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,