Hey Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Fans! Katelyn Grosart here and I’m excited to be sharing with you my Spring themed project. Spring has arrived here on the coast and the flowers are starting to bloom. So, with Spring in mind, I set out to create my project. By using a variety of dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs and ink from Ranger Ink, I was able to create this beautiful Happy Birthday Card. You’ll want to grab a cup of your favourite beverage as I share with you how to recreate my Happy Birthday Card at home.Happy Birthday card designed by Katelyn Grosart featuring Elizabeth Craft Designs and Ranger | Creative Scrapbooker MagazineTo start, place the 4” Dashing Rectangle die from Elizabeth Craft Designs on a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock also from Elizabeth Craft Designs. Ink the edges of the rectangle piece using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam from Ranger Ink.Step by step to create a birthday card featuring Elizabeth Craft Designs and Ranger | Creative Scrapbooker MagazinePlace the 4 1/2” Dashing Rectangle die from Elizabeth Craft Designs on a piece of patterned paper from the Butterfly Dream Paper Pack also from Elizabeth Craft Designs. Ink the edges of the rectangle piece using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam from Ranger Ink.Step by step to create a birthday card featuring Elizabeth Craft Designs and Ranger | Creative Scrapbooker MagazineTake the small and medium sized butterflies out of the Butterfly Flourish Die package from Elizabeth Craft Designs. Die cut the butterflies out of White Soft Finish Cardstock from Elizabeth Craft Designs. Repeat the previous step, but this time only die cut the small butterfly.Step by step to create a birthday card featuring Elizabeth Craft Designs and Ranger | Creative Scrapbooker MagazineDie cut the Flourished Frame Die from Elizabeth Craft Designs out of White Soft Finish Cardstock also from Elizabeth Craft Designs. Blend Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink over the entire frame using a blending tool with foam from Ranger Ink.Step by step to create a birthday card featuring Elizabeth Craft Designs and Ranger | Creative Scrapbooker MagazineDie cut the Happy Birthday Die from Elizabeth Craft Designs out of White Soft Finish Cardstock also from Elizabeth Craft Designs. Blend Worn Distress Oxide Ink as well as Picked Raspberry Distress Ink over the entire word using a blending tool with foam from Ranger Ink.Step by step to create a birthday card featuring Elizabeth Craft Designs and Ranger | Creative Scrapbooker MagazineTake the medium leaf out of the package from the Trio of Leaves die from Elizabeth Craft Designs. Place the medium leaf on a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock from Elizabeth Craft Designs and run it through your die cutting machine. Repeat the previous step until you have five leaves. On two of the leaves, blend Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Ink using a blending tool with foam from Ranger Ink. On the other three leaves, blend Forest Moss Distress Oxide Ink using a blending tool with foam from Ranger Ink. Step by step to create a birthday card featuring Elizabeth Craft Designs and Ranger | Creative Scrapbooker MagazineDie cut the small centers for the flowers found in the Small Flower Set Die from Elizabeth Craft Designs out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock also from Elizabeth Craft Designs. Die cut the large centers for the flowers found in the Large Flower Set Die from Elizabeth Craft Designs out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock also from Elizabeth Craft Designs. Using a black Scribble Stick from Ranger Ink, water and a paintbrush, colour the centers for the flowers.Step by step to create a birthday card featuring Elizabeth Craft Designs and Ranger | Creative Scrapbooker MagazineFrom the Large Flower Set Die from Elizabeth Craft Designs, choose two large flowers. Die cut one of the large flowers six times out of White Soft Finish Cardstock from Elizabeth Craft Designs. Die cut the other large flower four times out of White Soft Finish Cardstock from Elizabeth Craft Designs. For the six matching large flowers, blend Tattered Rose Distress Oxide Ink using a blending tool with foam from Ranger Ink over the entire surface of each flower. For the four matching large flowers, blend Picked Raspberry Distress Ink using a blending tool with foam from Ranger Ink over the entire surface of each flower. From the Small Flower Set Die from Elizabeth Craft Designs, choose two small flowers. Die cut one of the small flowers twice out of White Soft Finish Cardstock from Elizabeth Craft Designs. Die cut the other small flower four times out of White Soft Finish Cardstock from Elizabeth Craft Designs. For the two matching small flowers, blend Tattered Rose Distress Oxide Ink using a blending tool with foam from Ranger Ink over the entire surface of each flower. For the four matching small flowers, blend Picked Raspberry Distress Ink using a blending tool with foam from Ranger Ink over the entire surface of each flower.Step by Step for creating a birthday card featuring Elizabeth Craft Designs and Ranger | Creative Scrapbooker MagazineNow it’s time for assembly.
Adhere the 4” dashing rectangle to the 4 1/2” patterned paper dashing rectangle. Adhere the Flourished Frame to the 4” dashing rectangle.Step by step to create a birthday card featuring Elizabeth Craft Designs and Ranger | Creative Scrapbooker MagazineAdhere the Happy Birthday sentiment to the middle of the of the flourished frame.Step by step to create a birthday card featuring Elizabeth Craft Designs and Ranger | Creative Scrapbooker MagazineAdhere the corresponding flowers and centers for the flowers together. In the top right hand corner of the flourished frame, adhere one of the leaves, a large tattered rose flower, two small picked raspberry flowers and the medium butterfly.Happy Birthday card designed by Katelyn Grosart featuring Elizabeth Craft Designs and Ranger | Creative Scrapbooker MagazineOn the left hand side of the flourished frame, adhere four leaves,  the two large tattered rose flowers, the two large picked raspberry flowers, the small tattered rose flower and the two small butterflies.Happy Birthday card designed by Katelyn Grosart featuring Elizabeth Craft Designs and Ranger | Creative Scrapbooker MagazineTo finish the card, cut a cardbase that measures 4 1/2” x 11 1/2”, score at 5 3/4”. Happy Birthday card designed by Katelyn Grosart featuring Elizabeth Craft Designs and Ranger | Creative Scrapbooker MagazineThanks for taking the time to check out my blog post. I hope that my Happy Birthday Card has inspired you to make your own at home.

Supplies Used:

  • Elizabeth Craft Designs: Joset Designs – Large Flower Set, Joset Designs – Small Flower Set, Joset Designs – Trio of Leaves, A Way with Words – Happy Birthday, A Way with Words – Flourished Frame, A Way with Words – Butterfly Flourish, ModaScrap – Dashing Rectangles, ModaScrap – Butterfly Dream Paper Pack, White Soft Finish Cardstock
  • Ranger Ink: Distress Ink – Black Soot and Picked Raspberry, Distress Oxide Ink – Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick and Black Soot, Blending Tool with Foam and Scribble Sticks – Set #1
  • Tombow USA: Mono Multi Liquid Glue

You can find more of my work on my blog at: http://www.katelyngrosart.blogspot.ca
Happy Creating!

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