Debrah Warner
Birthday Card Background Technique
Background Technique Birthday Cards Die Cutting Distress Ink Heat Embossing Tutorial

Leafy Background Birthday Card


Tutorial

Hello and thanks for stopping by!  Today I have a card making tutorial for you that uses stamps and dies from My Favorite Things and Stampin Up.  All supplies will be listed a the end of this post.

Hand Made Birthday Card

Background

This background was inspired by Nicole Spohr.  You can find a link to her blog post HERE.   I began by using three green distress inks to ink up my Vineyard background stamp.  (By Stampin Up, discontinued but you can find it on Etsy.)  I randomly stamped all three colors on the stamp not worrying about contaminating my ink pad because the colors are so close.    Before stamping it on smooth white card stock by Gina K, I sprayed it with a good mist of water to help the inks mingle and blend.  I love the way this background looks!  It is the size of an A2 card; 5 1/2 by 4 1/4.

Using my MISTI, I inked up the the Happy Birthday Background stamp by MFT with Fresh Asparagus ink by Gina K and stamped directly over the vine pattern.  Using the same three distress inks, I blended the greens all over the background to soften things up.

Gold Embossed Leaves

The three leaves I used are from the Vintage Leaves stamp set by Stampin Up.  I heat embossed these in gold on Fresh Asparagus card stock by Gina K.

Heat Emboss

Using the coordinating dies and my trusty Cuttlebug, I die cut the leaves.  Then die cut a happy birthday greeting by MFT three times in Fresh Asparagus and once in Gold Foil card stock.  I die cut a piece of vellum card stock using one of the Pinking Edge Rectangle dies by MFT.  (This die set is discontinued.)

Assemble

Time to assemble.  I stacked the happy birthday die cuts together using my Zig glue pen.  Using  some paper clips to hold my vellum in place, I laid out my card and attached the greeting and leaves to the vellum using Ranger Multi Medium Matt and foam squares.  I used Multi Medium Matt to adhere the vellum to the background, only applying the adhesive behind the die cut pieces.  For the inside I used white card stock and punched the corners with a Fiskars corner punch.  The birthday greeting is from MFT.

For finishing touches I replace the tittle above the “i” with a green gem and wrapped some gold twine around the top three times.

I really love this background!  Hope you find this card project inspiring and find time to create something.

Supply List

Below you will find the list of supplies and tools that I used to make this card.  Click the thumbnails to purchase a product.  Compensated affiliate links used when available at no additional cost to you.  All items were personally purchased.  Thank you so much for your support!


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