Eye-Catching Birthday Card with Blue Poppies | Creative Die-Cutting with Bibi Cameron

by Bibi Cameron

Hello from Scotland! Bibi Cameron here with my first blog post for Altenew and an upcoming video series: Creative Die-Cutting with Bibi! Yay! I made a simple but eye-catching birthday card using the new Craft-A-Flower: Anemone Blue Poppy Layering Die Set and some of the new Fresh Dye Ink Colors.

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Creative Die-Cutting with Bibi

Love 3D projects? We do, too! But, sometimes, specific materials call for a different approach. Creative Die Cutting with Bibi offers both worlds – explore creative die-cutting techniques that expand your crafting horizons, alongside inspiring 3D projects like boxes, pop-ups, and more!

Let's get started!

How to Create an Eye-Catching Birthday Card with Creative Die-Cutting

I love to add intense colors to my cards and perhaps I mix and match colors you might have never considered blending. For today, I kept it simple.

You can watch the process on the Instagram Reel Here.

How to Create an Eye-Catching Birthday Card with Creative Die-Cutting


Craft-A-Flower: Anemone Blue Poppy – Die-Cutting Made Easy!

The new Anemone Blue Poppy Layering Die Set includes 8 cutting dies that will cut 15 pieces. This will allow you to create 2 layering flowers and 4 leaves designs.

I was surprised by the size of the flowers. They are quite big!

Each will cover a good portion of the half of an A2 panel. One of these flowers will be enough to make a card, a box topper, or a tag, but I decided to put all the elements in a single project.

Anemone Blue Poppy Birthday Card

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First, I die-cut the flowers and leaves out of white cardstock (Smooth – 300gsm) using dies from the Craft-A-Flower: Anemone Blue Poppy Layering Die Set.

Then, I applied inks over the die-cuts using Mini Blending Brushes and Micro Blending Brushes.

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I used the Stampwheel as a mat to place the die-cuts over while ink blending.

Each flower has 2 petals: I blended Ultraviolet, Andromeda, Sapphire, and Graphite inks for the backing petals and for the petals in the front, I blended Wisteria, Hydrangea, Sapphire and Graphite.

The intention was to add the darker color in the centre of the die cuts and blend the lighter colors toward the edge.

TIP: It is also important to leave a white edge and not cover the whole piece with inks to add interest.

For the leaves, I used Fiery and Sapphire ink colors.

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After adding colors, I glued all the pieces together and stuck them on a purple background piece that I previously die-cut using the largest die in the Ornate Nesting die set.

Then, I glued this topper over a panel I made using the Spellbinders BetterPress, the Rustic Burlap Press Plate, Graphite Ink and white BetterPress paper. Next, I glued the front panel over an A2 card (4.25″ x 5.5″).

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To finish, I added a gold heat-embossed sentiment I made using the One-Go: Words & Banners. I embellished the birthday card using Clear Enamel Dots.

Pro tip: To achieve color coordination and harmony apply the same ink color to add shadows or contrast. Today, I used a dark blue ink – Sapphire.

Do you like ink blending on your die-cuts? Let me know in the comment section below. 

Thank you very much for stopping by! Head over to Altenew's Instagram page to watch a short clip showing how I created this eye catching birthday card as part of my series Creative Die-Cutting with Bibi

Happy crafting!



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Faith A April 25, 2024 - 11:05 AM

SO Beautiful.

Bibi Cameron April 25, 2024 - 6:37 PM

Thank you Faith . x

Tara C Prince April 25, 2024 - 11:24 AM

just gorgeous!!

Maureen R April 25, 2024 - 12:25 PM

Really Gorgeous card!!!!! Love the colors!!!

Bibi Cameron April 25, 2024 - 6:37 PM

Thank you.

Angelique Vuur April 25, 2024 - 2:34 PM

This card is absolutely stunning, those flowers immediately ask your attention! Thank you for this inspiration. I also love to ink blend my die cuts, it gives so much extra.

Bibi Cameron April 25, 2024 - 6:38 PM

Thank you and soon I’ll be sharing a reel on Instagram to share the process. x

spilor April 25, 2024 - 4:19 PM

Dear Bibi – This is GORGEOUS and PERFECT!! I love it! TFS!!
Lori S in PA

Daniela April 25, 2024 - 5:26 PM

Beautiful! Purple is one of my favorite colors!

Bibi Cameron April 25, 2024 - 6:39 PM

Oh! I love it too and these inks are yummy. Thank you

ggnurse April 25, 2024 - 5:35 PM

Beautiful ink blending and card! Yes, I do love ink blending die cuts. It gives such a different look that colored cardstock.

Bibi Cameron April 25, 2024 - 6:40 PM

I agree… Inks totally transform the paper. Thank you. x

Marisela Delgado April 25, 2024 - 6:28 PM

Hermosa tarjeta, Bibi! Me encanta!

Renee VanEpps April 28, 2024 - 2:21 PM

Big fan of your work, looking forward to learning more from you :)


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