Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Mixed Up Birthday

Hey everyone, I'm back today with a mixed up birthday card. Why do I call it mixed up? I call it that because I used a lot of different products and I wasn't sure it was going to work out. My biggest concern was if the delicate flower would work with the bold stenciled background. I am pleased to say I really like it! My encouragement to everyone is to play and try new things because you never know how it will turn out.



I started by creating the background with the mixed up stencil(SNSS) and inks from Concord and 9th(ballet slipper, sprout and sea glass). I die cut the panel, matted with another panel inked along the edges with sea glass and wrapped some white twine along the edge. I used the same ink along with the shiplap background on the white card base and attached the panel to it. 

I stamped the images and birthday sentiment with VersaFine Claire Nocturne ink on white cardstock. I colored the flower and leaves with sea glass and ballet slipper ink. I wasn't happy with the color of the flower, so I went over it with an alcohol marker from Altenew(coral berry). I fussy cut the images and glued them to the stenciled panel. I trimmed down the sentiment strip and attached to the front with foam tape. Finally, I stamped the word happy directly on the background and added three colored dots to finish it off.

Supplies from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps:

Mixed Up Stencil 

Shiplap Background 

Encouraging Peonies

 Sentimental Mash-up


This post linked to:

Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

AAA Birthday: Game #37 Let's Party  

Tic Tac Toe Challenge: #161 Layers, Bow, Floral

The Four Seasons Challenge: May Anything Goes Spring 

The Card Concept: #175 May Flowers I was inspired by the flowers and pink colors in the photo to created my mixed media card.


I hope you enjoyed today's card and thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Hey, Karen. I like to read bios and enjoyed reading yours. For my mother she was the only girl and had 5 brothers. She was the oldest. She said it was fun because when a new baby was born she used to dress them up in girl's clothes like they were her baby doll. They were all close knit too. That was many years ago.

    Your card is beautiful. I love that you mixed it up. The flower is gorgeous and stands out. I like that my eyes were able to move fluidly over the card. Thank you for joining us at The Four Seasons Challenge. Bunny designer for The Four Seasons Challenge

  2. Classically beautiful. Love your combo of products and colour choices. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

  3. What an AWESOME card, Karen. Your art always inspires me and makes me smile. Of course, I'd LOVE to have you share with us at Word Art Wednesday as well.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Card Concept and please join us again soon.
    Karen L, DT
    The Card Concept