Birthday by Altenew


Hi readers! Happy Sunday! We’re so happy to welcome back guest designer Jennifer Rzasa to our blog today with a fresh take on Birthday card design using Altenew stamps! Read on for a write up on how you can create this beauty for yourself!


Good morning! This is Jennifer Rzasa, and today I’m sharing a card using Altenew stamps.  To start, I created an A2 sized side-folding card out of SSS black cardstock.  To prevent any shine along the fold, I creased it with my Teflon Bone Folder.  Next, I used a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock, cut just smaller than the front of the card, and embossed the woodgrain from Altenew’s Wood Pallet Background in white.  Since we will be watercoloring, you could also use watercolor paper.  The embossing acts as a resist, so the design shows through once watercolored!  I painted a free-form “blob” of color using my Cotman watercolors in shades of fuchsia, blue, and red.  The watercolor panel was then mounted to the card with foam tape.

I stamped my sentiment, from Altenew’s Birthday Greetings, onto white cardstock and die cut it with Circle Stax 1.  I also die cut a black and white striped patterned paper from Teresa Collins, and layered that on top of the first circle for added interest and contrast.  The circle was mounted to the card with foam tape.

To complete the card, I embossed “to a dear friend” (also from Birthday Greetings) onto a strip SSS black cardstock, and cut a notch in the end to form a banner.  For even more dimension, this strip was adhered with foam tape as well. Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my card, and a big thanks to Simon Says Stamp for inviting me over to their blog today!



Thanks so much for reading and thanks to Jennifer for this awesome Birthday card idea!!simongrabbag

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  1. Oh dear! this is not good. Just looking at this card and I had all of these other ideas of how to tweak this layout and get more designs for other cards!! Thanks for the inspiration! I think!! Lol!

  2. Such a pretty card, love the way the sentiment stands out in black and white over the soft colors.

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