A cheerful, bright birthday card today, to combat the gloom we have in our little corner of the world at present. Although there seem to be a lot of instructions for this one, each stage is very simple and it actually comes together really quickly.
The card base is an A6 portrait of Crushed Curry. A mat of Whisper White was stamped diagonally across, with the dots from Happy Watercolor (Wood 133188 or Clear 133191), using Crushed Curry ink and stamping twice before reinking. This was adhered direct to the card front. A piece of Burlap Ribbon (132140) was trimmed and frayed and adhered near the bottom of the card front. After punching a strip of Crushed Curry card with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border (119275) it was then adhered to the Ribbon. A panel of Baked Brown Sugar card was run through the Big Shot with the Decorative Dots embossing folder (free with £45 purchase during Sale-a-bration – 133520) and adhered direct to the punched strip at the bottom and popped up on dimensionals above the ribbon (this helps balance the panel over the slightly bulky ribbon). The large watercolor splash from Happy Watercolor was stamped in Crushed Curry ink onto Whisper White card. After stamping the sentiment from Simply Sketched (a hostess exclusive – Wood 129669 or Clear 129672) over the top in Early Espresso ink, it was punched out with the 2-1/2″ Circle (120906). A Decorative Label (120907) was punched from Crushed Curry card, cut in half through the widest part and each half adhered behind the top and bottom of the punched circle. This was adhered to the card front, again with the bottom half adhered direct and the top half popped up on dimensionals. Finally, Linen Thread (104199) was tied in a bow onto a Vintage Faceted Designer Button (127555) which was then adhered to the card front with Mini Glue Dots.
The Whisper White insert was stamped in the bottom corner with the flower spray from Happy Watercolor, using Crushed Curry ink and the sentiment from Bring on the Cake (Wood 128490 or Clear 121958) was stamped in Early Espresso ink.
Have a great weekend and let’s hope it brings some brighter weather