Stampin’ Up! Beautiful You Birthday Card

We’ve had plenty of April showers here in the midwest this month so today’s card just seemed appropriate.  The Beautiful You stamp set by Stampin’ Up! is artistic with lovely images and sentiments.  Color can be added to the Beautiful You images with the included brushstroke stamps or use Watercolor Pencils along with Aqua Painters like I did for some subtle shading.

I love all the layers in this card along with the sweet mini paper clip, doily and baker’s twine embellishments.  The Pool Party, Daffodil Delight and Rich Razzleberry color combination was an unexpected surprise – they work great together!

Watch my video tutorial for some watercolor techniques and a tip to heat emboss with any ink color using Clear Embossing Powder.

Card Recipe

  • Card Base: 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Pool Party Cardstock scored at 4-1/4″
  • Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper 4″ x 3″
  • Daffodil Delight Cardstock 3-1/2″ x 4″
  • Whisper White Cardstock 3-1/4″ x 3-3/4″, 3/4″ x 2-1/2″

Product List

Beautiful You Wood-Mount Stamp Set

Beautiful You Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad

Versamark Pad

Rich Razzlebberry Classic Stampin' Pad

Pool Party 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper

Daffodil Delight 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Aqua Painters

Watercolor Pencils

Crushed Curry Baker's Twine

Mini Paper Clips Combo Pack

Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder

Heat Tool

Fast Fuse Adhesive