I hope you're all having a fabulous weekend. It's been a rainy and overcast here in PA; but I think we may finally be done with the snow at least!
Today, I have a simple birthday card to share with you. I designed this card around a couple of challenges (posted and linked at the end). Usually, I make a card and then hop over to Paper Playful and find the challenges that my card fits. This time, however, I did it the opposite way.
One of the challenges I chose involved using spots and stripes. For the stripes, I used "Basic Stripes" from Clearly Besotted stamped with Simon Says Stamp Hot Lips ink in the center of a piece of Neenah solar white card stock. For the dots, I used Simon Says Stamp "Lots of Dots" and alternated inking them with Hot Lips ink and Khaki ink. The card base is Fine Linen from PTI.
For the sentiment in the center, I originally stamped the sentiment from "Poppy Birthday" by Verve Stamps in Khaki ink and then inked the edges in Hot Lips ink. However, I felt as though it just didn't quite stand out enough and got a bit lost in the center of the card. So, I re-stamped the sentiment in Vintage Photo Distress ink and just adhered it over the original sentiment.
I added some May Arts Natural twine with a small button around the center at the bottom for some added interest. I mounted the center panel with foam adhesive on the card base.
1. Addicted to Stamps: Celebrations
2. Little Patch of Crafty Friends: Anything Goes
3. Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge: Anything Goes with spots and stripes
4. Crafty Catz: Buttons and Bows
5. Polkadoodles Challenge: Birthday
That's all for me today. Have a wonderful afternoon and I'll see you again soon!