Let’s Make This Abundant Beauty Birthday Card using Decorative Masks!
If you have friends or loved one with a Autumn birthday, then I highly recommend you make this Abundant Beauty Birthday Card for them. It’s got it all! Color, texture, pattern, and bows! Your recipient will love receiving this unique birthday card to celebrate their special Birthday!
Decorative Mask Technique
The first technique was to use Stampin’ Up!s Abundant Beauty Decorative Masks. I used the combination of Stampin’ Blends and Stampin’ Write Markers, followed by fussy cutting. You will love the easy clean up when you are finished with them. The strong plastic sheets are easily washable by running them under your faucet with warm water and patting try with a paper towel or even a facial tissue.
To create the 3 medium and small sunflowers was a 4 mask process, but the masks are easy to line up. You can hold them down with a little washi tape and keep on going.
Step 1: Start with the 3 sunflower mask. I attached mine to a piece of 6″ x 6″ Basic White cardstock. I used the Crushed Curry ink pad with a Blending Brush and swirled the ink within each petal. When I had the level of color I wanted, then I outlined each petal with the Stampin’ Write Crushed Curry Marker.
Step 2: Next replace the sunflower mask with the 3 plain circles mask. Again use washi tape to position the center circles in the sunflowers. Use a Blending Brush with Early Espresso ink for the first layer of the center.
Step 3: Again replace the center circle mask with the more intricate circle mask. Affix with washi tape. I used retired ink Cinnamon Cider and a Blending Brush to do the dotted centerpiece of the sunflowers. Go ahead and fussy cut out your sunflowers.
Step 4: On the scraps of the Basic White left over from the sunflower, you will need to stencil the middle pointing down leaf from the 4th mask using Mossy Meadow ink and another Blending Brush. Fussy cut that leaf out.
Abundant Beauty Decorative Masks
Die Cutting and Embossing Designer Series Paper Technique
The second technique was to combine three different pieces of retired Pumpkin Pie 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper and use two of the smallest of the Countryside Corners Dies to cut out the “geometric” pumpkins. Next place the pumpkin shapes inside the Distressed Tile 3D Embossing Folder and pass it through your die cutting machine. The result was this incredible texture as shown in the photo above.
Country Side Corners Dies
Distressed Tile 3D Embossing Folder
Images (c) Stampin’ Up!
Finishing the Card Prep
Your card base is Mossy Meadow cardstock cut 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2 ” and scored at 4 1/4″. The mottled gray layer comes from the Winter Meadow Designer Series Pape (DSP) package. Cut that at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere to the card base. Next cut a 5 1/4″ x 1″ piece of the gray hash marks paper from the Neutrals 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper. Affix that on top of the mottled gray at the lower edge as shown in the photo. Next you will stamp the vertical Happy Birthday from the So Sincere stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink about 1/2″ away from the right edge of the card on the gray mottled DSP.
Before we can assemble everything together you’ll need to use a scrap of Early Espresso cardstock and free-hand cut 3 stems for each pumpkin. Affix them behind each center top of the pumpkin.
Attach the stenciled leaf behind the medium sized sunflower as similarly shown in the photo.
Adhere the smallest pumpkin/stem flat to the right side of the card front about 3/8″ away from the stamped Happy Birthday. Adhere the largest of the small pumpkins in the center area laying flat. Using Dimensionals raise up the sunflower and leaf so it overlaps as shown in the photo. Add 3 (Gold) Neutral Adhesive Backed Sequins to the card front as shown. Finish with two Linen Thread bows held down with a glue dot.
For the inside of the card – cut Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and affix to the inside. From the Winter Meadow DSP same gray as on the card front you’ll need a 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ strip to adhere 1/16″ from the bottom edge of the inner Basic White piece. The third pumpkin is adhered flat to the left side with the smallest sunflower adhered flat as shown in the photo below.
It’s always a great idea to decorate your exterior envelope flap with a coordinating piece of Mossy Meadow from the Neutrals 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Papers. Cut 2 1/4″ x 6″, adhere and trim off any excess.
We are done! Now you can think about who will be the lucky recipient to receive this Birthday card from you. I hope it is someone very special to you!
The same shopping list of materials from the previous similar Thankful Card can be used for this card, too. Visit this shopping link.
Check out this card idea using more of the Abundant Beauty Decorative Masks HERE.
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