Today I’m sharing a quick & easy, friendly happy birthday card! Of course, when you have everything you need at hand, just about anything is easy; maybe not quick! When I was jotting my list of supplies used, I realized how much went into this card. I guess that’s one reason why I get irked when people think that ‘hand made’ means ‘cheap’. Uh, no!! Not when the cumulative cost of everything used on one card is almost $100! Sure, I didn’t need to use 3 different stamp sets, a die set, 3 different distress inks, and 6 different coloured markers, and heat embossing – but I did use them. Okay – rant over! I think it’s because craft fair season is coming up, and I’m suffering flashbacks. Which is why I don’t do craft fairs anymore; I can’t not reply to those ‘cheap comments’ people!
FRIENDLY HAPPY BIRTHDAY CARD
Okay – so enough of my rant – let’s get to the card! Yes, I really did use 3 different stamp sets. The 2 big feature sets are MFT’s Friends at First Sip, and Studio Katia’s Mini Birthday Greeting.
Who would think that this happy card would bring up such bad craft fair memories?! I think this is so cute – and perfect to send to that friend you always meet for coffee 🙂
Start with stamping the dog and girl images from the MFT Friends at First Sip stamp set onto a piece of white cardstock, in Versafine Clair Nocturne ink. Cover with clear embossing powder, and heat set. Use your favourite medium; I chose my Specturm Noir markers. I have a some Tri-Blend and some Illustrator markers that I use – links will be in my supply list below. After colouring, use the coordinating dies to die cut.
On a panel of smooth white cardstock, blend on some Shabby Shutters and Mowed Lawn Distress inks to the bottom portion. Use the MFT Scene Builders stamp set to add the grassy bits, stamped in Mowed Lawn. Next, use the Studio Katia Mini Happy Birthday stamp, in the top right corner, with Nocturne ink. Cover the sentiment with clear embossing powder, and heat set. Now, blend on some Mustard Seed Distress ink across the top of the panel.
With foam tape or squares, attach the girl and the dog to the front of the panel. Finally, attach it to a dark green card base, with more foam tape.
Just a bit of extra dimension added by die cutting & popping up the images helps bring this card from okay to really cute!
WE ALL NEED MORE BIRTHDAY CARDS
There’s never a bad time to add to your stash of birthday cards, especially a friendly happy birthday card, like this one. Hopefully you’ve been inspired to add one like this to your stash! If you need any supplies, links are below, for online shopping! Have a fun, anxiety free day of stamping!
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