Happy Birthday to you (Happy Birthday Gorgeous/Happy Birthday Thinlits)

by Kylie

Hi everyone, I was having a great conversation with a crafty friend and we were discussing patterned paper.  Stampin’ Up! has some amazing designs in its range.  I know a lot of people are paper hoarders and I’ve certainly been guilty of this in the past too.  Our conversation inspired me to create a card where the patterned paper was prominent.  The card design is based on a card I made previously and which I LOVED so much I’ve been wanting to try again for a long time. (This card remains one of my all time favourites).

The paper I’ve chosen is from the Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper pack.  I love the bright and happy colours but sometimes I find they are a bit overwhelming especially when compared with my usual colour palette.  In instances such as these, vellum is your best friend!  I die cut a rectangle of vellum with the Big Shot and it immediately softened the look of the paper.  I’m a big fan of this technique!

To create the sentiment, I first added Multipurpose Adhesive sheets to Whisper White and Night of Navy Cardstock before die cutting the Happy Birthday. I always try to remember to add this adhesive to my paper before die-cutting as it makes it SO much easier to adhere the more fiddly parts of the die cut.   I actually left the die cut in the paper while I sponged on the ink.  It was easier to hold the die cut piece.

I used the fine-tip glue to adhere the vellum panel to the patterned paper.  If you use a light hand you won’t have any squeeze out from behind the die cut and it will look seamless.  Unfortunately, I didn’t realise there was a bit of a blob of adhesive so you can see a bit of a mark above the ‘pp’ of happy.  Still, it’s not so bad.  I also used the Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots to add a bit of interest to my card as it was pretty plain.  An added advantage of this embellishment is that I could use one of the dots to secure the vellum at the bottom of my card.

 Here’s the Card…

It really is a quick and easy card to make so you could have a few in your stash for any last minute requirements.  I hope you’ll give it a try.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you have a great day!

Happy Stamping, Kylie

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Supplies Used:

Listed below are the supplies used to create the above project. If the stamp set comes in different types (such as clear mount and wood mount) or as a bundle, I link to all.

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