I was having fun with the “ink to stamp” technique a few days ago, and decided to use it on today’s masculine birthday card, yes masculine. My daughter said she would never send this card to a guy, because of the light purple, Highland Heather. But, my father loved all shades of purple, so I’m sticking with it for the Paper Player’s challenge.

By Su Mohr for PP; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Word Wishes Dies, Rainbow Glimmer Paper, Stampin' Write Markers, Absolutely Argyle embossing, Well Said Stamp Set, Textured Essentials Stamp Set; #birthdaycards #masculinebirthday #cardtechniques #inktostamp #texturedessentials #rainbowcoloring #rainbowsoncards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting

Rainbow Birthday


I began with Whisper White Cardstock (3 1/4″ X 4 1/2″), a Textured Essentials stamp, and six Stampin’ Write Markers. I used the Stamparatus and the “ink to stamp” technique that I described in coloring “so grateful.” Clicking this card will take you to my blog post:

By Su Mohr for cts; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for detaisl! Featuring: Ornate Thanks Stamp Set, Ornate Layers Dies, Neutrals 6X6 Paper, Ornate Floral embossing, Painted Labels Dies, Stampin' Write Markers; #thanksgivingcards #Ornatethanks #ornatelayers #paintedlabels #ornatefloralembossing #tastefultextileembossing #cardtechniques #inktostamp #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting

Rainbow Grateful


There’s nothing like black to make bright colors pop, so I gave the white layer a border of 1/16″ Basic Black Cardstock.

The background is the aforementioned, Highland Heather Cardstock, embossed with the Absolutely Argyle Embossing Folder, and adhered to a Thick Whisper White card base.


“Happy” is a Word Wishes Die, cut from Rainbow Glimmer Paper, and given dimension by using a Foam Adhesive Sheet.

“Birthday” is from the Well Said Stamp Set, stamped in Memento Black Ink, and cut with a retired die from the Merry Christmas set. Sorry, but I HAD to use it; it fit the word so perfectly. All the other supplies are in my Product List below.


The Paper Player’s challenge was my inspiration.


My September Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code (NBMV2SUR) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of September, and I will send the Linen Thread to you in October.


My September Drawing Prize

This month’s drawing will be a stack of 6X6 Designer Paper (retired,100 pieces) Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in September.  

You can click on my shop button, or the pictures in my Product List, to go to my store. Have fun filling your shopping bag! I’ll announce the winner October 1st.


Stampin’ Up! always comes up with fabulous reasons to join. But, if you join Stampin’ Up! in the month of September, you’ll reap the benefits of a special deal!

In addition to the regular starter kit (for $99 you choose $125 worth of products) you will also receive enough cardstock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set—all for your personal use, or to share a card making time with friends.

There are videos showing how to assemble the cards. Contact me, and I’ll send them to you.

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Thank you for stopping by! May we move gracefully into Fall!

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