Birthday Cards

Birthday Cards

Good morning! It’s Deborah here with you today, and as I type this post the sun is shining and the snow is melting. It’s a perfect day to spend in my craft room. I’ve been busy making cards to add to my birthday stash. I’ll start with a clean, layered birthday card.



I started by making a simple stencilled background using Concord & 9th Retro Petal Turnabout stencil pack. There are three stencils in the pack, one of which is a Turnabout stencil, and you can use lots more colours than a stamped turnabout. Also, don’t need a jig and stamping platform to create the pattern. I lined the stencil up with the edge of my card and inked alternate diagonal rows with red and grey. I turned the stencil to fill the gaps and repeated the process and ended up with a panel of diagonal stripes with each row having red and grey ovals. I cut the panel to 4” x 5¼” and adhered it to the front of a black card. Next, I used Altenew’s Geo Frame die set to cut a white rectangular panel onto which I stamped a black frame from the co-ordinating Altenew Geo Frame stamp set. Next, I used my new Concord & 9th Snail Mail stamp set to create the birthday message in the die-cut rectangle. I stamped the snail outline in black ink and used the solid stamps to colour the body and create the shell. I fussy cut them out and added the snail to the bottom of the rectangle. I adhered the whole panel flat to the front of the card.



On the inside, I cut a panel of white card onto which I stamped a birthday greeting using stamps from Concord & 9th’s Cuddles and Hugs. I finished the inside by adding another snail and a little snail trail! I was having such fun with the Snail Mail set that I decided to decorate the envelope too.



My second card made use of the strip left from the stencilled panel. I edged the panel with a black marker pen to give it some definition. Before adhering it to the card, I stamped a bold, black greeting on the front of the card using Concord & 9th’s Cuddles and Hugs. I adhered the stencilled panel and restamped the sentiment. On the inside, I simply completed the greeting and added some very softly stencilled pattern using the Retro Petal Turnabout stencil.



That's all from me today - hope you've enjoyed seeing the cards. See you again next week.

Deborah, x