Saturday, February 20, 2016

Star birthday card

My youngest grandson is having a birthday at the end of the month and I made him this card.  The background is junk mail that arrived a while back and the look and feel of the paper was so much like leather I set it aside hoping to be able to use it on a card.  I decided to layer these two off cuts on either side of it and I like how the holes provide a linear feel to the card.  The stitching was part of the background so I decided to repeat it by stitching the greeting in place. If I had drawn a pencil line for the stitching it would have been better  - I will know better for next time.  I added an embossed star sequin with a gold brad on the right hand side of the greeting and several small confetti stars to the background.  I added a coordinating ribbon and glued the end to the back of the paper and then glued this large element to the front of a green card. I added a gold foil die cut star (SX) which I cut from a piece of packaging I saved a while back.  I applied the star to the card front using 3D foam tape.   A fun card for a little guy who has so much fun playing with his trains.