Happy Birthday Grandpa

Susan Cobb

Get all the major supplies needed to make these projects with the Superstar Pail and Birthday Card Set, or you can order them separately.

Happy Birthday Grandpa
By Susan Cobb

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Designer Tip: These glossy cards are perfect for coloring with alcohol inks and stamping. The metallic inks really show up nicely against the blue and brown alcohol-inked background, and the copper tree image makes a lovely focal.



  1. Cover work area with paper towels or newspapers to protect the surface. Use the applicator to apply blending solution over the entire surface of the card front. Add several drops of the pool ink randomly over the wet surface of the card, then add hazelnut ink in the same manner. Add a few drops of blending solution over the top, then tilt the card to let the colors run and cover the card front. If you are happy with the way the inked card looks, lay it flat to dry. Or, you can add a little more ink and blending solution in the same manner until you get the desired effect. If you get too much ink on the card, you can blot some off with a paper towel. Ink an additional 4” x 1” glossy cardstock rectangle dark blue and brown. Let dry.
  2. Stamp the large tree on the lower card front with copper ink. Stamp a sprig of leaves across the upper left corner with copper ink.
  3. Stamp “Happy Birthday” with silver ink centered on the inked rectangle. Let dry, then trim and ink edges copper. Glue to card above the tree as shown. Stamp “Grandpa” with silver ink on the lower left portion of the card. Ink card edges with copper ink. Let dry. Zot ribbon as shown.