Number of Years – Happy Birthday

Welcome back!  Another Birthday card for you.  A friend is about to celebrate…

I have combined Use your Stuff (#477) with the Paper Players (#627) colors for the Freshly Made (#573) sketch.

Here is the result:



  • Case Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Balmy Blue cardstock.
  • Background Panel: (5¼” x 4”) Shimmery White cardstock dry-embossed with the Hive 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Striped Cross Panel: (5¼” x 3”) Shimmery White cardstock.
    • The panel was water-colored with the Wide-Tipped Water Painter Brush using Crumb Cake ink in the center, So Saffron ink on either side, Balmy Blue ink next to and Petal Pink on the edges.
    • Once dry, the sentiment, the number of years…, from the retired Number of Years stamp set was stamped with 2nd Generation (stamped-off once) Soft Suede ink.
    • The sentiment was boxed in and dry-embossed using the (3¼” x 1¼”) Stitched Rectangle die from the Stitched Rectangles Dies set and the Big Shot Embossing Mats.
    • Emphasis was added to the Rectangle, by adding a water-color outline with Crumb Cake ink using the Fine-Tipped Water Painter Brush.
    • The sentiment, Happy Birthday, from the same stamp set was added below the Rectangle with Balmy Blue ink.
    • The bottom edge of the painted panel was torn.
  • Numbers: Balmy Blue cardstock scrap.
    • The Numbers 4 and 2 were die-cut using the dies from the Alphabet a la Mode Dies set.

All elements were adhered to the card base to resemble the sketch

A soft colored card for a spring birthday.  I think she will like it.

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.

10 thoughts on “Number of Years – Happy Birthday

  1. Jolanda that sentiment is one of my favourites and I love how you created the faux-label on that awesome watercolour background. Thanks for playing with us over at The Paper Players this week!

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  2. This really turned out well using elements from 3 different challenges and bringing them together. Fantastic card! Thanks for playing along at Use Your Stuff and hope to see you play in our new challenge this week too! Tammy DT Co-ordinator

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