Today’s card is a birthday card, yes, I do create a lot of birthday cards. Today’s card is for my co-worker. Since she is a ‘she’ I reveled in the chance to bring out the feminine. A nice change of pace when I have so many males in my life now. And, even though it is after Labor Day, I still went with white.
About this card
1. I love texture in a project and while I started out thinking this would be a single layer card using a masking technique (which I did use by the way), I found it just felt like it was missing something. Yup, texture. I used the new Pretty Print Textured Impressions Embossing Folder from the Holiday Catalogue. And while I stressed out a bit about using a text like emboss running the opposite direction from the layout of the card, I soon just got my self over it and let it be.
2. I did use a masking technique to create the flower sweeps, thinking that I would stamp Happy Birthday in between the top and the bottom. It worked great until the Happy Birthday from Bring on the Cake, stamped perfectly, then smeared. Ergh. I wasn’t in the mood to recreate my flower sweeps so I did what all crafters do in times like these. I improvised.
3. Can I just tell you that I love my marvelous markers. I have them in every color and use then all the time. For today’s card I colored the stamp from Thoughts & Prayers with Rose red for the flowers, with a dot of Daffodil Delight in the center. Then I used Always Artichoke on the stems and pear pizzaz on the leaves.
4. Don’t forget the inside. I used the Spoil yourself today stamp, also from Bring on the Cake on a Decorative Label punch with a stamped off version of the flowers from the front to adorn the inside of the card.
Hope you liked today’s card. I love to hear your comments.
What I used
Stamps: Bring on the Cake, Thoughts and Prayers, Ink: Rose Red, Daffodil Delight, Always Artichoke, Pear Pizzaz, Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Accessories: Pretty Print Embossing Folders, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Dimensionals