Last week I stumbled upon a Facebook post by my friend Barbara. Barb talked about how Shannon, from the Stampin’ Up! corporate office, was heading up a “movement” if you will. Shannon talked about how everyone uses social media now to wish people happy birthday and how it’s ruining birthdays. Shannon is going to bring birthdays back by mailing a birthday card to anyone who asks her. At last count I think she was almost up to 2,000 people on her spreadsheet. What a cool idea don’t you think?
Loved it and I’m jumping on it. I want to start making tons of birthday cards and not only sending them, but giving them away as gifts. In fact this week I am sending out 50 cards to a few lucky customers as gifts and on the back of the cards I am including #imbringingbirthdaysback. How fun right?
So we are going to start with this card. The cardstock is Whisper White and the top layer has the corners punched out using the “Project Life” corner rounder punch.
I randomly stamped the flowers using Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral and Wild Wasabi ink.
I also stamped a flower on a separate scrap piece of paper and cut it out with my scissors to use later.
On basic black cardstock, I stamped the sentiment in white craft ink. First I rubbed it down with the embossing buddy though. Almost forgot to tell you.
I poured white embossing powder over the sentiment and heat said it with the heat tool so that it would create a little bit of texture and raise it up off the paper.
To create that chalkboard look, just dab the craft sponge in the Whisper White Craft Ink thenI rub it in circles on a scrap piece of paper first to really combine the ink – it stays wet for long time. And you lightly rub it over just a couple areas of your black cardstock.
Then, cut out the sentiment using the circles collection framework dies on the big shot machine.
Now I know that we (Stampin Up!) offer a piercing tool template with circles on it (and I have that) by I couldn’t find it. Big shocker – I can’t find where I put stuff half the time. So I just winged it.
After I glued down the black circle I punched holes around it with my paper piercing tool as carefully as I could so that it wouldn’t look crazy. It came out pretty even- surprisingly.
I added a large rhinestone in the center of the cut-out flower that I popped up on dimensional. Then, added the sentiment stamped with Archival ink. That includes the top layer onto the white card base.
I forgot, I decided to add some black dots to the center of the yellow flowers because I wanted to tie in the black cardstock just a little bit more and the flowers and have a center anyway so that’s how that ended up coming into play. For all the products, be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post to purchase or learn more.
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