One Background - Four Ways

One Background - Four Ways



Good morning! Deborah here with you today. I’ve got lots more birthday cards to share with you today – I think I’ve made all I need for this month!! All the cards feature Altenew’s Woven Stripes background. Here’s the first:



It’s a clean, simple card for my niece’s partner – it’s his birthday today. I made an A2 note card from green card in my stash. The Woven Stripes image is made up of sections of stripes, I masked off each section and stamped the image in four different colours. I used scallop edge die to cut out the main panel and adhered it to the note card. I stamped a bold, black birthday greeting in the bottom corner and finished the front with a beautiful dragonfly. I stamped the dragonfly directly on the card base, and on a scrap of white card which I coloured with Copic markers, carefully cut out and adhered to the card. I added shimmer to the dragonfly with a clear shimmer brush.



On the white panel inside the card, I stamped a fun birthday message and stamped the dragonfly again.



For my second card, I used Versamark to stamp the Woven Stripes image onto watercolour card and heat embossed with white powder. I used watercolour paints to colour the image. I allowed the colours to run together and blend. Once dry, I adhered the panel to a black mat layer and glued it to the front of a 6¼” x 4½” note card. I stamped the leaf image in Versamark onto vellum, heat embossed with silver powder and used the matching die to cut the image out. I die cut the birthday greeting from black card and silver mirri card.



Inside the card, I cut a mat layer of black card and on the white panel I stamped the leaf image in soft pink ink. I stamped ‘happy birthday’ and a greeting too.



This is a clean, simple card perfect for a guy. Once again, I stamped the panel in several colours and trimmed it along the long diagonal. I glued a section of the panel to the bottom of a white A2 note card. I added a strip of black card above the panel, and then stamped a simple birthday greeting in black. I finished the front by adding several stars stamped in the same colour as the stripes. I fussy cut each star.



Inside the card, I added a couple more pieces of the Woven Stripes image to the corners of the white panel. I stamped a fun greeting and added a few more stars.



My last card features the Woven Stripes background image stamped directly onto an A2 white notecard. I used my stamp positioner to stamp the word ‘Hooray’ in three colours. I trimmed the panel to size, layered it onto a black mat, added it to the note card and finished with a simple bold, black greeting which I added with dimensional pads.



On the white panel inside the card, I added a greeting, birthday verse and more stars.


That’s all from me today. See you again next week.

Deborah, x