Black white and color birthday card
Cardmaking, EBE by Julie Ebersole, Stamping

Make a Piñata birthday card – black and white with a POP of rainbow!

Black and white with a POP of color birthday cards are easy and fun to make, especially when they include a piñata! Hello, crafty friends! It’s Sandy visiting on a Friday – and it’s time to partayyyyy!

I have a birthday card I need to make, so I grabbed a darling little pinata stamp called Hit That – and this little guy is full of possibility for COLOR! I decided to pair him with black and white….so he’d really stand out.

I started off stamping him with Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink in the middle of my Neenah cardstock. That’s because I’ll use Copics but you can change it up to make it work with your medium of choice. (Another great choice for Copics: Memento Tuxedo Black.)

Next I wanted a strong background because I wanted the card to have a pop of color against a lot of clean black and white – I dug through my stash and found, believe it or not, a winter stamp that needs to stick around all year long – Winterscapes! It had a background square with dots at the top that would be perfect…so I masked the pinata image using Eclipse Tape, then stamped over the mask. Thank goodness for the MISTI that lets me stamp these solid stamps repeatedly to get them good and black! (Fill in edges with a black pen if you need to.) Scroll down to see some other designy stamps from this set that I added, as well.

Happy color is next! I picked a couple fun colors of Copic Markers….


The first layer COULD end up being the only layer, with the pinata in many colors. But I chose to go with one color for the body, and multi for the tail. Read on to see why….

Easy coloring warning! SCRIBBLE! So easy, right? Just make a few stamped images and slather on color. No shading or blending needed!

Then is the crazy part…yeah I couldn’t let you get away without any work right!? So it’s fussycutting time, but – let’s make it easy: the only part of each piece that needs to be cut accurately are the edges of the fringe that will SHOW. I worked from the bottom UP. Pick a color, trim the fringey edge first, then only enough of the rest to give you a handhold (I’m not good with itty bitty pieces so making a big “U” for each of the leg sections worked great.)

I used my detail scissors to fringe-ify (is that a word??) each of the edges before gluing them on.

Next is the assembly! Just like with the cutting, assemble and layer from the bottom up. I used Lawn Fawn’s Glue Tube for adhesive between each layer, but kept the glue AWAY from the fringe edge so I could “poke” it into lifting up a little.

I chose to use a white pen on the ‘harness’ – that was too tiny a little piece to cut out!

Next up – sentiment! A little dimensional adhesive makes it pop. And this is a good look at that cute fringe!

So tell me…have you every put a ton of effort into a card that a lot of people would call “Clean and simple”? Ha!

I hope you all have a most excellent weekend!


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