Card making is such a fun and relaxing hobby that I’m pretty much hand making all of the cards I send now. So, with my husband’s birthday coming up, I couldn’t resist making him something. The finished card for my husband’s birthday is pictured below and I’ve shared everything I used to make it too.
To create this card I used the following:
- 5 x 7″ white card blank from Dovecraft (also comes with a matching envelope)
- Violet Studios Tropical Paper Pack (for the sand)
- Memory Box 6 x 6″ cardstock in stormy blue (for the sky)
- Plain white Dovecraft cardstock (for the stamps)
- Heffy Doodle A Little Shellfish Stamp and Die Set (for the crab)
- Heffy Doodle Quack Me Up Stamp and Die Set (for the puddle and sun)
- Lawn Fawn Stud Puffin Stamps (for the two puffins, the little fish, the hearts, and the sentiment)
- Heffy Doodle Swirly Clouds Dies
- Heffy Doodle Slimline Scenery Dies (for the stitching on the sand)
- Ohuhu Brush Markers for colouring
- Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad for stamping
What I Did
To create this card for my husband’s birthday, I started by sticking the stormy blue cardstock to the card blank and then trimming the edges. I then used the slimline scenery die to cut the yellow Violet Studios paper and add stitching. I then glued this to the bottom of the card blank, ensuring it overlapped the blue card stock, and trimmed the edges.
Next, I stamped all of the images onto white card stock using the Memento black ink and a stamping block. Where I had the matching dies, I taped these to the edges using low tack tape, and cut them out using my Gemini die cutting machine. I also used the Gemini to cut out my swirly cloud dies. I cut around the edges of the Stud Puffin stamps by hand.
Next I coloured all of the stamps using Ohuhu brush markers (these are seriously amazing and so much cheaper than Copics for beginners). I then used a Lawn Fawn glue pen to stick the puddle, clouds, sun and hearts to the card. The puffins and crab were attached with foam dots.
Finally, I added the sentiment to my stamping block, covered it in Memento black ink and stamped this in the top left hand corner.
While it is a very simple design, I’m very happy with the end result and don’t think it’s bad at all for someone who has only been making cards for a short amount of time. Let me know what you think in the comments, or over on Instagram – you can find my card making account @lauraplayswithpaper.