Hello!  I have a clean and simple boy’s birthday card tutorial to share with you today using stamps and die combo set from MFT Stamps with Copic coloring and ink blending technique.  My little boy turned 10 over the weekend.  Happy birthday, my dear sweet boy!  For his card, I combined the A Hop, Flip, & A Jump stamp & die combo set with cupcakes and present from Bitty Bears set.  Colored with Copic markers.  Then, I wrote in number 10 with a fine tip black pen.  The background was created using an ink blending technique with distress oxide inks. I really LOVE these inks!  The texture is like makeup.  Easy to get a full coverage blending.  I heat embossed the sentiment in white.

Card Tutorial – Hurray!  It’s Your Birthday!

Please see below for the tutorial.  The supplies are listed first, follow by the instruction.

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  1. Create a 4×6 size folded card base with white cardstock.
  2. Cut out a 4×6 panel in white cardstock.  Ink blend the background, leaving some white area to separate the sky from the ground.  TIP:  I used a circular motion to ink blend the sky and side-to-side strokes for the ground.  See Supplies section for the distress oxide inks combo.  
  3. Dust the panel entirely with anti-static powder first. This helps keep embossing powder from sticking onto the rest of the cardstock.  Stamp and heat emboss the sentiment in white.  Watch THIS VIDEO for help on how to heat emboss with ink blending. 
  4. Secure the inked background panel to the card front.
  5. Stamp, color, and cut out the images.  Secure them to the card panel with foam tapes.

Christina Hor

Christina is a mother of three, a card maker and a self-taught artist who loves to spread joy and kindness to others through handmade cards and arts. In 2015, Christina joined a group of Heart Center nurses at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) to bring comfort to bereaved parents with personalized, handmade sympathy cards and discovered the deep impact a handmade card can have on the babies’ families, helping them to grieve in a healthy way. Wanting to spread smiles and hope to other heart patients and their families at NCH, on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2016, with the assistance of several fellow crafters, Christina launched the first winter-themed holiday card drive on her hobby blog Christina Hor Designs and Cards for Little Hearts (formerly known as Hug a Heart) was founded. Christina resides in Ohio with her husband Kan (Pediatric Cardiologist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital), two daughters and son.

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