Today I am showing you how to make birthday cards using one stamp set! After all, Birthday cards are usually the most popular card we need to make, and every month we have people in our live celebrating their birthday!
How to make Birthday cards using one stamp set!
The first think you need to do is actually selecting an stamp set that is catching your eye! the one you have been dying to use! For me it was the Timeless Tulips! not sure if I have share this with you, but Tulips is my favorite flower! And when I saw this stamp set on the catalog, I knew I have to have it.
Then try to stay with one color combo, so the creative process is easier. If you stay with one single color combo for your projects, you don’t have to be thinking in multiple alternatives for each card.
Once the color combo is selected, then grab all your supplies in those colors. For instance patterned paper, card stock, embellishments, and any other coordinating item for the stamp set you selected. Of course make sure that you have a Birthday sentiment to go with it, this might or might not be on the stamp set you selected.
Finally start going thru sketches, cards, or any other sources of inspiration to get ideas for the cards you want to create. Most of the times, I prefer simple sketches, as I find it easy to incorporate any stamp set that way. If I see a finished card, then I want to recreate the same card.
You will see below the sketches and how these were incorporated in the cards I made.
The Color Combo
For thee cards I used the following colors:
- Poppy Parade
- Daffodil Delight
- Old Olive
- Basic Black
- Whisper White
Birthday card #1
I used the following sketch to come up with the first card. As I mentioned before, I find it easier to use simple sketches to come up with ideas for cards, since it can be adapted to any stamp set you can think of. Don’t you think? 😉
The tulips on this card were done with an easy technique using two color of ink pads. Ink your stamp with the lighter color, and then using a sponge add the darker color onto your stamp, and then stamp your image. you get this nice two color effect on the tulips, making them look very realistic. 👉TIP: Make sure you clean your stamp in between each time, as you would stain your light ink pad by not cleaning before inking!
In the video tutorial below you can see how this is done in case you have any questions. Also play with different colors to see what other combinations you like.
Birthday card #2
For this second card I used as well as simple sketch, however this card has a WOW factor when you open it! This is an easy to make pop-up card!! see the pictures below to see how it looks when you open this birthday card!
Same as the previous card, the tulips were stamped following the same technique. For the instructions on how to make this pop-up card make sure you watch the video, as it is best you see how to put it together than me trying to explain it with words 😉
Birthday card #3
Same as with the previous two cards, I used as well a simple sketch. For this card I embossed the card front using the layering leaves 3D embossing folder. I love how this adds dimension, especially when you are using mainly one color. In this case there was a lot of white when I first lay out this card, but after adding the embossing on the first layer, it really made it pop a lot!
I used poppy parade texture weave ribbon for the two lines on this sketch, but I could have used card stock instead. Always be thinking how to change elements on the sketch with embellishments, card stock or even designer series paper a.k.a. patterned paper.
Step-by-Step Video Tutorial
As mentioned before, here is the video tutorial for you to learn how to make these cards step-by-step, I go over measurements and instructions in more detail on this video. This video is part of my Facebook live that happens every Thursday at 7pm CST, so if you ever have time at this time make sure you join me live on my page!
Warning – because on this video I show you how to make the three cards, it is a bit longer, so I would suggest to watch it when you are winding down. 😁
The Supply List
Also if you are interested in getting the products I used to make these cards, by all means please click on the pictures below, they will take you to my online store where you can purchase any of this items!
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