really hope you enjoy it!

Wishing you all a colorful, crafty day!
Christy