Im always in need of more birthday cards to add to my stash. Seems like those are the cards I send out most often. So, for the challenges and card sites I am visiting this week, I am going to try to make my cards birthday cards.
This first one I used the sketch from Operation Write Home for the layout. The "happy birthday" was cut using my Cricut and the Craft Room Basics Font. I used the cut-out for this card, but the next card I used the actual cut out letters. Great way to get more use out of your cuts- two cards with one Cricut cut!
Anyway, I backed the letters with some patterned paper. Then I stamped and cut out the stars. I covered the stars in Versa Mark and then heat embossed them with some silver embossing powder. I actually coated the stars several times, trying to achieve a smoother finish. Obviously, I need more practice with that technique.
Here is the second card I made using the cut-outs from my Cricut. This time, I used hearts in the place of the "a". I watercolored the hearts and added some Diamond Stickles.
I used five different patterns for this card. Simon Says Stamp's Monday challenge is to be inspired by the number 5 somehow. I just received a pack of patterned papers and some washi tape, so I threw them all together and I'm surprised how well they actually coordinate! I always seem to have problems pairing more than a few patterns.
So those are a few of the cards for the week. Hope you enjoy!
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