I've had this big Happy Birthday stamp for what seems like forever now and have never used it! Mainly because I'm always making standard A2 size cards which this baby clearly doesn't fit. So, instead of trying to use the greeting on the inside of the card I decided to make a square card featuring the seniment on the front. Wow, was that ever a challenge for me since I rarely ever think to add sentiments on my cards. I have to say that I love the result and will definitely be adding more sentiments on my cards, obviously not all of them this big though, LOL!!!
My card base is Basic Black and measures 5 3/4 on each side. The rest of the card was created on a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece of PTI White and was attached to the Basic Black using mounting tape. On the PTI White I layered a slightly smaller piece of Baja Breeze then Generations Patterned Paper. The shadow layer is a 2 1/4 x 5 1/4 piece of Barely Banana cardstock finished on one side using the Eylet Border Punch. I wrapped 5/8" White Grosgrain Ribbon around the PTI White and taped the ends down on the back side.
To make the image I first made the blue background paper using PTI White cardstock, Baja Breeze and this fun Wax Resist Background Tutorial. I completely forgot to crumple the wax paper but as you can see the background still turned out great, LOL!!! After making the background paper I stamped the HAPPY BIRTHDAY in Memento Tuxedo Black then die cut the sentiment using the Top Note Sizzix Die. I cut out the sentiment along the dashed line then layered it on to the same die cut from Basic Black cardstock then attached the sentiment to card base using mounting tape.
To embellish the card I made a beautiful bow using the same White Grosgrain Ribbon and attached it using glue dots. I added a paper flower finished with a Pearl Flower White Acrylic Embellishment. Below the sentiment I added two large buttons threaded with DMC White.
Hope you have a fantastic day!
- Stamps: Happy Birthday (Victorine Originals)
- Paper: Basic Black, Baja Breeze, Barely Banana, PTI White, Generations (Momenta, A Family Affair Collection)
- Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Baja Breeze
- Other: Eyelet Border Punch, 5/8" White Grosgrain Ribbon, Paper Flower, Pearl Flower White Acrylic Embellishment (Accent Creative Designs), Top Note Sizzix Die, Buttons, DMC White, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape