Today’s is one of my best friend’s birthday. Char and I have been friends for 35+ years. We actually met because my third and and youngest son had a lot of issues when he was first born so I decided to stay home with him and his brothers. In order to make ends meet I started a daycare. Char contacted me and brought her children over and things just blossomed in a life long friendship. Char is the sweetest, most kind person and I love her dearly. Plus, she is a downline of mine, which makes it that much better. This is the card I made for her birthday. I love how bright the colors are and thought she would love it too.
To make this card, I first used the background stamp called Sketched Plaid. I stamped it with a new color called Azure Afternoon onto a 4″ x 5.25″ piece of Basic White card stock. I adhered that to an Azure Afternoon card base. Azure Afternoon is a beautiful bright blue. It is darker than Tahitian Tide but lighter than the retired Pacific Point. I can see using it a lot in my future.
Next, I used the stamp set called Sweet Citrus. This stamp set is a two-step stamp set which means it can take two or more stamps to make one image. The first stamp was the outlines of the fruit and the second stamp was the insides. I actually stamped both images twice – once in Daffodil Delight ink and once in Lemon Lime Twist. Sweet Citrus has a coordinating die set as well as an embossing folder. The large die cuts out all the fruit at once. Then I stamped the leaves in Azure Afternoon ink and cut them out using the die set. I arranged all the pieces on top of the card.
Lastly, I used the stand alone die set called Wanted To Say. This is a fun die set that cuts out various words such as “Happy Birthday”, “Celebrate”, “you’re too kind” and “Feel Better Soon”. Then it has another die that cuts out a background for each of those phrases. Also included are some miscellaneous dies such as stars, hearts, a flower, a bow and stems. I cut out the word “Celebrate” in Azure Afternoon and the background in Basic White. I layered that on top using Dimensionals.
Happy birthday, Char. I hope you have an amazing day!