Happy Birthday…

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today to share a birthday card I created for a customer of mines.

She needed a birthday card for a friend of hers that is turning 40!!

She didn’t give me any direction or colors that she wanted me to use so I had free range!!

Since her friend was turning 40 I wanted the card to be fun and bright but I also wanted it to be elegant.

So I went with my new Penny Black Petals Die!! I love this die, its so pretty!!

Take a look at my card:

Birthday Wishes

Oh how I love these pretty colors in the background.  Distress inks always saves the day!

Here is how I created this card:

1. My card base is cut to an A2 size card (4.25 x 5.50).

2. I used masking tape to mask off the top portion of my card so that ink doesn’t transfer on to it while I’m blending.

3. I started with Distress Ink Picked Raspberry, then Shaded Lilac, and ended with Spiced Marmalade. Doesn’t it look like there is a hit of green in there.  I love how colors blend with distress inks!!

4. I die cut the Penny Black Petal Die cut and tons of foam pieces to the back so that the panel will not shift of come off.

foam tape

5. I used Your Next Stamp Whynot Sentiment Stamp Set to stamp my sentiment in Versamark Ink on black cardstock.

6. I sprinkled Hero Arts White Embossing Powder on the sentiment and heat set it.

7. I die cut one of the buttons from Papertrey Ink Button Stacks Die out of another blend piece of cardstock.

8. I added Your Next Stamp Black Gumdrop for added interest.

Birthday Wishes 2

So what do you think?  I hope the recipient likes this card as well.

Supplies used:

die17e_steel texturePicked Raspberry InkShaded LilacSpiced MarmaladeMini Ink Blending ToolwhatnotsentimentsfourVersamark67f65-white2bembossing2bpowder Bitty Button Stacks Dieblack gumdrops small

Thanks for stopping by!