How to make a masculine birthday card using ink blending

Hello and welcome to week 4 of my Stampin’ Up! Misty Moonlight Colour Challenge. This week we are combining it with Crumb Cake and Mossy Meadow. These are really natural tones so I was torn between Rooted in Nature and Sailing Home. In the end I decided on this Sailing Home masculine card using ink blending – I hope you like it!

Stampin' Up! Sailing Home masculine card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s Make It… Sailing Home Masculine Card

Start with a (standard A6) card base created from Misty Moonlight cardstock. This is followed by a layer of Whisper White cardstock measuring 10 x 14.4 cm. Emboss the Whisper White layer using the Old World Paper 3D Embossing Folder. I have further distressed the edges using a distressing tool. If you don’t have a distressing tool, you can achieve a similar effect using the blade of a paper of scissors (please be careful if using this method). Add extra interest to the Whisper White layer by splattering ink onto it using the Misty Moonlight, Crumb Cake and Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write Markers. To do this, remove the cap from the brush tip end, place the brush tip just inside the cap and flick against the inside edge of the cap.

Stampin' Up! Sailing Home masculine card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Trim a piece of Shimmery White cardstock to 6.4 x 9.8 cm. Use a Sponge Brayer to blend from Misty Moonlight to Crumb Cake to Mossy Meadow. Spritz water onto the surface using a Stampin’ Spritzer and dab with a piece of tissue to lift some of the ink. Cut a length of Misty Moonlight ribbon and adhere to the back of this Shimmery White layer using Tear & Tape. Stamp the sentiment (I used ‘Happy Birthday’ from the Framed For You Stamp Set) in Misty Moonlight ink onto Whisper White cardstock. Cut out using the Tasteful Labels Dies and adhere to the back of the Shimmery White layer.

Stampin' Up! Sailing Home masculine card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Stamp the lighthouse in Misty Moonlight ink, the compass in Crumb Cake ink and the anchor in Mossy Meadow ink and cut out using the coordinating Smooth Sailing Dies (the compass requires a circle punch or die – I used the Stitched Shapes Dies). Adhere these elements as shown.

What do you think to my Sailing Home masculine card?

I hope you enjoyed finding out how to make this Sailing Home masculine card. This is a great colour combination for nature-type images and scenes. I’m definitely going to make a version of this card using the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set too!

If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Would you like to create this card? You can purchase any of the supplies used (or any other current Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual product links below. 

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Happy crafting, h x

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How to make a Family Party Birthday Card

Hello and welcome to Week 2 of my Stampin’ Up! Misty Moonlight Colour Challenge. This week’s colour combination is Misty Moonlight, Balmy Blue and Petal Pink. I’m going to show you how to make a Family Party Birthday Card.

Stampin' Up! Family Party Birthday Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s Make It… Family Party Birthday Card

Start with a (standard A6) card base created from Misty Moonlight cardstock. Follow this with a layer of Whisper White cardstock measuring 10 x 14.4 cm. This will form the card front.

Stampin' Up! Family Party Birthday Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Onto the card front, stamp the presents from the Stampin’ Up! Family Party Stamp Set in both Petal Pink and Balmy Blue ink. Add the decorations and bows by stamping in Misty Moonlight ink. Fill any unwanted white-space by stamping the star cluster in Misty Moonlight ink.

Stampin' Up! Family Party Birthday Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Stamp the sentiment onto Petal Pink cardstock in Misty Moonlight ink. I have used the ‘Happy Birthday’ sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Pallet Thoughts Stamp Set. Cut out the sentiment using the banner from the Stampin’ Up! Tasteful Labels Dies. Cut another banner from Balmy Blue cardstock and layer these together. Adhere the banners to the card front using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

What do you think to my Family Party Birthday Card?

I hope you enjoyed finding out how to make this Family Party Birthday Card. Misty Moonlight is still my favourite of the 2020-2022 In Colours and I think it looks great combined with Balmy Blue and Petal Pink. I’m sure I’ll be using this colour combination again in the near future.

If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Would you like to create this card? You can purchase any of the supplies used (or any other current Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual product links below. 

If you don’t have a copy of the current Stampin’ Up! Catalogues, you can request them here.

Don’t forget…

For all orders between £20 and £99, add the Host Code to receive a FREE gift from me next month. To find the current Host Code and how to use it, click here – simply copy this code and paste when prompted in my online shop

For orders of £99/129€ or more, why not purchase the fully customisable Starter Kit and get £130/175€ worth of supplies for just £99/129€? Find out more here. This offer is even better throughout September as you will receive two FREE Stamp Sets, a pack of Rhinestones and some pre-cut card kits!

Happy crafting, h x

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SU Stitched Stars Birthday Card

Hello and welcome! I’ve got a fun, bright, cheerful card for you today – just what we need right now! This is a card I created for a Colour INKspiration colour challenge. You can find out more about these challenges on the Facebook page. The colour combination for the challenge was: Daffodil Delight, Call Me Clover, Gorgeous Grape, Melon Mambo and Mango Melody – wow!

I decided to use the Stampin’ Up! Stitched Stars Dies and Label Me Bold Stamp Set.

If you would prefer to watch me make the card simply scroll to the end of this blog post where you can watch my video tutorial.

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Mango Melody cardstock and this is followed by a layer of Melon Mambo cardstock and a layer of Whisper White cardstock.

The Stitched Stars Dies are used to cut out a piece of cardstock in each of the challenge colours – Daffodil Delight, Call Me Clover, Gorgeous Grape, Melon Mambo and Mango Melody. These are all adhered to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

The ‘Happy Birthday’ sentiment from the Label Me Bold Stamp Set is stamped three times onto Whisper White cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The sentiments are cut out using Paper Snips and adhered to three of the stars using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

What do you think? It’s a great colour combination, isn’t it?! If you have any questions or comments please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Would you like to make this card? You can purchase any of the items used (or any other Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual links below. You’ll head straight to my online shop.

Happy crafting, h x

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See A Silhouette Card

Hello and welcome to my blog! Today I would like to share with you a card I created for a Sketch Challenge. The sketch is shown below. If you would like to find out more about these challenges, see the other entries or join in, you can visit the CAS(E) this Sketch website here.

I decided to use the Stampin’ Up! See A Silhouette Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the Label Me Bold Stamp Set. Here is my project…

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Whisper White Thick cardstock. This is followed by a slightly smaller layer of Poppy Parade cardstock and a smaller again layer of the See A Silhouette DSP.

I have cut two pieces of the DSP using the Stitched Rectangle Dies and these are adhered to the left hand side of the card using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

The sentiment is stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed using White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I have also heat embossed a few of the pattern stamps from the same stamp set. The sentiment piece is cut out using the Stitched Rectangle Dies and adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

This is such a quick and simple card to create but the bright colours of the See A Silhouette DSP really give it a fun and cheerful feel.

If you have any questions or comments please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

If you would like to purchase any of the items used (or any other Stampin’ Up! products), simply click here or on the individual links below and you’ll head straight to my online shop.

Happy crafting, h x

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The content of this Blog, Youtube video, website, or other internet, or written, medium is the sole responsibility of Helen Chapman as an Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator (UK) and the use of and content of classes, services or products offered is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!® My original designs are displayed for your enjoyment and inspiration. Please do NOT use any of my original designs for publication, contests or anything that may be in competition with me or Stampin’ Up!®