I have to admit I am color challenged. I know the obvious common colors you can put together (like blue, green and yellow) but when it comes to mixing things up, I fail terribly. That is one of the great things about Stampin’ Up!®. They use different colors in the Designer Series Paper that I would not normally put together. So if you ever get stuck on what colors look good with other colors, just look at the DSP and you will get lots of ideas.
To make this card, I first layered a 2″ x 5.5″ piece of Design A Daydream Designer Series Paper on a 2.25″ v 5.5″ piece of Daffodil Delight on a Pool Party card base. Next, I cut out a piece of Basic White card stock using the Radiating Stitches Dies and layered that on top. These dies are part of the Online Exclusive products.
I cut out the letters HAPPY four times using the Alphabet a La Mode dies and Blackberry Bliss card stock and layered them on top of each other. I cut them out so many times because I wanted them to stick out and the letters are too thin to use Dimensionals. They were very easy to line up. The candle is from the set of dies called Sentiment Silhouettes. I used Old Olive, Blackberry Bliss and Daffodil Delight for the colors. The sentiment is from the stamp set called Heron Habitat. Originally the stamp say “happy birthday” but I masked off the word “happy” using some tape. If you don’t know what masking means, it is when you cover part of a stamp with a Post-It Note or some tape, ink up the stamp, remove the mask and stamp. The tape blocks any ink from getting on the part you don’t want. I have heard that some people cut their stamps apart (gasp!!) but that would give me hives so I use the masking technique instead.
I love the way you made this card! The stacked letters, happy DSP, and dies are perfect – and they all coordinate so well (as always with you). Really awesome birthday card!!