Cold enough out there for you? I'm so glad I can stay inside today. Hopefully the work phones will cooperate, and I can have plenty of time to play with my new SU toys!
I made this card just using scraps of paper and ribbon I found while cleaning up my work space. Hey..what better way to avoid cleaning up by stopping to make a card?? ha ha!!
The card features a new FREE stamp set from SU called "Big Day." You can earn this set for FREE with a $50 purchase (before tax and shipping) during Sale-a-Bration! Who doesn't like FREE?? It's my favorite time of year! :)
This card was so fast to whip together, they would be easy to make a bunch to have in your stash.
I began by stamping the word image at the top of a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring
2-3/4" x 4" using Memento black ink. Next I stamped the cake and candle at the bottom. Then I stamped the banner portion on a scrap of Whisper White and fussy cut it out with my scissors. Set aside. I then glued the main image to a piece of black cardstock measuring 3" x 4-1/4". I used my aqua pen to add a little bit of color to the word "cake" and to the cake image. In this sample I used Pretty in Pink ink (retired) because it matched the scrap of ribbon I found. For a bit of contrast, I used a Strawberry Slush marker to the edge of the icing on the cake, and Daffodil Delight marker for the flame. To add a little sparkle, I colored the flame, icing edge, and the edges of the word "cake" with a glitter pen which is non-SU. This added just the right amount of bling. I used my tiny stapler to secure the scrap of ribbon, and added dimensionals to the back of this layer. I cut small pieces of dimensionals and added to the back of the banner that I had fussy cut, and put that in place over top of where the original banner was stamped. This adds a lot of dimension to the project.
The card base is a normal A2 sized card, and the layer of DSP measures 4" x 5-1/4". The DSP was non-SU also. Again...I was just using up what was on my desk. I love to do that sometimes. Just to sit down and create something with what's laying on your desk. (Ok...I confess...there's always a LOT of stuff just laying on my desk!) After I glued the DSP to the card front, then I added the focal image to the center of the card. Easy peasy!
I forgot to take a picture of the inside, but it looks exactly the same as the front (DSP and text box) only I stamped the words "and perhaps a little ice cream!" I think this card would also work well as a masculine birthday card if you chose another color other than pink.
Hope you stay warm, and have a creative day!