Tuesday, October 21, 2014

"Just" a Birthday Card

Hello Friends, Happy Tuesday! The request was for "just a birthday card". Ok...this is what I came up with...

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I used the Sketchy Birthday stamp set and birthday icon patterned papers from Stampin' Up for this one. I really like that paper, it's just perfect for birthday cards. I pulled my color inspiration from the papers and colored the image with ink pads and a Dove Blender pen.

I added lots of glitter and sparkle, too. I used Rock Candy Distress glitter on the frosting and Martha Stewart glitter on the candle flame. I die cut the stars using the Stitched Journaling Card die set from Lawn Fawn and I coated each star with Glossy Accents. I used a circle Nestabilities die to die cut the focal image and I dusted it with Broken China Distress ink while it was still in the die. I matted it with a scallop die cut piece, then adhered it with dimensional tape. The 'CELEBRATE' greeting has been die cut as well and also adhered with dimensional adhesive. A few Sparkling Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh, finished off the outside of the card.

And here is a look at how I finished the inside...

I used several different stamp sets to create the inside of the card. Again, I pulled color inspiration from the patterned papers and just stamped away! The top greeting, which I LOVE is from Avery Elle, the scripty 'happy birthday' is from Simon Says Stamp.

Mission accomplished. I created just a birthday card! That's all I have to share today. Thanks for stopping by! Make it a great day.


stamp sets: Sketchy Birthday(Stampin' Up!)  Cake and Candles(Avery Elle)  Birthday Balloons(Simon Says Stamp)
card stock:Very Vanilla, Summer Starfruit(Stampin' Up!) 
patterned paper: Birthday Basics(Stampin' Up!)
ink: Summer Starfruit, Bermuda Bay, Gumball Green Crisp Cantaloupe-coloring the frosting(Stampin' Up!)  Broken China Distress Ink(Ranger)
dies: Classic Circle, Scallop Circle Nestabilities(Spellbinders)  Bitty Banners(Stampin' Up!)  stars from Stitched Journaling dies(Lawn Fawn)
bling: 4mm Sparkling Clear sequins(Pretty Pink Posh)  Rock Candy Distress Glitter(Ranger)  Lemon Drop glitter(Martha Stewart Crafts)


Jeanne said...

You may say it is just a birthday card, but I say it is just an AWESOME birthday card! Well done! :)

Papercrafting Princess said...

Cute! Love The vibrant colors

Patti Willey said...

I've always loved this DSP for Birthday and it's color pallet! This Avery Elle is a surprise inside! Love it all!