Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Bright Gender Neutral Birthday

  In honor of all our February birthdays in February my monthly event was a Stamp-A-Stack with 2 birthday card designs.  It's always good to have a stack of birthday cards on hand at the beginning of a year.  I designed this one to use bright colors and the Bring on the Cake stamp set and was inspired by a pair of my oldest sons pajamas believe it or not!  I think this design could be appropriate for kids as well as adults.  When using bright colors I tend to go for a Clean and Simple (CAS) style as I have a hard time balancing multiple bold colors.  I think a lot of white and texture help keep the brightness in check.

  The base of the card is Tangerine Tango.  A panel of Whisper White embossed with the Perfect Polka dots embossing folder is on top of that.  The texture keeps it from looking too flat or boring.

  For the top panel I stamped "Happy Birthday" in Night of Navy on Whisper White and I rounded opposite ends with the corner rounder punch.  I then colored in the letters with my markers alternating between, Real Red, Daffodil Delight and Tangerine Tango.  Please excuse my coloring skills here!  When I was making this sample I realized how well loved my Real Red marker was.  I had used it for so long and for so many projects that the brush tip was starting to fray so I couldn't keep in the lines very well!  Of course a new Real Red marker was on my order for supplies so my stamping ladies could get nice clean lines for their projects!

  To add some birthday sparkle we used the 2 way glue pen on the candle flame and then added a bit of Dazzling Diamonds.  I'm sure we were all totally sparkly that matter how hard you try it just gets every where.  But I think it's worth it for most projects. 

  We mounted the sentiment panel on Real Red that also had opposite corners rounded.  A piece of 1/8" Night of Navy taffeta knotted around finishes off this Clean and Simple birthday design.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Bring on the Cake

Ink: Night of Navy

Paper: Tangerine Tango, Real Red, Whisper White

Accessories: markers, Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder, 1/8" taffeta ribbon, corner rounder, 2 way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds


  1. Super cute! I wish I had that stamp... I'm trying to make some birthday cards for men/boys and that would be perfect.

  2. Super cute! Love the simplicity of it, yet a pop of color. Great card! Guess I need to get mine out and dust it off. TFS

  3. Great birthday card and it could be used as a masculine card too! Love the colors and the DD for the flame.



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