Friday, March 6, 2015
Happy Birthday (03/06/2015)
Howdy! One of my workmate's birthday is coming up, and I got to make him a card from all of us ... here is the card I made for him:
I used two of my favorite Sparkle N Sprinkle glitters: Luau Green Velvet Glitter, and Hanauma Bay Opaque Glitter. Here are some close-ups of the glitters:
I absolutely love these two glitters - they make me think of Hawaii, and of course the colors of Hanauma Bay - one of the most clear and sparkling waters on the island!
I also stamped a striped background on the white card stock panel, and added Sparkle N Sprinkle's Blue Silver Embossing Powder, which gave the background just a little extra sparkle and pop.
The die is Memory Box's Grand Happy Birthday. To make this card, I adhered a strip of Sparkle N Sprinke's 2-1/2" Tear-ific Tape diagonally across a black cardstock panel. I laid the die cut along the diagonal and ran it through my Cuttlebug. Then, I used my paper trimmer to cut the rest of the panel which wasn't cut from the die, to keep the edge along the diagonal. Then, I got to use the Hanauma Bay glitter! Woot Woot! I LOVE the depth of this glitter, and all the colors within it!
Look at those colors!
It felt like it needed a bit of a definition, so I used Sparkle N Sprinkle's 1/8" Tear-ific Tape and adhered a strip of it right up against the base of the 2-1/2" tape. I used my good ol' "finger tool" and burnished in the lovely Luau Green glitter, and created a nice, perfect pop of color!
I really like to decorate the inside of cards - they just don't seem finished if I can't do an inside, and since this was to celebrate a birthday, I went to town using Lawn Fawn's Bake Me a Cake stamp set, and paper pieced the cake layers from two of Lawn Fawn's Petite Paper Packs: Let's Polka and Hello Sunshine.
I also used some of the little stamps in the stamp set to add some color around the outer edge of the inner card panel. I used the sentiment from the card set to add a sentiment above the cake, along with the candles on top!
And, heck, while I was at it, I made an envelope. I used Lawn Fawn's Louie's ABCs and die cut out the letters and added them to an envelope I made using an envelope maker.
I hope Damian enjoys his birthday card - it will be fun celebrating his special day with him.
Thanks for stopping by, have a magical day!