Dimensional Floral Cards

Whenever I see those beautiful dimensional floral cards created with Prima Flowers on Pinterest, I get mesmerized. Dimension in card-making can take your projects to a whole new level. It is now possible to create similar dimensional flowers for your cards with the Spellbinders’ collection of dies that SUSAN TIERNEY-COCKBURN designed.

Hello Everyone!

Today I am sharing two cards I have created using the latest release THE WINTER GARDEN


Helleborous Birthday Card


Here is my card:

Focal Image

The main focus of this card are the flowers. I created these Helebrous flowers with the help of the HELLEBORUS (CHRISTMAS ROSE) ETCHED DIES FROM THE WINTER GARDEN COLLECTION BY SUSAN TIERNEY-COCKBURN.

I used light pink card-stock to cut out the petals, yellow for the stamen and two shades of greens for the leaves and the tiny petals between the five petals and the stamen. Those are called petals too right? Then, I added some Picked Raspberry Distressed Oxide ink around the edges to create visual dimension. After that, I shaped the flower petals with medium ball point stylus and the tiny petals with the handle of a small paint brush. I added the layers of the petals and stamens with Hot Glue Gun. The liquid glue wasn’t able to hold the petals in shape firmly.

The Background

My card here is a slimline card measuring 3 and a half inches by 8 and a half inches. At first, I cut out a piece of beige pattern paper for the background one quarter of inch smaller than my card base. I used Slimline layers die from Gina Marie to cut out rectangle borders, the wider one in pink and the thinner one in dark burgundy pattern papers. After that, I added the borders on foam tape in the center of the card front.


For the sentiment I stamped Birthday and Wishes in two separate strips of pink pattern papers. I used clear embossing ink to stamp and white embossing powder to emboss the sentiment. Then, I arranged them on one side of the rectangle border.


After I arranged the flowers and leaves on the left side of the card I used two small pieces of silver balls garland in a loop added with glue gun as an embellishment on my project.

My card is ready. What do you think of this dimensional floral card? Isn’t is as good as those prima cards on Pinterest?

Jasmine Christmas Card


This is how I used this die set.

Initially, I started by die cutting the flower and bud pieces with white and the leaves with green card-stock. Then, I added some dots around the center of the larger petal with Copic marker in Y04. I looked up jasmine photos on Google and noticed that they had yellow speckles in them.


For an interesting background, I used a white embossed panel, splattered some pearlescent green paint on it, then layered a craft card-stock. Furthermore, I cut out a fancy floral oval border with the help of the OVAL STITCH & BORDER- SMALL DIE OF THE MONTH. I added the border with foam tape on the embossed panel.

I started arranging the jasmine flowers on the left side of the oval. Bigger flowers towards the middle of the cluster and the buds and leaves towards the edges.


For the sentiment of this card I used the craft card-stock sentiment die cut from the SANTA’S FIREPLACE – LARGE DIE OF THE MONTH. The sentiment reads Merry Christmas.


To embellish my card I added some gold pearls on the center of the flowers in the border. Strategically, I was also able to hide the tiny foam tape pieces behind the shiny gold pearls.

Hope you found my post inspiring. Thank you for stopping by.


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Spellbinders’ Birthday Celebration Collection

Spellbinders is excited to celebrate their 20th Birthday with this Birthday Celebration Collection release.

Hello everyone!

Today I am sharing a few cards I created using some of the dies and stamps from the Birthday Celebration Collection.

Topsy Turvy Cake birthday cards


Here’s my first one:

First of all I took some pattern appears that coordinated each other very well. I love this rich color palette of pinks, beiges and dark blues with rose glitter gold card-stock.

I started by die cutting all the pieces of the cakes in all these different pattern papers. The cake pieces have stars, diamond, stripes and circles cutouts in them. I added rose gold glitter card-stock pieces behind them .

Then I arranged the pieces of all the cakes starting from the largest in the bottom. All five cakes fit onto a slimline card front.

I decided to create another card in a regular A2 size.

For this one I used only three cakes.


