Card Making,  Crafting

Making my April Birthday Greetings

I’ve never been very good at getting my greeting cards sent out on time. In my childhood, I didn’t see it modelled as a priority, must do activity. So, as I’ve grown up, I’ve had to develop the habit of not just thinking about people and their life events, but working to explicitly reach out and connect with them, too.

Over the last couple of years, as I’ve become interested in card marking as a hobby, my friends’ and family’s birthdays have become a good motivator to make a fuss and do some creating in the craft room especially for them.

And today’s card for a special aunt is no exception.

My inspiration for this card was the lovely Beary Special stamp set from Maymay Made I’ve been signed up to Maymay’s International Heart Scripture Stamp Club since early 2020 and have loved building my collection with her thoughtful images and sentiments. In fact, the inside of my card feature’s her Birthday Blessings set, too.

Here inside the card I used Versafine Clair pigment inks in Glamorous, Verdant and Summertime. A row of bright polka dot washi tape from my stash completed the inside decoration.

Inside of card
Maymay made’s Beary Special stamp set

For my stamping on the front of the card, I used Memento Dye Ink in Tuxedo Black, and then coloured in the bear with alcohol markers. I have started to stamp and colour multiple images when I receive my new set from Maymay every month and then fussy (bubble) cut them and store them in the stamp pack so they’re ready to go when I need them for a card.

Dovecraft 3D Pearl Effects in Red, a few die cut hearts and a bit of washi tape (to ground the image) finished off the decoration. I used a silver pearlescent card base cut from an A4 Creative Papers card stock and rounded the corners of the card with the WeRMemoryKeepers corner chomper.

What about you?

Are you a card maker? Do you use Maymay’s stamps? Or, perhaps you have a special event in April and want help with a card for the occasion? I’d love to hear from you, share your thoughts below.