Hibiscus Batik Birthday Card

My friend asked me to make a card that has some taste of Indonesia and sentiment in Indonesian.

When I heard about something Indonesia, batik was the first thing came into my mind. I found these video tutorials how to create batik look cards:

Here’s a batik card I made using iron-off embossing a.k.a. faux no-line watercoloring:

Batik Birthdah Card | http://wp.me/p1DmW0-2pp

I used the Hawaiian Hibiscus stamp set (CTMH). To created the Batik background, I heat-embossed the flowers on the white cardstock with VersaMark™ Ink PadRanger™ Clear Super Fine Embossing Powder and Craft Heater.

Then I colored them with CTMH Exclusive Inks Stamp Pads: Honey, Sunset, Cranberry and Crystal Blue. I pushed the lid onto the pad before I opened so some ink would be on the lid that I picked the inks with aqua paint brush.

Then I used my iron to lift off the embossing off those flowers. The ironing helps to dry the watercolor and flaten the cardstock, too 🙂 When I was done ironing, I added some sparkle on the flowers with Wink Of Stella Clear Glutter Brush.

A Batik Birthday Card

For the sentiment, I used the Jennifer’s Hand Alpha Stamp set (CTMH). I stamped & heat-embossed the word “Selamat” on black cardstock with Ranger™ White Super Fine Embossing Powder.

I cut the tail of the cardstock to make a banner and added on the card with 3D foam tape. Then I wrote the phrase “ulang tahun” with Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pen. It writes smoothly on watercolored paper and dries permanently.

I finished the card with some gems from Hampton Art. And the card is now on it’s way to Indonesia 🙂

Thank You for visiting today and have blessed day!

I link up my card today at:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge 232 – 233: Anything Goes

Word Art Wednesday

AAA Cards Game 62: 2nd Big Birthday Bash

STAMPlorations June Theme and Sketch Challenge

STAMPlorations Spotlight Project Showcase

Little Tangles Challenge 69: Embossing

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21 thoughts on “Hibiscus Batik Birthday Card

  1. Oh my! This is such a gorgeous card! I love the colours you used to watercolour in the flowers. Thank you for joining us in celebrating our birthday over at AAA Cards!

  2. Your card is beautiful! Love the batik design!! But even more beautiful is your work for the Lord!! May He richly bless you in all you do!! In Christ….Cindy

  3. Howdy! Dropping by to say Thank you so much for entering your art work into WAW this week Anything Goes Challenge – where you can upload 5 pieces each week – a total of 10 opportunities to win a prize! Happy Dance – it is a blessing to have you come by and join the challenge – may your day be filled with fun and laughter and leaving you with this message “The Lord is Good – All of the Time” Blessings, Gail WAW DT

  4. hiyaa aku lihat bahasa Indonesia disini
    coooll and your handwriting is adorable
    jangan direply aku ga berlangganan komentar reply say
    I love love love this batik idea
    aku ada beberapa batik paper pesan sama teman di Indonesia
    kamu mau?
    kalau mau email me atau tulis di blog comment bisa or di FB hehe
    Aku kirimi nanti ke kamu
    aku pingin deh dapat satu kartu dari kamu
    kayanya blm pernah pegang card mu say (apa udah pernah ya haha faktor U umur sudah kepala 4 jadi pelupa hihi maaf ya Helen)
    kita exchange card yuukk…
    kutunggu jawabanmu
    Cool sentiment say