I love a good celebratory birthday card! Images of balloons, confetti and cake scream “happy birthday” even without a celebratory sentiment. What happens when you flip things around a bit? What if the only birthday-ish things on a card the words “happy birthday”? That was my challenge today.
Here’s my card:
- A Wallpaper of Paper. The background of this paper was created with a “Happy Birthday to You” sentiment from Because You Care, a host set from the Occasions Catalog. Not only are the photopolymer images super-easy to line up, but they layer perfectly on top and below one another. That’s the only part of this card (other than the handwritten note inside) that would define this as a birthday card – and I think that’s enough.
- Lazy, Lazy Me. Do you see how solid this flower’s petals are? The stamp can give you amazing coverage as long as the ink pad is fully inked. My Tangerine Tango ink pad, though, needed a date with the coordinating reinker, and I didn’t feel like reinking it. As such, I achieved complete coverage by stamping the image in Versamark and embossing with Tangerine Tango Stampin’ Emboss Powder (this powder retired last year, but I still had a bit left in my sealed container, so…)
- Base Layer. The flower is embossed on Whisper White and cropped with the Flower Medallion punch. I snipped between each of the petals to add dimension to the flower. To add depth, I added a layer of Tangerine Tango beneath. I only cropped the flower from Tangerine Tango and turned it at a slight angle to make sure it pops from underneath.
So, do you agree that a birthday card doesn’t HAVE to have cake and balloons? Do you think I succeeded at my challenge to make a non-birthday image into a birthday card?
Stamp Sets: Petal Potpourri, Because You Care Papers: Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White Inks: Tangerine Tango Accessories: Flower Medallion punch, Flower Frenzy Bigz L Die, Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers, Tangerine Tango Stampin’ Emboss Powder (retired), Stampin’ Dimensionals
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