The colors of this a bright, happy birthday card are drawn from the International Bazaar designer series paper: Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango and Bashful Blue. Designer paper is great inspiration for any project.
The 2-3/8″ scallop punch, 1-3/4″ circle punch and 1″ square punch make this card easy work. This would be a great card to reproduce quickly to always have a stash of birthday cards on hand.
The large Daffodil Delight circle center is embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots Folder and then touched with 2-way glue before shaking a bit of Dazzling Diamonds glitter over for a little sunny sparkle. Did you see how I store and use glitter on Facebook? I like to show storage ideas on facebook. Look through my fb photo album.
The background was stamped Bashful Blue Ink on Bashful Blue Cardstock with a small flower from the Betsy’s Blossoms stamp set. The Make a Wish banner was stamped in Rich Razzleberry from the Sweet Essentials stamp set. And a Tangerine Tango glimmer brad was added for extra bling! To view a video tutorial on creating a banner, click here.
The tag was created with the Stampin’ Rewards Mixed Medley Stamp Set. ‘For you’ was stamped in Rich Razzleberry and the spider web stamped in Black StazOn Ink. I punched these out quickly with Circle punches. And the tag were layered on a circle Rich Razzleberry cardstock.
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This cute little owl from the Stampin’ Up! Owl Occasions in the Holiday Catalog is to die for! He is so adorable you can hardly go wrong. I stamped him in Tangerine Tango on this Early Espresso branch and added Summer Starfruit leaves. I also added a touch of Perfect Plum to his front feathers with marker and adhesive-backed Googlie eyes, also from the Holiday Catalog.
The balloons were stamped in Tangerine Tango, Perfect Plum and Summer Starfruit and punched out with the 3/4″ circle punch. Then I knotted one end of some Pool Party bakers twine to attach below the balloons, then I tied all the strings together into his ‘hand’. I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach the knots and Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the balloons.
The scallops below the picture were created with the same color as the balloons. I used the Scallop Punch and punched a longer section than I needed so I could trim it out where I wanted the scallops to land. Doing this allowed me to stagger the scallops.
A single layer birthday card with no embellishments, unless you count glitter. 🙂 I’ve been wanting to try the watercolor block technique. This entails coloring on an acrylic block and stamping with the block. It’s a little trickier than I originally thought and it took me a few tries to get an effect I liked.
I used the Summer Starfruit, Tangerine Tango and Tempting Turquoise markers to scribble freely on an acrylic block. Then I lightly spritzed the block with water before stamping on the Whisper White card stock. It’s very important to spritz it lightly. I sprayed it from about a foot away and only once. Anymore water than that makes it too wet and the colors run and get messy.
I stamped the Summer Silhouette images over the color blocks with Black StazOn ink. When I stamped the lower images, I masked the bottom so the stems would not extend below the color blocks.
Using a two-way glue pen I tapped a little glue on the flower blooms to add Dazzling Diamonds Glitter. Can you see the glitter in the picture below? Glitter is so hard to photograph. 🙁
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