Friday, August 5, 2016

Happy Birthday Card with Katelyn Grosart

Hey there Southern Ridge Trading Company fans, Katelyn here, I'm up on the blog today to share with you some inspiration for our current monthly challenge which is "Anything Goes".  I love the anything goes challenge and I can't wait to see what you will share with us. Today I've got a birthday  card for you that will be sure to inspire you. Grab a cup of coffee a learn how I transformed my chipboard pieces to create the perfect additions to my birthday card.

To start paint 3 birds from the Small Bird Mix using White Gesso. Make sure to apply two layers of gesso to each bird. Once the gesso has dried, apply a thin coat of Glossy Accents to each bird. Set aside the birds so that they can dry.

Select two Leafy Branches and paint each branch with Peeled Paint Distress Paint. Set the leafy branches aside to dry.

Grab the Rod Iron Frame and paint the entire surface with metallic dark velvet paint. Set the frame aside to dry.

The last piece that needs to be covered are the Berry Branch Set, you'll need all 3 pieces. Apply a layer of VersaMark to each berry branch. Once the VersaMark has been applied, cover each berry branch with Black Onyx Frost Embossing Powder. Tap off excess and emboss with a heat tool.

Before adhering all the chipboard pieces to the card, you'll need to cut out a stitched oval using 100lb white cardstock. Once the oval has been cut, apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Happy Birthday sentiment and stamp in the middle of the oval.

With all the elements done, now it's time to assemble the card. Make sure to ink the edges of the patterned paper and the oval using Black Soot Distress Ink. Once the edges of the papers have been inked, adhere the patterned papers together. Next, adhere the Iron Rod frame to the middle of the patterned paper and then add foam squares to the oval and adhere in the middle of the frame. To finish the oval, add two flowers to the top right corner. After the oval has been adhered, now it's time to decorate the bottom left and top right corners.

To start, adhere the leafy branches in the bottom of the frame and then to the left of the frame. After the leafy branches have been adhered, add the three berry branches over top of the leafy branches. Part of the berry branches will sit on the Happy Birthday oval. Adhere the three birds randomly around the berry branches and leafy branches. Once the birds have been adhere, add a small bow overtop of where the berry branches meet. To finish the bottom left corner, adhere two small purple flowers, two small white flowers and one small black rose.

To finish the top right hand corner, adhere three purple flowers, two white flowers and two black roses.

Now that all of the elements have been adhered to the card, here is what it looks like with all of the elements together.

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

- White Flowers
- 10mm Black Roses

Other Supplies Used:

- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Black Onyx Frost Embossing Powder, Happy Birthday Stamp and 100lb White Cardstock
- Ranger Ink: Glossy Accents and Jet Black Archival Ink
- Ranger Ink/Tim Holtz: Black Soot Distress Ink and Peeled Paint Distress Paint
- Tim Holtz/Sizzix: Stitched Ovals
- Prima Marketing: Heavy White Gesso and Acrylic Paint - Metallic Dark Velvet
- Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts: VersaMark
- Bazzill Cardstock: White
- 13 Arts: Out of the Blue - Dramy Meadow and Dreamland

Remember to play along in the monthly challenge over on the 
Southern Ridge Trading Company blogEach month enter for your chance to win 4 designs from the online store - -$20 (before tax) retail value of YOUR OWN CHOOSING! 

Until Next Time!



  1. Beautiful card Katelyn, love the varied ways you coloured and accented all those lovely chipboard pieces, thanks for sharing your techniques! Deb xo

  2. You are so wonderful! I just love the diversity in your creations and am glad to see all of the wonderful inspirations coming from your blog!