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!



  1. Fabulous birthday card and it perfectly shows that you CAN use glitter on a guy card! Your photos capture the glitter beautifully too! I'm sure he will love his birthday card.

  2. What an amazing birthday card! Thanks for playing the Lawnscaping Challenge!

  3. Love how you incorapted the dots and stripes in the cake!! Lovely:)