Navy & Lime Birthday Card

Hello Crafters! Today's card uses just two colors - Navy & Lime Green for the Color Hues Challenge and their 2nd birthday celebration. 

I used Altenew's Vintage Lace stencil and embossing folder set. This is such a fun set to use and I have been using it a lot lately. So when I saw this navy and lime challenge I knew that I wanted to create a card with it again. 

After embossing my Gina K Designs Ivory cardstock with the embossing folder, I used the stencils to add color to the embossed flower with only two ink colors - Gina K's Blue Denim and Key Lime. I started inking with a very light hand and as I changed stencils I put more and more ink color on my blending brush to achieve a gradient of color from light to dark with both the Blue Denim and Key Lime inks. 

I cut the embossed and stenciled cardstock to 5 1/2" x 3 3/4" then adhered it to a slightly wider piece of Key Lime cardstock. These layers were adhered to a piece of Blue Denim cardstock and then to an A2 card base.  Since Color Hues is celebrating their birthday I added a 'Birthday' die cut to the front of the card. I cut the Gina K word die three times and glued them together to create some dimension and adhered that to the shadow that I die cut out in vellum. I stamped the word 'Blessings' from a brand new Gina K stamp set called Doodled Autumn in Blue Denim ink onto a strip of Key Lime cardstock and glued it right under the birthday die cut. 

I added a few Soft Ivory pearls from Little Things/Lucy's Card to the front of my card. 

I had fun working on this card for the challenge. I will also be linking my card to the Color Hues sister challenge, Seize the Birthday.

Thank you for visiting and until next time, Happy Crafting!


  1. Angie, This turned out so pretty!!!! I love the flowers and the bold greeting. You really made the colors shine! I am thrilled you got this card in for both Seize the Birthday and Color Hues. Take care!

  2. This is so pretty! I love the soft shading you’ve achieved, and the deep tones. Thanks for playing along with us at Seize The Birthday 🥳

  3. I love this embossing folder, and your stenciling is gorgeous! That die cut sentiment is the perfect finish! Thanks for celebrating with us at Color Hues!

  4. I am in love with this background and your lovely shades of blues and greens. Such a beautiful and striking card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Seize the Birthday challenge blog!