Artfully Layered – Birthday Wishes

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Several challenges are related to this style of cardmaking this week.

Sketch: CAS Colours & Sketches (#462); for Subject Theme: Paper Players (#583) and Colors or lack thereof, Double Trouble (#106) partnering with Use Your Stuff (#444).

Here is the result:



  • Card Base: (7” x 6” scored at 3½”) Basic White cardstock.
  • Card Front: (5¾” x 3¼”) Basic White cardstock.
    • The Blooms were added in the lower right corner.
    • Using a Blending Brush and the Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks, the image was created.
    • First Mask: a soft brush of Smoky Slate ink for the Leaves.  Tonally this color works with the slight grayness of the light purple color.
    • Second Mask: a soft brush of Highland Heather ink for the Floral base.
    • Third Mask: a deeper brush with Gorgeous Grape ink for the Floral detail.
    • The sentiment, Happiest Birthday Wishes, from the Artfully Layered stamp set was added with Highland Heather ink.

The card front was then popped up over the card base with Foam Adhesive Strips, completing the card.

A quick and easy, yet beautiful slim-line floral birthday card using only shades of one color.

Thanks for spending some more of your time with me today.   Cheers,  Jolanda!

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Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

12 thoughts on “Artfully Layered – Birthday Wishes

  1. Jolanda, what a pretty card! A great take on our Double Trouble “Less is More” challenge!! You did a wonderful job blending the two shades of purple! Thank you so much for sharing your creative talents and card with us!!! -Donna


  2. I have to add to my stash the stencil layering masks, they are so pretty and certainly a nice way of layering the different shades and colors. Beautiful card and thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and Use Your Stuff.


  3. Such a pretty and modern card, Jolanda. I love the floral cluster and shades of purple and gray. Thanks so very much for playing with us this week at The Paper Players! A great design!


  4. I’m in love with these stencils – and purple is a favourite of line too, so double bonus! A super sweet slimline Jolanda; Thanks for sharing with us over at CAS Colours & Sketches and Paper Players this week!


  5. Beautiful card, Jolanda! I love the soft colors and the clever way you used the masking technique. Thank you for playing along with us at Double Trouble Challenge #106.


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