I don't know about you, but the cards I need most often are birthday cards. I love to mail out and hand deliver them. I just gave one to a co-worker yesterday. She was so surprised that I remembered; I could tell it made her feel special and I love that!
This first card combines bright, cheery colors and a bold, yet minimal pattern.
I created the pattern using one of the stamps in the Borders & Backgrounds 4 set.
Stamping first the vertical and horizontal, then the diagonals created these star-like images. After stamping the three images I cut the cardstock strip in half directly down the center of the star images. What I was left with were what looked to me like sun bursts! I placed them on either side of my sentiment panel and lined them with strips of cardstock colored with Wild Mango Dye Ink to cover the seam.
Stamps: Borders & Backgrounds 4, Hand Lettered Hello, Strictly Sentiments 4 // Inks: Wild Mango Dye Ink, Sweet Nectar Dye Ink // Cardstock: White
My next card is perfect for the little girl in your life.
The chevron was created using modeling paste mixed with distress paint. It was applied to the white cardstock panel using a stencil. After it was dry, I cut it into three pieces using a curved die. I pieced it back together in such a way that the chevrons did not line up.
Embellished with a pink Hand Lettered Hello die cut sentiment and some enamel dots the card is ready to send.
Stamps: Ink Splats, Hand Lettered Hello //Dies: Hand Lettered Hello, Birds & Branches Frame// Cardstock: White
Finally, I have a birthday card for a guy, young or old, in shades of blue.
Using another single stamp from Borders & Backgrounds 4, I created a pattern by alternating the direction of the stamp as well as the color each time I stamped it. Lake House Dye Ink and Nautical Navy Dye Ink are the perfect compliment to one another.
So glad you stopped by today. Join me tomorrow for my final day of projects!