There’s something really worth celebrating today…Sonny Peterson’s birthday. I am not always good at remembering birthdays – this is terrible for an avid card maker. A couple of months ago, I bragged that I wrote a bunch of birthdays in my calendar (“Yay, Brian!”). But I have yet to flip the calendar page over to change the month (“Boo, Brian!”). No matter because Sonny has ways of reminding me that her birthday is coming…:) Here’s Sonny’s birthday card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Deciding Between White and Vanilla. When selecting Designer Series Paper for the background of a card, it’s important to check the colors. It’s super-important to define whether Very Vanilla or Whisper White are the base of the DSP – is there anything more embarrassing than a white panel on a vanilla background? Well, this DSP gives me an option. Even though Birthday Basics features Very Vanilla, the background of this page is Bermuda Bay. Woo hoo! A choice. I chose Whisper White.
- Y-O-U. It can be difficult to line up tiny letters on the face of a card. They’re just so tiny! Here’s an easier way to do it – stamp the letters and then punch them out. I punched each of the letters with the large shape of the Ticket Duo punch. I then fed the punched image back through the punch, creating a square for each.
- Balance. After the sentiment and the three letters were placed, I needed an embellishment in the top, left corner of the card. I tried several different options before deciding a couple of punches from Boho Blossoms add the right balance of weight and femininity. I think Sonny will like the flowers.
Stamp sets: Remembering Your Birthday, ABC-123 Sketch Alphabet & Numbers Papers: Raspberry Ripple, Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White, Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper Accessories: 3/16″ Corner punch, Boho Blossoms punch, Basic Jewel Pearls, Ticket Duo punch
Happy birthday, Sonny!
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