Geometric Birthday

Geometric Birthday

 

 

Morning! Only a week to go to the big celebration and for a change all my Christmas cards are made and posted. So, today I'm sharing a clean, crisp, masculine birthday card.

 

 

I think by now you all know that I love the Concord & 9th turnabout stamps - they're just so versatile. I've had On the Diagonal turnabout since it came out, but this is the first time I've used it! I cut a panel of white card 6" square temporarily adhered it to the Concord & 9th Turnabout Jig and placed the whole lot into my stamping platform. I stamped the image using two colours. If you've not used turnabout stamps then you can find several videos on Concord & 9th's blog to help, but it is easy.

 

I trimmed the stamped panel to 4" x 5¾" and adhered it to the front of a 4½" x 6¼" white card. I found some shimmer teal card in my stash and cut a thin strip which I adhered to the top and bottom of the panel. I used the solid square birthday greeting from All the Birthdays stamp set and stamped it in a dark teal and cut it out with the matching die from All the Birthdays die set. I used foam tape to adhere this to the centre of the card. On the inside, I simply stamped another birthday greeting with some confetti decoration and used the strips cut from the front panel to add to the top and bottom of the card.

 

 

The card above is not what I started with. Well, most of it is, but the greeting was originally stamped in pale teal and I added some dark green glitter ink to define the letters. It didn't work at all. Fortunately, it was dead easy to restamp the square birthday greeting in dark teal and simply glue it over the orginal image. No one will ever know - well, apart from you guys!!!

 

 

As you can see, it doesn't work like this at all. Thanks for stopping by today. See you again next week. Bye for now.

Deborah, x