When you just need to say Happy Birthday!
Unfortunately I still find male cards a bit of a struggle! Why is it so much easier to design cards with flowers, ribbon and buttons! However, this card came together really easily and I loved using up my scraps of paper. It is a very simple design – stamp the splodge (technical term) from the “Love what you do ” stamp set twice in Smokey Slate ink. To get a light colour I stamped it off first on my grid paper.
Add a sprinkling of dots and stars using Coastal Cabana ink. I decided stars are allowed (not too girly) – hope you agree! The stamp is from the “Little Twinkle” stamp set.
I die cut a selection of “happy”s from my scrap paper in blues. The colours I used are Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay and Pacific Point. I did also cut one from Balmy Blue which I used on the tag.
The “birthday” is in Night of Navy. I’ve used the Well Written dies again, they are such a good investment. I use them so much! I find it easiest to use Fine-tip glue to stick the dies to the card front. A little goes a long way. I like to put a punch on top of them whilst the glue dries to make sure they stick down well.
The mount is a piece of Basic Gray cardstock measuring 10 cm by 14.3 cm. I snuck on some rhinestones to add a bit of sparkle – is that allowed?
Whilst I had all the bits on my desk I remembered to make a tag for the birthday present. It feels so professional and really finished the gift off! I had already die cut a happy so I simple used my tag punch and a 2″ piece of whisper white to make the base. If you are organised it is best to stamp the dots and stars before adhering the happy but I have to admit I did it the other way around! I also stamped the birthday in Night of Navy ink, initially direct onto the tag . But I smudged it so I stamped it again on a scrap and stuck the new piece over the top! oops!
The ribbon is the new beautiful Denim Ribbon tied with white Baker’s twine. I resisted adding any rhinestones to the tag but looking at it now I think it could take it! What do you think?
Here are the supplies you need to make this cute card and tag. Click on the links to go straight to my online shop. Remember you can earn Bonus Day coupons in July for every £45 you spend, before postage, you earn a £4.50 voucher to spend in August!