Thursday, February 13, 2014

Happy Birthday! with Kraft Paper, Inks, and Die Cuts

I posted a sneak peek of this card over on my Instagram feed and promised a full blog post after the recipient, well, received it! Seeing as I hand delivered it yesterday to my dear dad I can now share it with the rest of you.

I was inspired by this card by Kristina Werner and seeing as I needed a card for Dad thought this was a prime opportunity to try it out. Besides, I even HAVE that Paper Smooches stamp set! Woot!

Happy Birthday!
Seeing as I don't have any of the new Simon Says Stamp inks yet (boo), but my Memento's held their own. I inked up Pistachio, Teal Zeal, Elderberry, and Dandelion for a bright and pretty design. I had a bit of empty space left on the bottom so I drew in the faux stitching with my Inksentials White Gel Pen, and am very pleased with how straight the line came out. Go me. :)

The speech bubble is a Simon Says Stamp exclusive and cuts like a dream, especially when paired with my magnetic Sizzix board. I used scrap paper I had leftover from other projects of various thicknesses, so in the end I cut and glued together (7) bubbles. I can easily see using this same technique with my Cameo. The 'happy birthday' sentiment is also from Simon Says Stamp and comes with the stamp set with the kitty in the box I love so much. You may recognize it from this card.
Woo, look at the height!
Including picking out inks and paper scraps, I put the whole card together in under 30 minutes. Fast, easy, pretty, and easily changed up for any occasion. I think I've added another card to my 'go to' pile!

Have you been inspired by any cards lately?

I'm linking up here: Simon Monday Challenge Blog: We Love Stamps!, Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog: Get Krafty!, Paper Smooches! Challenge: Fun and Cute

Happy Crafting!