Whisking you a Happy Birthday

I love how stamps these days offer some fun ways to say traditional greetings like “Happy Birthday!” In this card, I brought color through using colored markers. Glue Dots® makes it easy to put this card together and it is durable for any paper types, whether that is cardstock or pattern paper. 

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Designed by: Grace Tolman

Time: Approximately 40 minutes (Including coloring time)

Level: Moderate Handiness

Size:  A2 card size (4 ¼ x 5 ½)

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Here's what you need:

Here's what you do:

Cut an 8 ½" x 11” piece of white cardstock in half horizontally, using a paper trimmer. This will give you two
5 ½" x 8 ½”. Fold one of the pieces in half,  so you get a 4 ¼" x 5 ½" to make your card base.  

Create the stitched 3" x 4” block with the other white half of the white cardstock using the Whimsy card builder die cut set. 

Stamp the image onto the die cut piece with black ink. Color in the image using the Spectrum Noir markers. 

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To add some more depth to the image, add some Nuvo Crystal Drops to the lady’s apron and add some shimmer to her shoes, hat, dress, and cupcakes with the Nuvo Shimmer Pen. Set aside to dry. 

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Meanwhile, stamp the card sentiment using the VersaMark ink pad. Heat emboss the sentiment after applying some black embossing powder. 

Die cut the sentiment with a label die. 

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Create the rectangle background using a piece of the pink dot paper from the Let’s Polka 6" x 6" paper pad and the largest rectangle die from the Whimsy die cut set. Adhere it to the front of the card using Premium Permanent GlueTape. Once the colored panel is dry, add Premium Permanent Glue Tape to the back and adhere to the center of the card. whisking birthday card (5) copy

Add Pop-Up Dots to the back of the sentiment label that you cut out with the die cutting machine and place it on the bottom left side of the card. 

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 ~ Grace