Saturday, 6 February 2016

Stamped Birthday Cards

Hi all

Today I'm going to share some birthday cards I made as samples for Docrafts to be shown on the Home Shopping Network in the US to promote their new 'Creativity Essentials' stamp sets
Now I'm not really a card maker. Or a stamper... But I'll give anything a go! (I find stamping too messy and fiddly...)

So to start with I picked my favourite from the stamps I had been sent to use. The A5 Steampunk background! I wanted to keep this simple as the background is do detailed so I stamped a sentiment from the 'Birthday Verses' set, along with a frame in gold. I went over the frame with my gold Sharpie because it didn't stand out very much. I then drew around the outside edge of the frame stamp on brown metallic paper, cut it out, and then mounted the sentiment onto it. I then coloured in bits of the image with my Sharpie.

This next card feels a bit more scrapbook-y. Whoops... With this I used the 'Musicality' background stamp and rubbed a red ink pad over the roses. I fussy cut some 'Musicality Icons' out and layered them up with a birthday sentiment.

And finally a stepper-type card. I didn't follow a template for this, just looked at a ready made one and worked out the measurements. I used the 'Floral Icons' stamp set on pastel pink paper in pink ink as a background. I then added 'Butterflies' and a sentiment in black and then finished with fussy cut butterflies. 

Thanks for stopping by!
Emily xx


  1. A lovely batch of creations. I especially like the way you've picked out details in gold on the first card.

  2. Hello Emily, These are all fabulous, love the backgrounds on them all and the colours.


  3. Love them all - and my hubby would like the first one