Hello Crafty friends,
I am Ranjitha Sathya. Hoping you are doing great. I am here with some quick, simple but unique birthday cards inspirations for you. As we are just entering the new year , we would always want to have a bunch of birthday cards ready to gift to our loved ones. So, today, I am here with some simple Zodiac themed card ideas for you.
Before going ahead with today’s post I would like to remind you that, the theme for our Monthly Challenge is “Celebrate Love”. It would be fun to see you join the challenge.
For today’s cards I am using the small stamps from Craftangles called”horoscopes”. These are very uniquely designed stamps which can be used in many ways.When I look at these stamps,they remind me of Mosaic and Stained Glass paintings. So, having this as my inspiration I am going to show you some cards.
For the first card, I cut out a watercolour paper slightly smaller than my A2 card base and I have gold heat embossed my image on to it. Then I am smooching some distress oxides inks on my work surface, spritzing it with some water and then smooched my entire card panel on to this. This gave a beautiful watercolour background . On to this I am adding a gold heat embossed sentiment. I then finished off my card by mounting this onto an A2 sized white card base.
For the second card, I wanted to give a stained glass look to my card. So, I stamped my image onto clear plastic and then coloured it using my alcohol markers. I cut out a window on a blue card and adhered my clear plastic sheet behind this blue panel such that the stamped image was centered behind the window. I then mounted this entire panel on to a top folding A2 card base and then finished it by adding a white heat embossed sentiment.
For the last card, I started with an A2 card base and then masked a horizontal band on the front. On this I blended some distress oxides ink through a craftangles stencil. I stamped fishes on watercolour paper and then coloured them with some watercolours. Added these stamped fishes on the front panel with foam adhesive and finished it by stamping a sentiment.
So these were my card inspirations for today. I have a detailed video tutorial for all these cards up on our channel. You can check it out here. Don’t forget to leave some love in the comments below. I would love to see you drop by.
Checkout the detailed video tutorial on birthday cards below
If you were inspired and would like to create similar cards, I’m sharing the list of supplies I used below. Hope you would find it useful.
CrafTangles cardstock 12″ by 12″ (300 gsm) Classic Smooth White
CrafTangles Photopolymer Stamps – Horoscopes – Pisces
CrafTangles Photopolymer Stamps – Horoscopes – Virgo
CrafTangles 6″x6″ Stencil – Art Deco
CrafTangles Photopolymer Stamps – Horoscopes – Libra
CrafTangles ink blending Brushes (Pack of 3 brushes)
I hope you liked today’s post and I was of some inspiration to you.
That is it for today. I will be back with some more card making ideas. Until then, happy crafting