Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs Krista Schneider Soft Finish Cardstock

Happy Birthday Card Using Feathered Friends and Honey Bear Stamps

May 8, 2017
Bird Card by Tina

Hi Everyone,

It’s Tina here for the Coloring Design Team. Today I am going to show you how much fun it is to mix Feathered Friends and Honey Bear Clear Stamps with stamped and die cut words for an original design. Below you will find the steps to replicate this card.


  1. Cut Soft Finish Cardstock 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″. Score and fold in half to form a vertical side-fold card base. Finished card measures 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (A2).
  2. Cut a do-it-yourself background (for example, randomly dappled Oxide Inks) or patterned paper of your choice to 3 3/4″ x 5″. I created my own with Distress Oxide Inks and Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere to center of card using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
  3. From White Soft Finish Cardstock, die cut the rectangle close to the size of the card front using a Stitched Rectangles die. Cut an opening with a die from the Scallop Ovals set to create a frame. Adhere to center of card using Clear Double Side Adhesive.
  4. Stamp branch/leaves from Honey Bear Clear Stamps and bird from Feather Friends Clear Stamps  sets on White Soft Finish Cardstock. Color them in. I used alcohol-based Winsor & Newton ProMarkers, compatible with Momento Black Ink. (Tip: Make sure that the stamping ink you choose is compatible with the coloring medium you use.)
  5. After coloring, die cut all the pieces with the coordinating dies. Using foam dots to add dimension, adhere to card to create a scene. Refer to the photos for placement of all elements.
  6. For the unique and special sentiment: Use only the word ‘happy’ from the Bee Sentiment Clear Stamps ‘Bee Happy’ by masking the word ‘Bee’ when inking the stamp. Then die cut the word ‘Birthday’ from the ‘Happy Birthday’ die set from White Soft Finish Cardstock. Coat the word with VersaMark ink and heat emboss with black embossing powder. Repeat several times to create a puffy, dimensional sentiment, as shown in the photo below. (Optional: Die cut black cardstock instead of white and omit the embossing powder.)
  7. Adhere to card under the word happy using a fine tip glue pen.



I hope you enjoyed seeing how to combine stamps and dies from different sets to create your own scene and sentiment and make your card unique and original. Thanks for stopping by.


Elizabeth Craft Designs –

Feathered Friends Clear Stamp

Feathered Friends Die

Honey Bear Clear Stamp

Honey Bear Die

Soft Finish Cardstock

Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape

Dotted Scallop Ovals Die

Stitched Rectangles Die

Other – 

Black embossing powder

VersaMark ink

Distress Oxide inks

Winsor & Newton ProMarkers

Foam Dots

Fine nib glue pen

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  • Patricia Howarth May 9, 2017 at 2:37 am

    Hi Tina, I really love this card !! The dies and stamps are fabulous, I adore your background the dappled effect is so effective, and I’m especially loving your ‘puffed’ embossing ‘Birthday’ die cut. Absolutely fabulous !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  • Kirsty Vittetoe May 9, 2017 at 12:25 am

    Pretty card with lovely background!

  • Lucy Schmidt May 8, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    Delightful images that make me smile. The techniques are all top notch, too. I’m impressed beyond just thinking it’s “nice.”

  • Kathleen Adams May 8, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    I love this card Tina. Your background with Oxide Inks is perfection. Thank you.

  • Karen Schneider May 8, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Tina, your use of embossing powder on wording die cuts is sheer genius! Thanks for sharing your lovely card along with the variety of dies and techniques used.

  • Jeanie garrity May 8, 2017 at 8:25 am

    Really pretty card. I like what you did with the oxide inks. I haven’t tried them on Elizabeth’ s soft finish paper. I bought a bunch of paper at the last craft so so I will definitely try it now with oxide inks

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