Flora & Fauna | Happy Bird-Day Card featuring Tropical Vibes stamp set. Photo Tutorial by Yana Smakula #stamping #patternstamping #birthdaycard #cardmaking #floraandfaunaclear

Flora & Fauna | Happy Bird-Day Card. Photo Tutorial

Hello friends! I have a tropical Birthday card to share featuring stamps from Floral & Fauna. This is a fun idea for a Summer Birthday card and is not hard to make. You’ll need some inks, markers and sequins.

Flora & Fauna | Happy Bird-Day Card featuring Tropical Vibes stamp set. Photo Tutorial by Yana Smakula #stamping #patternstamping #birthdaycard #cardmaking #floraandfaunaclear

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CARD DETAILS

I love to use my stamps to create patterns/backgrounds for my cards. When using small stamps as opposed to using background stamps (I do love to use those too!) I am able to completely customize the pattern and create any kind of look I want. For the card I’m featuring today I decided I wanted to stamp several bird images and add foliage around them to create a tropical Birthday card. All stamps I’m using today come from the Tropical Vibes stamp set by Flora & Fauna.

Flora & Fauna | Happy Bird-Day Card featuring Tropical Vibes stamp set. Photo Tutorial by Yana Smakula #stamping #patternstamping #birthdaycard #cardmaking #floraandfaunaclear

I started working on this card by stamping 3 bird images from the Tropical Vibes stamp set in Simon’s Intense Black ink. I used my Stamping Platform as I knew I’d want to stamp same bird cluster several times onto my background panel. I stamped it 5 times total, only one of those impressions was a full one, the rest were partial and went outside the edge of my background.

Flora & Fauna | Happy Bird-Day Card featuring Tropical Vibes stamp set. Photo Tutorial by Yana Smakula #stamping #patternstamping #birthdaycard #cardmaking #floraandfaunaclear

Next, I pulled out my Copic markers and colored each bird using some fun Summer colors. I used C9, C7 and C5 to color toucan body; Y13, Y35, YR04, YR18, R22, R24, R27 to color his beak.

Next, I colored flamingo using R27, R24, R22 and R20 as well as a yellow, pink and a green marker to color flowers. Finally, I used YG67, YG17, YG63, Y35, Y13, RV14, RV13 and RV11 to color my parrots. I am not sure if parrots with these colors exist in nature, but this color combo sure looked pretty!

Flora & Fauna | Happy Bird-Day Card featuring Tropical Vibes stamp set. Photo Tutorial by Yana Smakula #stamping #patternstamping #birthdaycard #cardmaking #floraandfaunaclear

Next, I used several colors of green ink and stamped foliage filling in the gaps on my background. I used inks by Simon Says Stamp in Jellybean, Willow and Green Apple. To create a sentiment for this card I white heat embossed “Happy Bird-Day” 3 times onto black cardstock and trimmed into skinny strips. I foam mounted them onto my background.

Flora & Fauna | Happy Bird-Day Card featuring Tropical Vibes stamp set. Photo Tutorial by Yana Smakula #stamping #patternstamping #birthdaycard #cardmaking #floraandfaunaclear

I also used my Nuvo Aqua shimmer pen to add sparkle to the Toucan’s beak and Nuvo Morning Dew drops to coat toucan’s eyes. Finally, I embellished my card using Butterfly Kisses sequins from Simon.

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Flora and Fauna Tropical Vibes Clear Stamps 20178
Flora and Fauna Tropical Vibes Clear Stamps 20178
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Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Butterfly Kisses Sequins
Simon Says Stamp Butterfly Kisses Sequins
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Simon Says Stamp Jellybean Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Jellybean Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Willow Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Willow Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Green Apple Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Green Apple Ink Pad
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Copic Sketch Marker Y13 Lemon Yellow
Copic Sketch Marker Y13 Lemon Yellow
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Copic Sketch Marker Y35 Maize
Copic Sketch Marker Y35 Maize
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Copic Sketch Marker YR04 Chrome Orange
Copic Sketch Marker YR04 Chrome Orange
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Copic Sketch Marker YR18 Sanguine
Copic Sketch Marker YR18 Sanguine
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Copic Sketch Marker RV11 Pink
Copic Sketch Marker RV11 Pink
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Copic Sketch Marker RV13 Tender Pink
Copic Sketch Marker RV13 Tender Pink
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Copic Sketch Marker RV14 Begonia Pink
Copic Sketch Marker RV14 Begonia Pink
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Copic Sketch Marker R20 Blush Pink
Copic Sketch Marker R20 Blush Pink
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Copic Sketch Marker R22 Light Prawn
Copic Sketch Marker R22 Light Prawn
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Copic Sketch Marker R24 Prawn
Copic Sketch Marker R24 Prawn
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Copic Sketch Marker R27 Cadmium Red
Copic Sketch Marker R27 Cadmium Red
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Copic Sketch Marker YG17 Grass Green
Copic Sketch Marker YG17 Grass Green
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Copic Sketch Marker YG63 Pea Green
Copic Sketch Marker YG63 Pea Green
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Copic Sketch Marker YG67 Moss
Copic Sketch Marker YG67 Moss
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Copic Sketch Marker C5 Cool Gray Grey
Copic Sketch Marker C5 Cool Gray Grey
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Copic Sketch Marker C7 Cool Gray
Copic Sketch Marker C7 Cool Gray
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Copic Sketch Marker C9 Cool Gray Grey
Copic Sketch Marker C9 Cool Gray Grey
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Tonic Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Stamp Platform
Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Stamp Platform
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Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
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Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Pick Up Tool
Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Pick Up Tool
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Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen Nuvo
Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen Nuvo
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Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
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Flora & Fauna | Happy Bird-Day Card featuring Tropical Vibes stamp set. Photo Tutorial by Yana Smakula #stamping #patternstamping #birthdaycard #cardmaking #floraandfaunaclear

STEP BY STEP

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Flora & Fauna | Happy Bird-Day Card featuring Tropical Vibes stamp set. Photo Tutorial by Yana Smakula #stamping #patternstamping #birthdaycard #cardmaking #floraandfaunaclear

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10 Comments

    1. Lovely background pattern!! Fabulous coloring and design!

    1. Great, vibrant colours on this pattern card. Love the sentiment that you choose to go along with the cute, fun birds x

    1. I think the birds are a fun element to this card and the fact that they are only whole once in the centre is a great technique too. Thank you for the photographs above Yana, it is great to see how this particular card design developed. Thank you for sharing this with us crafters. :O)

    1. You are so talented – and so generous in sharing every detail. Fun card today!

    1. This card is so bright and cheery. Love all the beautiful colors.

    1. Love it!
      I like to do this, too. Now that I see your photo tute, I see that I am clustering my main images too close together.
      Thanks for sharing!

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