Saturday, April 18, 2015

For a special guy

DH is having a birthday on the weekend!!  To be sure that his card was ready on time I decided to work on it today!!  I was inspired by a card on Splitcoast Stampers that featured strips of decorative papers so I went looking in my scrap bucket to see if I could find several that coordinated.  Fortunately, I did and I also found a little frame left over from these cards that was the right colour to be my accent.  I started by punching HAPPY on one strip and then arranging the rest of them til  I was happy with the look of them.  The strips overlapped just a bit so I glued them to each other to create a full background for my card. Next, I used my homemade stamp positioner to stamp "birthday" on the one below the punched one in brown and embossed it with clear embossing powder.   I glued my background to the front of a brown card.  I added a strip stamped with a leafy background and glued my little green frame over it.  I found a leaf just the right colour in my bucket of leaf punchies.  It still needed a bit of something so I added dots to the bottom of each strip of decorative paper with a fine tip Sharpie!!  That was better!!  My card is ready to go for the weekend!!