Card #2 – Birthday Card – {31 Days of Cards}

Cards for 2015 InstagramBefore we get to Card #2, the winner of yesterdays daily giveaway is:  Tammy who said, “gorgeous card grace you are truly talented”.

Thank you for those kind words and Congratulations Tammy!

I hope you enjoy your card.


Don’t forget to leave a comment on this post for today’s card. Remember each day you leave a comment, you are entered into the drawing for the Grand Giveaway for all 31 cards. Easy, peasy.

Card #2 – Birthday

I started by assembling all my supplies.

Card2 Supply Layout








I used a white cardstock (4 1/4″ X 11″) for my base, white cardstock (3.75″ X 5″) and olive green cardstock for the frame (4″ X 5 1/2″).  I also cut a piece of vellum for the sentiment (2″ X 3″).

Embossed background - Card2I started by embossing the white background cardstock.  Using a flower stamp image, I stamped Versamark fairly randomly over the paper.  This can be tricky because the Versamark is pretty Embossing powder sentiment - Card 2invisible.  Holding it up to a light helps, but there is a risk of crooked stamping.  I then covered the stamped images with white embossing powder and used my heat gun to set the images.

Embossed Sentiment- Card2While I had my embossing powder out, I inked the stamp with Versamark, covered the image with white embossing powder and heat set it.  It’s helpful to make sure you heat gun is nice and hot before you melt the powder on the vellum.  Vellum can curl very easily when heat is applied and this technique helps to reduce the curling.

Flowers colored with ink - Card 2Inked Background - Card 2I set my sentiment aside and started coloring in my background of flowers.  I used my Distress markers to color the flowers, then used a foam sponge to ink the background with Antique Linen Distress Ink.  One of the great features of Distress ink is you can ink over a colored image and the colors won’t mix.

Inked Edges - Card 20116d34311cebc7d17c114261185657cbcd367c6f2I inked the edges of the olive green cardstock and glued the vellum to the flowered background.  Adhesive tends to show through vellum so I attached a piece of grosgrain ribbon across the top of the vellum sentiment along with three enamel dots.

I glued the flowered background to the olive green frame and then attached that whole piece to my white base.

Here is the finished card.









I always need birthday cards and this is one that could be made in several different colors.  This card design could also be adapted to other occasions; just change the sentiment.

Remember to leave a comment below and be entered to win this card today and possibly the Grand Giveaway of all 31 cards on February 1, 2015.

Until tomorrow,






Will you be making birthday cards for us this year?



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17 Responses to Card #2 – Birthday Card – {31 Days of Cards}

  1. Pam says:

    Too bad my birthday is so far away 🙂
    Great card!

  2. Mary Jane Lawson says:

    Great card Ed’s B’day is coming soon.

  3. Tammy says:

    I need to step up my card making skills!
    Very creative and beautiful!

  4. Tammy says:

    I won! I won! Thank you Grace! So exciting!!!!

  5. andresue says:

    Another beautiful card! I’m looking forward to seeing all 31 days. 🙂

  6. Cathy Powell says:


  7. Emilie says:

    I love that card it is so cute. I like the colors.

  8. Debra Lohberger says:

    Very pretty!

  9. Neil says:

    Beautiful card. Sure would like that one for my Birthday.

  10. Great job Grace. This card just makes me happy. Thanks for sharing.

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