Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Twice as Big on Birthdays!

The Big on Birthdays stamp set makes it so easy to whip up a quickie birthday card. I don't know why I didn't jump on the "big greeting" bandwagon until very recently, but I am all over them now!

Today's post shows two very different looks, using the same stamp and card sketch, but different colors and papers. The card above would make a great masculine birthday card. The Hardwood stamp was used for the background (stamped in Soft Suede on Crumb Cake cardstock), along with a bit of linen-look DSP from the Serene Scenery DSP Stack. The greeting was heat embossed with copper embossing powder, and a bit of Cucumber Crush Striped Ribbon added a touch of color along with the Mint Macaron faux die-cut bow.

The card in the tutorial goes for a more modern feminine look with black, gold, and Melon Mambo.

Here's the How To:
 Greeting: Whisper White 2-5/8" x 2-7/8"
 Mat: Basic Black 2-3/4" x 3"
 Bow: Gold Foil 2" x 2"
 DSP background: Pop of Pink Specialty DSP 4" x 5-1/4"
 Coordinating DSP Strip: 1-3/4" x 4"
 Ribbon: Melon Mambo 1/8" Stitched Ribbon 5-1/2"
 Card base: Basic Black 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored & folded at 4-1/4"

  1. Adhere DSP Strip to DSP background 1" from bottom. Handy Hint: The Grid Paper is a very useful tool for this!

  2. Wrap ribbon around DSP strip 3/8" from bottom of strip, and adhere ends to back. Then adhere all to card base.

  3. Die cut gold foil using bow in Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits.

  4. Stamp greeting in black on white cardstock and adhere to black mat. Adhere die-cut bow behind.

  5. Add dimensionals to back and adhere to card base.

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