Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Happy Birthday | Photo Tutorial

Hello friends!
I'm back to blogging finally and I have lots of cards to share. Today I'm sharing one of the two cards I made for my DT post at Pretty Paper Studio. The July challenge at PPS is- Black, White & a splash of Colour. Here is my card based on this theme. I have a tutorial to share as well on how I made each of them!


Step 1 – Take a piece of white cardstock measuring 4 1/4 inches by 5 and 1/2. Emboss the cardstock piece using the Cuttlebug A2 Embossing Folder/Border Set: Kaleidoscope by running it through your Sizzix Big Shot Machine. As you can see, I have not embossed the full piece but done it only a bit more than half the piece, leaving some space on the top half of the card for my sentiment and the focal images.

Step 2 – Now it’s time to make the focal of your card. I picked up the Paper Smooches Clear Stamps 4″X6″ – Botanicals 3 set and stamped and fussy cut my images. I stamped the flowers using the ColorBox Pigment Mini Ink Pad Canary and the leaves using Versafine Onyx Black ink pad.

Step 3 – Now, either you can die-cut a paper lace or punch out using Border Punches. I have used the Cheery Lynn designs- Anastasia Border to die-cut a black coloured border for my card.

Step 4 – I decided to go with a ‘Happy birthday’ sentiment for my card. I stamped my sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black ink. The stamp set is from Hero Arts- Find Joy set.

Step 5– And here’s how the finished card looks like. It’s super simple and very easy to create. I have popped up the flowers and leaves on foam dots to give it a bit of dimension

I am entering this card in the following challenge :
Paru's Cardmaking Challenge : Birthday Card /Tag
Simon Says Stamp - Flaura /Fauna
STAMPlorations CAS challenge.
Cut it Up- Anything Goes

I hope you like my card and tutorial. Do leave me your comments/suggestions I would love to hear from you :)


  1. Very eye catching card. It has right amount of color pop with black and white color co-ordination.

  2. Such a BEAUTIFUL card Hussena!!! I just love the elegance of it!!! Thanks so much for playing Paru’s Card Making Challenges

  3. These are fantastic card Hussena ! Different from your trademark soft and shabby chic style..I loved the modern look n trendy colors ! I am totally loving your card with stamping !

  4. Beautiful, such lovely arranging of the flowers!

  5. This is such a pretty card and I love the black and yellow color combination. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

    Cathie ♥

  6. Gorgeous card!! Love the colors on this card and the details!!!

  7. Fantastic color combination. Yellow looks so fresh with black and white. I love your gorgeous card.

    Thanks for celebrating our 100th post with us at Cut it Up!


  8. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up, good luck!!! Amy DT

  9. Very pretty! I love your color choices!

  10. How beautiful! Love the step by step photos! Thanks for joining us at the stamplorations cas challenge!