I stamped and embossed these sentiments with rose gold glitter embossing powder to match my rose gold glitter card-stock.

Here are the two cards together:

Baloon Animal Cards

I created two balloon animal cards. These cards feature the BALLOON PARTY ANIMAL ETCHED DIES FROM THE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS COLLECTION

Here’s my first one in a girly color palette.

This die was my favorite of this release. Because of the cuteness of it and also the ease of being able to create beautiful card with just one impactful focal image in the front.

Like always, I started by die cutting the pieces of this animal balloon with dark pink card-stock. This die has holes in them so you can stencil the highlights through the dies to create dimension to these balloons.

For the background I took a beautiful floral pattern paper and covered the card front with it. After that, I took a white piece of card-stock and embossed it using the PARTY SPOTS EMBOSSING FOLDER FROM THE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS COLLECTION.

Before I embossed the white panel I had stamped a Happy Birthday sentiment on it with black ink.


Here’s another one in a slightly more gender neutral color.

I die cut the ballon parts in teal color card-stock. Instead of adding the stenciled highlights on this one, I added a little white gel pen lines to suggest highlights.

The background is pattern paper with gold foiled stars. I popped up a panel of embossed piece of white card-stock leaving a quarter inch border.

For the sentiment of this card I stamped and embossed the sentiment on a piece of the same teal cardstock with white embossing powder.

Here are two cards side by side:

Which one is your favorite?

Slider Greetings Card

I had so much fun creating this one. It is an interactive card. I used PICK YOUR GREETING SLIDER ETCHED DIES FROM THE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS COLLECTION for this one.

There is the pull tab on the left side of this card which can be moved so the arrow that says UR slides up and down pointing to each words on the right.

You could guess this one is in more masculine color theme.

I die-cut all the pieces with three different pattern papers that go with each other very well.

I glued an opposite color piece of paper behind the cutout words to create contrast.

There is other dies available which have the additional elements that you could add on this card. SLIDER BAR ACCENTS ETCHED DIES FROM THE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS COLLECTION. I didn’t use that one here today.

If you’re interested in buying the whole THE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS BUNDLE FROM THE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS COLLECTION, here is the link:

Hope this inspired you. Thank you for visiting.


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50th Birthday Card / The Flower Challenge #68 Reminder

Hello everyone!

Today I am here with a 50th birthday card as a reminder for The Flower Challenge #68. Our theme this month is “Use A Number “

Here’s my take on it.


I started my background with the Radiant Burst embossing folder from Spellbinders. Centering the burst towards the top left side is intentional as I was planning to have my focal image there. A little splatter of pearlescent metallic watercolor adds a touch of artistic look.

50th birthday card with altenew mini flower cluster die


This time my focus isn’t just one element. As The Flower Challenge requires flower as the main focus, I have used the Altenew Mini Flower die to create this flower cluster and leaves around it. I also have the pattern paper square cut with one of the Hemstitch Squares die from Spellbinders behind the flower. And of course to fit in the theme, I used a die cut number which says 50.

Most of the time I have a color palette already decided. But sometimes I just pick a pattern paper I want to use and then think of what other colors look good with it. This is what I did for this particular project.


The sentiment is the number itself. 50 could be a birthday or anniversary.


Spellbinders Hemstitch Square

Altenew Mini Flower Cluster

Random Number Die

Spellbinders Radiant Burst Embossing Folder


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Gel Printing / Creating Masculine Cards

Is it just me or all card-makers struggle when you have to create masculine cards? I love flowers and love adding flowers on cards but when it comes to creating cards for men, it is always a challenge. Today I am sharing three masculine cards I created using one sheet of gel print. I have so many birthdays in April and most of them are men/ boys. So I needed a bunch of masculine birthday cards.

The other day my I had a fun crafty time with my friend Natasha Vacca. I made a bunch of gel prints.

I loved how the one with black white and silver acrylic paint turned out . It also picked a little specks of leftover gold paint from the previous gel prints.

Even though I didn’t add layers of prints or use any stencils on this one, this print was perfect as a background for masculine cards.

