Stampin’ Up! Two-Tone Birthday Card with Ink Blending

Here is another birthday card using the Two-Tone Flora Bundle, except this time I added some ink blending using one of the masks from the Artistic Mix Decorative Masks set. The circular ink blended area provides a soft look to the card and the blooms from the Two-Tone Flora Bundle are lovely nestled around the trellis circle! The Pansy Patch Stamp Set was used for the sentiments as this set has such pretty fonts!

I have entered this card in the Sunday Stamps Weekly Challenge #302 (#SSC302). You can check out all of the wonderful submissions at this site – click on the link above or the image below to visit the site. Here is the sketch challenge…

I also entered this card in the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #195 (#TTTC195). Here is the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge board… I used the left column down, right column down and the bottom row across. Be sure to visit the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge site to have a look by clicking on the link above or the image below!

I started off by creating a circle mask from a cardstock panel using the Layering Circles Dies, then layered the die cut panel to a white cardstock panel of the same size. The panels were secured together and I used one of the masks from the Artistic Mix Decorative Masks set and added the mask to the top of my panels. I used a blending brush to blend Parakeet Party ink over the die cut circle mask. The mask creates a lovely, soft trellis look! The masks were removed…now on to the flowers.

Using the Two-Tone Flora Stamp Set, I used the two-step stamps and stamped out two large and two medium-sized flowers in Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather, and Petal Pink and Blushing Bride combinations. The small, clustered flowers were stamped twice in Gorgeous Grape and Blackberry Bliss inks. Four sets of leaves were stamped in Parakeet Party ink. The coordinating dies from the Two-Tone Flora Dies set were used to die cut all of the flowers and leaves.

A mat in Parakeet party was added to the front of a card base in Gorgeous Grape. The ink-blended panel was adhered to a mat in Gorgeous Grape, then this unit was adhered to the card front. The die cut flowers and leaves were adhered around the ink-blended circle in the upper right and lower left of the panel.

Using the Pansy Patch Stamp Set, I stamped the sentiment “Happy Birthday” onto a white sentiment label using Gorgeous Grape ink. I used a blending brush to lightly blend Parakeet Party ink around the label edges then the sentiment label was adhered to the card front just below center and to the right. Several Brushed Brass Butterflies were added to the card front.

An additional sentiment was added to the inside panel and Parakeet Party ink was lightly blended over the stamped sentiment. The small cluster of flowers were stamped onto the lower right corner of the panel in Gorgeous Grape and Blackberry Bliss ink and more ink blending was added over these stamped flowers. The panel was adhered to a mat in Parakeet Party then this unit was adhered to the inside of the card.

The same small cluster of flowers were stamped onto the envelope front and envelope flap and I lightly blended Parakeet Party ink over these stamped flowers.

I had a lot of fun participating in the Sunday Stamps and Tic-Tac-Toe Challenges! If you’d like a pdf tutorial on how I created this card, you can click on the image below to access the tutorial.

Coming March 1 – Online Exclusives!

I’m excited to share with you that starting March 1, 2023, Stampin’ Up! will be offering Online Exclusive products for you to shop. As the name suggests, these will be new products that you can only order online. The best way to see what is available is to view the online store beginning March 1. I’ll be sharing more info as the date gets closer.

And there’s no end date for the sales period! Some products will be reordered when inventory is low, and others will only be available while supplies last. This way we can offer even more new products throughout the year. New products mean new inspiration and new ways to express your creativity!

New! Now There is Even More to Sale-A-Brate!

Stampin’ Up! has just released more Sale-A-Bration products that you can earn for free with a qualifying $50+ (Level 1) or $100+ (Level 2) purchase from now through February 28!

Click on the image below to view the flyer and the additional Sale-A-Bration products being offered!

Please note that you must use the item numbers included on the linked flyer in order to redeem these items as Sale-A-Bration items.

Not only can you earn free products during Sale-A-Bration, but there is also a fabulous joining promotion going on too! Read on!

Join the Stampin’ Up Team

Come join the Stampin’ Up! community! As a new team member, you get to choose products for your Starter Kit but during Sale-a-bration the offer is even sweeter! Here are the incredible joining options during Sale-a-bration:

  • Option 1: The exclusive Boho Blue Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine ($63 value) + your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129.
  • Option 2: The original white Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine ($63 value) + your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129.
  • Option 3: Your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $99.

*That’s $50 more product than the standard Starter Kit offer!

This is the best joining offer I have seen from Stampin’ Up! And did I mention that your Starter Kit ships for free?

If you have been on the fence about joining the Stampin’ Up! team but you’re ready to take the leap…join between January 5 and February 28 for this fantastic offer! Now is the time! If you have questions about what it means to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, feel free to reach out to me…I would love to chat with you! I can tell you that my time with Stampin’ Up! has been wonderful and the Stampin’ Up! community is the absolute best…supportive and fun! There is no pressure to maintain your demonstrator status if you decide it’s not for you. And you can choose to be a hobby demonstrator for the discount (20%+) or you may wish to start a business. Ready to join? Click on the image below to join my team!

Host a Party

Wait, there is more! If you host a party during Sale-A-Bration and your party or personal sales reach $300, you can receive the Scenic Garden Stamp Set for free! If you are thinking about hosting a party during Sale-A-Bration, contact me via email at and we’ll make it happen! 

New to The Kits Collection – Wreath of Blooms

Check out this awesome new kit in the Kits Collection! The Wreath of Blooms Kit gives you everything you need to make your own home decor piece. Roll and shape the precut pieces and put your wreath on display!

This kit includes: 

  • One 8″ (20.3 cm) diameter chipboard wreath.
  • Precut paper pieces that can be rolled and shaped into three-dimensional blossoms.
  • Multicolored brads to keep everything together.
  • Thick twine to hang your wreath.
  • Enough adhesive* to complete the project.
  • Coordinating colors: Cajun Craze, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Night of Navy, Pear Pizzazz, Petal Pink, So Saffron, white.

*Please note that you will need a hot glue gun for this project, which is not included in the kit.

If you’re ready to purchase your Wreath of Blooms kit, click on the “Shop With Me Now” button located at the top right of the screen.

Don’t Forget to Use My February Host Code When Placing an Order Through My Online Store!

Did you know that you can purchase supplies from me to make your own beautiful creations? And if you use my current Host Code, you will receive a free gift from me valued at $8 when you place an order of $25 or more (before shipping and tax). Use the February Host Code – 2ZUH66G3. You can also click here to visit my Customer Rewards Page for the current Host Code.

I offer other Customer Rewards programs, too! To learn more about Inky Bee Stamper’s customer rewards programs, visit my Customer Rewards page here.

Products used to create today’s card are included below along with links for each item that will take you to my online store.

12 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Two-Tone Birthday Card with Ink Blending”

  1. Beautiful!! Those bright blue flowers are so pretty and I love the masked/sponged stenciled background. Thanks for playing along with our sketch challenge over @ Sunday Stamps! -Deb Horst, DT #SSC302


  2. Oh, just gorgeous, Carol! You are really changing my mind on this set, just when I thought I had enough flowers already, lol… Such perfect colors for them! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!


    1. Thank you, Heather! The Two-Tone Flora set really stamps gorgeous flowers…you should definitely add it to your list! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me a comment…greatly appreciated!


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