Everyone enjoys blowing out the candles, and making wishes on their birthday! Don’t they?
This birthday card was inspired by the color challenge at Global Design Project.
The three colors are in the “Brights” family. Coastal Cabana and Granny Apple Green are so pretty together, and the candle flame in Melon Mambo adds some “pop.”
I chose Coastal Cabana for the card base, followed by a layer of Whisper White cardstock, that I edged with a new, favorite die from the Be Mine Stitched die set. Next, a layer of dotted, Designer Series Paper from the 6X6 Brights Collection.
The next step was very tedious, and I will not do it again with the Well Written words. First, I cut “birthday wishes” (Well Written die set) from the dotted DSP, exposing the white layer. Using the same two dies, I cut “birthday wishes” from Granny Apple Green cardstock, and placed the words in the empty space. I didn’t like the way it looked with the remaining white spaces showing, which led to the ridiculous, inlaid, part. I cut the two words a third time from Coastal Cabana, and filled 14 teeny tiny spaces. Call me silly! I should have simply cut the words from Granny Apple Green, and glued them on top.
Once I completed my words, I needed candles for making wishes, and found them in the Blow Out The Candles stamp set. I stamped three candles in Coastal Cabana ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock, and cut them with their die from Candles & Confetti. The stamp set also has the flame, which I stamped in Melon Mambo ink.
My three candles looked a little lonely, so before attaching them, I added some greenery. To make the leaves, I used a die from the Wonderful Floral die set, with Granny Apple Green cardstock, and a piece of Brights 6X6 DSP.
Thanks for paying me a visit! You’ll find all four die sets that I used on today’s card in my Product List below.
It’s bound to be someone’s birthday today, so Happy Birthday, and may all your wishes come true!