First Card

For my first card I cut out a 4 inches by 5 and a quarter inches piece. Matted this piece with a black card-stock slightly bigger still leaving a white border around the card front.


Even though my main focus was the gel print background, I wanted to make this card more interesting. I used Tim Holtz Uppercase Alphabet dies to cut the word HAPPY in light gray, dark gray and black. Arranged these starting with the lightest happy on top and and darkest in the bottom in ombré gradient manner.

I then added it on a strip of vellum because adding it directly on the gel print wouldn’t make these letters show as much. I then wrapped the vellum around the gel print piece and secured it with scotch tape at the back.


The word HAPPY already started the sentiment. I stamped the word birthday with Versalark ink on a dark grey card-stock piece and embossed it with silver embossing powder. This was Mega Label Love stamp from Altenew. Carefully cut around the stamped and embossed sentiment with the help of scissors leaving a slim border.

Then added the word Birthday on the lower left side of my card front to complete my sentiment. I sent this card to my son whose birthday was on the 10th of April.

Second card

For my second card I cut out a piece that measures 3 and 3 quarter by 4 and a half . Matted this piece with black card-stock leaving a slim border.


For this card my focus is the big bold sentiment die cut. This one is called Chunky Birthday from Simon Says Stamp. This die cuts the birthday word, the outline and also a shadow layer . I cut the shadow and the word from the gel print and the outline with a black card-stock.


I needed something to complete my birthday sentiment so I stamped and embossed a sentiment from The Ton Stamps that says wishing you a happy birthday but I masked off the birthday as I already had the die cut birthday.

I added the die cut word in the middle of the card a little towards the bottom so I could fit my sentiment strip above it. And this completed my second card.

I sent this card to my brother whose birthday was on the 15 th.

Third Card

After I made 2 cards and die cut the birthday word out of the gel print I had made I still had a strip left that was enough to make another card .

For this card I just had a strip which was not enough to cover the whole card front like my first two cards. So I added a white embossed piece behind it. The 3 and 3 quarter inches by 4 and a half inches white cardstock piece is embossed using Altenew. Embossing folder. I matted this piece with slightly larger black cardstock leaving a small border like I usually do.


I had leftover outline layer of the birthday die cut which I used in black on my previous card. I die-cut the word again from black cardstock and used up the leftover outline piece.

Then I had this happy already stamped and embossed in my sentiment strip collection.

I added the matted embossed piece with liquid glue but the gel print piece with foam tape and added the sentiment with liquid glue on top of the gel print.

This completed my card. I was so glad to be able to create a bunch of masculine cards with just one print.

Hope this inspired you to create these simple gel prints and create backgrounds on masculine cards.



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Fun Floral Card / The Flower Challenge #65

Fun floral cards are always my favorite. This month’s theme for our challenge at The Flower Challenge #65 is ”Occasions”

Hello everyone!

Every month at The Flower challenge our designers create inspirations for the month’s challenge. This month our theme is “Occasions”. I have chosen Birthday as the occasion for my card, since Birthday Cards are the most I send out. And who doesn’t love a fun floral card?

Here’s my take on today’s inspiration project.

Fun floral card 1


For the main focus of my card today I created a fun cluster of flowers with the help of Spellbinders Be Bold Blooms. I used the colors mustard yellow ,light brown ,black and white for my flowers and green for the leaves.

One of the Rifle Paper Co. prints I had seen on Pinterest inspired the color scheme for todays card and these floral dies also looked like them.


For the background of my card, I picked a dry embossed panel with a black mat and a white border around it. This embossing folder is by spellbinders and this is one of the Embossing Folder of the month subscription. This embossing folder is large so you can even create a slimline panel with it.


For the sentiment, I picked this beautiful word die from Spellbinders which is called Yana’s Layered Script Sentiment. As the occasion I chose was Birthday, this die was perfect. I just love the font of these intricate dies. The strip on top that says it’s your is a part one of an old Simon Says Stamp sentiment stamp.

At last, I finished my card. So, if you are inspired by this card come and join us at The Flower Challenge and post your link.



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