Birthday Card by Rowena

by Rowena

Hello Friends! It’s Rowena here with a floral birthday card combining products from the last release and from the May New release.  I wanted to use the floral stamp from the Japanese Peony as my focal point behind the Halftone Dots Cover creative die. I just LOVE this new cover plate die, it’s perfect for creating a quick and easy background! Its a total must have!!!


On a watercolor paper,  I stamped the peony in Versafine Vintage Sepia ink and then watercolored the image. I then die cut the image using its coordinating die .


I die cut a combination of steel grey and fog cardstock for my background using the  Halftone Dots Cover.  Then I overlapped the two cardstock together for added interest, it’s hard to see on the photo but it makes the darker grey pop up more. The Halftone Dots Cover Die is perfect when you want to create a quick and easy background.


I white heat embossed the sentiment from the Birthday Greetings stamp set on a black cardstock, added some Gold Crystals  to finish the card.

I hope you enjoyed today’s post and until next time! Happy Crafting!



List of Supplies:

Japanese Peony Stamp and Coordinating Die

Halftone Dots Cover Die

Birthday Greetings Stamp

Gold Crystals

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KariLynn L May 28, 2018 - 11:17 am

Rowena your card is stunning. I love the contrast between the die cut out black background and the gorgeous Japanese Peony floral that you coloured so beautifully.

Pooja May 28, 2018 - 12:26 pm

Beautiful card! Loved the card design a lot!

Preetha May 28, 2018 - 2:08 pm

Such a lovely card!

Carol Henderson May 28, 2018 - 2:40 pm

Wonderful card and I can see the grey tone behind the black. Great idea! I will be trying that one if you don’t mind…

Rowena June 14, 2018 - 10:59 pm

thanks Carol for the lovely comment! You are very sweet. Im glad to be able to inspire you with background

Kathy H May 28, 2018 - 5:37 pm

The Japanese peony is truly gorgeous! It just got added to my list! Happy 2nd birthday! Here’s to many more!

AndreaH May 28, 2018 - 7:54 pm

Oh wow this ABSOLUTELY STUNNING. The Gray Halftone cover die really does make the black pop. Great idea! The Peony is my all to.e favourite flower. It’s coloured in beautifully and what I like about your Card, Is, you haven’t heat embossed the Peony before watercolouring. So many people always emboss the main focal point be it a flower, critter or even seen a little girl done this way, so it’s great to see you didn’t do this embossing. (We’re not all good at it lol) Thankyou for sharing this fabulous card. Xxxx

Rowena June 14, 2018 - 11:01 pm

You are very sweet Andrea!!! thank you for lovely comment.

Beverly Jordan May 28, 2018 - 8:21 pm

Rowenta’s coloring of the Japanese Peony is gorgeous! And using the Halftone Dots Cover Plate as the BG really puts the card on a higher level!! LOVE the new releases! Happy 2nd birthday!!!

Holly Jackson May 28, 2018 - 10:19 pm

Rowena this is gorgeous! I love the halftone die ! My next supply on my wish list.

Teresa Doyle May 29, 2018 - 7:12 am

WOW Rowena, this is stunning! Love peonies and you coloured this beautifully.

Patt H. May 29, 2018 - 7:24 am

Absolutely gorgeous, Rowena!!

Terrie D. May 29, 2018 - 1:30 pm

This is such a beautiful card! I love that background and the flower is gorgeous 🙂

Anne Roberts May 29, 2018 - 10:40 pm

Beautiful card! This stamp and die are so elegant and I love your colors. Interesting way to use the half tone dots. Great idea. Thank you!

Rowena June 14, 2018 - 10:54 pm

thanks Anne for stopping by!!! I appreciate the lovely comment

renee milner May 31, 2018 - 12:13 pm

Such a lovely card–your coloring is beautiful!

Rowena June 14, 2018 - 10:53 pm

thank you!! I appreciate the love

Sophie Farah June 1, 2018 - 9:49 am

This card is so beautiful – I love how you layered the two halftone circle panels to create a little shadow! So clever and creative!!

Rowena June 14, 2018 - 10:53 pm

Awww!! Thank you so much for the sweet comment. I really appreciate it


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