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Friday, July 11, 2014

Happy, Happy Birthday

This week at Color My Heart we have some fun, summery colors: Gypsy, Lagoon, Pear, and Sunset.  It took me days to figure out what to do with this one.  I was going to see if I could come up
with a Christmas card just to be different, but in the end, I went with a birthday card.


I used pigment ink to get the nice, strong color.  For the hanging words, I stamped BIRTHDAY onto a piece of cardstock using Keyboard Alphabet leaving plenty of room above the letters.  Then I cut the sides and bottom leaving a long piece above each letter.  I could then glue the tabs to the back of my top panel (4.25x4.25").  For the sentiment, I used Card Chatter - Birthday.  I masked off the bottom half of the stamp and inked one "happy" in Lagoon and the other in Pear.

To add the Baker's Twine, I first punched a tiny, half-circle on the sides of my top panel.  I forget where I saw this technique, but I love how it holds the twine in place.

The best part about a card like this is it's useful for all ages and any gender.

Until next time,
Becca

7 comments:

  1. This is so cute! Looks like dimension gets to be the star along with the colors! Love that idea!

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  2. I like the half circle punch idea. I've just been cutting a slit. Thanks.

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  3. I love how you made a birthday card with little banner letters for your card! Great way to use these colors!

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  4. super cute and fun card Becca.
    hugs,
    K

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  5. What a fun, CAS card. I love using the Keyboard Alphabet too!

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  6. What a fabulous card. I love how you stamped the letters in different colors on the birthday.

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  7. Love how simple and bright this is! The colors just pop!

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