Hi everyone! So happy to be hoppin’ again with the Krew. This month’s theme is “Happy Birthday” and I used some great pieces from the Expressions in Ink suite to create my card. 

To start out, I used a whisper white card base and adhered a panel of Pale Papya from the 2021-2022 In colors DSP. Next I matted a piece of the beautiful expresssions in ink DSP on Whisper White and placed those in the center of my card front. This is definitely a card where I let the beautiful paper do most of the work. 

To make the leaf decoration, I used the artistic dies and cut it out of vellum. Since vellum is pretty transparent I brushed a bit of soft succulent ink on the back and let that dry. Next I brushed wink of stella on the front of the vellum, and let that dry. 

While that was drying, I took a piece of Fresh Freesia card stock and cut the ticket shape from the Bloom dies. Since I don’t have the Fresh Freesia inkpad, I used a little trick, I stamped my birthday sentiment from the Simply Elegant stamp set in Versamark ink. This makes it appear as if I used the in color ink, but really it just makes the stamped area a darker tone of whatever card stock you are stamping on. 

To put it all together, I used very small glue dots (like the ones that come in a paper pumpkin kit) on the vellum leaves in areas that the ink was heaviest. I used Stampin Dimensionals for the Fresh Freesia sentiment, and the layers of the card were adhered with liquid glue. 

Thank you for stopping by and taking a look at my card! I know you will also enjoy the rest of the Krew’s creations so be sure to check them out as well! 

  1. Jaimie Babarczy
  2. Tara Carpenter
  3. Leslie Larkin
  4. Karen Finkle
  5. Jillian Good
  6. Karen Ksenzakovic
  7. Donna Leonard
  8. Sue Prather
  9. Mary Deatherage
  10. Akiko Sudano
  11. Amy Koenders