Friday, January 29, 2016

Easy Peasy Birthday Card

Hello Friends! I've been in a quick and easy, clean and simple mood lately. And today's card share is no different. It's a birthday card, that showcases something I bet you have a lot of in your stash...patterned paper. Take a look...

Not bad for a ten minute card, huh? I used a beautiful piece of patterned paper as my focal point. I embossed the birthday greeting onto a piece of vellum. A few clear sequins were added as the finishing touch.

Here's what I did on the inside...

I stamped the sentiment in ink that matches the patterned paper, added a strip of that patterned paper for continuity and then adhered the panel onto my card base. Easy peasy! The card is nice without being bulky and it really did take me about 10-15 minutes to make. You've got patterned paper laying could do this, too. Grab a large font text stamp set, some patterned paper and create a set for yourself. While you have all of the supplies out, you may as well create two sets, one to keep and one to share with a friend. And hey! Make some envelopes to coordinate with the cards, too! Talk about a sweet gift set.

Well, that's it for me today.  Enjoy your weekend!


stamp set: Gracious Greetings(Close to My Heart)  inside greeting-Birthday Basics(Papertrey Ink)
card stock: blue(Bazzill CardShoppe)  80#Neenah Solar White
patterned paper: Watercolor Wonder(Stampin' Up!)
specialty paper: Card stock vellum(Papertrey Ink)
ink: Crisp Cantaloupe(Stampin' Up!)
bling: 4mm, 6mm Sparkling Clear sequins(Pretty Pink Posh)
other: Liquid Platinum embossing powder(Ranger)


Jeanne said...

Beautiful, Barb! I do have pattern paper just waiting patiently to be used. Thanks for the lovely visual reminder! The embossed sentiment on the vellum is lovely. Such a pretty font! I think the addition of the sparkly sequins adds just the right amount of bling. Gorgeous and easy! Win, win! Hugs!

Lucy Schmidt said...

My favorite kind of card -- quick & easy, yet stunning. This will be a good way to use some of the lighter weight papers that look so nice in the sealed package, but aren't suitable for heavier use. I do love vellum, so you get extra points for that--ha!