Color it up with cardstock! (two birthday card projects)

Cathy ZielskeCards, Tutorials15 Comments

It’s new release day at Simon Says Stamp and I have a few clean and simple birthday card projects to share with you that make cardstock the key to coloring your images.

I have a brand new stamp set and coordinating dies called Birthday Sweets.

Birthday cards are the type of card I need the most and I wanted to create a very clean and simple stamp set to cover some good birthday bases.

But even though I love these little images in the set, I’m not the worlds greatest colorer. My solution? Simple cardstock cupcakes with white embossing, and a little tone-on-tone coloring with coordination Copic markers.

Here’s the video showing you how I created the cards:

Thanks so much for watching!

I have another new stamp set out today which you’ll see in a card project tomorrow on my blog:

I have been wanting to create a basic sentiment collection in this minimal style to serve as an all purpose stamp set! There will be coordinating dies coming soon, to cut out the large sentiments. They just weren’t quite back from the manufacturer!

I also have a set of Mom & Dad word and shadow dies:

Speaking of Mom & Dad, the coordinating dies for my Parental Props stamps are now available, both by themselves and as a bundle:

And here are the coordinating dies by themselves:

Last but not least, for when you’re in the mood to party, a word/shadow dies combo:

Be sure to check out all of the wonderful new products in the Believe in You release! Click on the image below to see the full collection.

Note: check out the GORGEOUS card in the lower left using my Birthday Sweets stamps and dies! There are so many creative ways to go!


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Cathy ZielskeColor it up with cardstock! (two birthday card projects)

15 Comments on “Color it up with cardstock! (two birthday card projects)”

  1. #2
    Stacy A

    Love the new collections! It was funny because I got the email from Simon Says Stamp first, and I KNEW that was your sentiment set before I even saw your name on the package!

  2. #3
    Kelly B

    Always LOVE your rainbow cards! (Can’t resist a good rainbow.) The candle and stars card is simple and brilliant – love it!

  3. #5
    Sheri Kempke

    Lovely cards Cathy, and such great stamps you’ve designed! I love the rainbow ink blending on these cards, looks terrific!

  4. #6
    Patricia Wilson

    Love your cupcakes! I think I’m going to have to get me some of the Gina K card stock and ink. Beautiful blending and maybe I can grow up to be you!

  5. #7
    Leanne in Cali

    Oh I love the cards you made! The cupcake colors are fabulous and the candles came out really cute. Thanks for sharing your video and techniques!!

  6. #10
    Theresa Grdina

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the birthday set! I didn’t even realize YOU created it!! What a bonus!!! And my other favorite is the simple sentiments!! Two winners!! LOVE them both!!

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