Let's Party Birthday Cards

Let's Party Birthday Cards

 

 

Good morning all! Deborah here with you today. I’ve got a couple of birthday cards to share with you today. My hubby, Jonathan, and his sister, Charlotte, have their birthdays on Friday 30 April. Same day, seven years apart!! I’ve used a mixture of Concord & 9th, and Altenew products on the cards – I love how they work together. I’ll start off with Charlotte’s card:

 

 

I used Concord & 9th’s Let’s Party Turnabout stamp to create the background on both cards. I love the turnabout stamps – they can be stamped four times to give a complete background, as I’ve done here, or you can do one, two or three stamps. I wanted the background on this card to be quite neutral, so the inks I used were two shades of grey, a silver, and Versamark ink which I embossed with Lawn Fawn silver embossing powder. Next, I used my stamp positioner to stamp the large hydrangea from Altenew’s Hello Hydrangea stamp set. I removed the image from the positioner and coloured with Copic markers. I know that a true yellow hydrangea doesn’t really exist, but I wish it did! I returned the image to my stamp positioner, stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Lawn Fawn’s silver embossing powder. I used the matching die from Altenew’s Hello Hydrangea die set to cut out the flower. I also cut two more flowers from plain white card. I layered the coloured image onto the white die cuts which gives a great dimension. After adhering the hydrangea to the card, I added lots of sparkle to the flower with a clear aqua shimmer brush. I finished the front of the card by stamping a simple birthday greeting in black ink from Concord & 9th’s Tiny Tagalongs stamp set.

 

 

Inside, I cut a piece of white card slightly smaller than the note card onto which I stamped a birthday greeting from Concord & 9th's Yay for Birthdays stamp set. I used bold yellow for the word ‘birthday’ and grey for the scripty ‘happy’. I finished by stamping some little hydrangea buds and colouring them with Copic markers. I edged the finished panel with a bright yellow marker and adhered it to the note card.

 

     

 

This card is for Jonathan. My husband’s hobby is photography. While he doesn’t use a polaroid camera anymore, he did once upon a time! I used shades of blue, green, and teal for the Let’s Party background. The ‘polaroid’ camera image is from Concord & 9th’s Oh Snap! stamp set. I stamped the image using the same technique as for the hydrangea. I had to find some images on the computer to work out how to colour the camera. I did see that nearly all the old Polaroid camera featured a simple rainbow effect, and I wanted to add that to my stamped image. I used Copic markers to colour the image and added the rainbow using felt pens from my desk. I used the matching die from the Oh Snap! die set to cut out the camera. The die set includes a thin die which cuts out a hole in the camera which means you can have a pull-out feature. I stamped the ‘polaroid photo’ on white card and used the die to cut it out. There’s a tiny ‘pull here’ stamp in the Oh Snap! stamp set which I stamped on the bottom of the ‘photo’. I finished the photo by stamping a birthday greeting using stamps from Altenew’s Birthday Builder stamp set. This set contains the words ‘happy’ and ‘birthday’ in lots of fonts and sizes – it’s so useful. I put the photo through the hole in the camera and used dimensional tape on the back of the camera image to (a) hold the photo in place, and (b) adhere it to the card front.

 

 

Inside, I cut a piece of white card slightly smaller than the note card. I stamped a simple bold birthday greeting from Concord & 9th’s All the Birthdays in soft teal. To decorate, I stamped and masked the photo frame in shades of grey, green and blue. I also added a few words from the Oh Snap! stamp set.

 

It’s okay for me to share the cards here with you today as neither Charlotte nor Jonathan will see the post! That’s all from me today – hope you’re all keeping safe and well. See you next week.

Deborah, x