Saturday, 27 February 2010

Birthday season

If, like me, you have a lot of birthdays around March, it's always good to have some designs that you can use and alter as appropriate for the individual. This card uses up scraps that I seem unable to let go of, but it's great to be able to use up those bits of lovely papers left over from layouts.

Cut three strips of equal width to the length of the card blank you're using. Then, ink the edges of those in a coordinating colour before tying a small piece of ribbon round them and attaching them to the page. In this example I staggered the ribbons but line them up as you see fit. Then taking a bazzill flower, stamp a flower shape over the top, this is a very effective technique for customising/altering them. Then, stamp the greeting, in this case Happy Birthday on another piece of card and cut out as a tag shape. I stuck a jewel on the star/flower shape in the corder of the stamped image. Then attach that using a brad to the flower, which you then attach to the card.

If it's your birthday this month, all the best, and have a lovely day.

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