Morning! It’s Deborah here with you today. I’m still busy working ahead with my cards. This week I have a couple of birthday cards to share. The first is a card I’ve made for my father-in-law:



I used my stamp positioner and lined up the row of birthday presents in the middle of the white panel. I stamped with black ink and then and moved the white card up and down in the positioner and ended up with a background panel of presents. Colouring the presents was easy. I simply used the solid square stamp and several shades of green and aqua ink and stamped freehand. I trimmed the panel to 4” x 5¼” and layered it onto a black mat measuring 4⅛” x 5⅜”. I added the panel to the front of an A2 white side-opening note card. To finish the front, I die cut a ‘happy birthday’ greeting with black shadow and white card for the words.



Inside the card, I cut a mat layer of black card. On the white panel I added a fun birthday greeting – who doesn’t love cake? And added a few more birthday presents along the bottom for decoration.



The next card is for my son’s aunty who lives in the States – she should have received the card by now. I used the colour challenge from Less is More for the card. I made the notecard from black card. I cut a piece of white card 4” wide, put it in my stamp positioner and stamped the balloons towards the top of the card in a soft grey ink. I removed the card and coloured the balloons with Copic markers. I returned the card to the stamp position and stamped the balloons again in Versamark ink and heat embossed with gold powder. I used the matching die to cut out the balloons. I the trimmed the panel to 5¼”. I stamped the balloon strings onto the card, heat embossed with gold powder and then added the panel to the front of the black notecard. I used a gold aqua shimmer pen to add some sparkle to the two plain balloons. I finished by adding a simple birthday greeting over the strings.



Inside the card, I cut a piece of white card 3¾”x 5” onto which I stamped a birthday greeting in black and pink. I added a row of die cut balloons that I had spare. They were only spare as I realised that you must make sure you stamp the balloons the right way up to use the die!!


That’s all from me today. See you again soon.

Deborah, x

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