Sunday, September 6, 2015

Mom’s Birthday Card

This week’s Simon Says Stamp Trio of Colors Monday Challenge and Simon Says Stamp Make it Colorful Wednesday Challenge immediately made me think of Tim Holtz’s beautiful September2015 tag. The vibrant colors he achieved using the alcohol inks made it a perfect match for these challenges. I don’t have alcohol ink cardstock but I couldn’t wait to try my alcohol inks so I used glossy photo paper. I hope you like the results.


  • surfaces: cardstock, vellum, glossy photo paper, shimmer sheetz
  • dies: sizzix tea cup 656549, sizzix flower, lily 658275, alphanumeric 660056, celebrate 660211, spellbinders elegant ovals s4-425
  • stamp & die sets: sizzix tea time 659056
  • stamps: stampendous mod hatter v077, hampton art Fabulous Stamp ps0535
  • punches: fiskars small butterfly
  • embellishments: fussy cut stamped images, ribbon, bead, mini brads
  • distress ink: worn lipstick, pumice stone, dusty concord
  • alcohol inks: wild plum, butterscotch, eggplant
  • metallic mixatives: pearl, gold, silver
  • ink: colorbox permanent ink
  • tools: mini ink blending tool, hole punch, scoreboard, bone folder, tonic shears, ruler, heat tool, magnetic platform, big shot machine
  • adhesives: scotch quick-dry adhesive, double sided tap
  • misc: distress micro-glaze, alcohol blending solution, stickles, removable tape, foam tape

It was so much fun playing with the alcohol inks and seeing the different results.

The tea cup is popped up with pieces of stacked foam tape. I wrapped the ribbon around Tim Holtz’s rule (1 ½” wide) to make the bow. The flowers are made with the base of the lily die and the smallest leaf. 

On the inside of the card I stamp the lady (mod hatter) and bowl (sizzix tea time) on cardstock, vellum and alcohol inked photo paper. Fussy cut/die cut all the images and layered them. The bowl is vellum layered over the alcohol inked photo paper and the purple cardstock bowl edges layered on top. I really enjoyed experimenting with the different layering effects.


  1. Wonderful work!!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

  2. Beautiful colors! Thank you for sharing your project with us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

  3. That hat lady is wonderful, as are these happy colors!

  4. Gorgeous card Sue! So pretty and feminine.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx