Happy Birthday 3 Ways!

Happy Birthday 3 Ways!

Happy Thursday!

 

Oh my, how did we get to the last week of February already? I don't know if it is just me, but this month has gone quick and I am so glad another week of home learning is almost over!

 

Anyway, today I am bringing ALL the Happy Birthday to the blog with the NEW Avery Elle Happy Birthday Die. I've fallen in love with this cute die.

 

I was a little unsure of the sizing at first. Yes, I know the description has the sizing, but do we crafters acutally look at that or is it just me that doesn't?! BUT, it is the perfect size. 9.5 x 5 cm perfect for standard size cards.

 

 

I started out by making my first card combining it with the Sugar Pea Gradient Stripes Stencil. This stencil is SO much fun, but it is a little flimsy where the wider stripes are, so second attempt I used temporary stencil adhesive to ink through.

 

 

I stenciled both my base card and my layer to create a fun dimensional card and added a simple red Happy Birthday die cut to finish this masculine card off.

 

I was on a masculine roll, so I went on to make this second card. This time I combined the Happy Birthday die with geometrics from Concord & 9th Geometric Stamp Set.

 

 

I've said before I often reach for geometrics when creating masculine cards and I love how this turned out with a plain white Happy Birthday die cut.

 

 

Lastly for today I wanted to create a bright card using my favourite trio of colours!

 

 

This time I created a ink blended background using Distress Oxide inks. I've then added another simple white Happy Birthday die cut. I foam mounted all the die cuts and I simply cut my foam squares in half and added them around the underside of the die cut.

 

 

That's all I have to share today using this die, I am sure it'll be coming out again soon as it is such a cute die ;)

Until next week, Crafty Hugs Bev x