What’s a birthday without the Happy Birthday song!? We all know the song, and it has just four little words. I figured I could find the words among my growing collection of stamps, and I did. “Happy Birthday” is from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set, and “to you” is from Tabs for Everything.
Thanks to the Stamparatus, I was able to stamp the Happy Birthday song in Soft Suede ink, without much of a problem.
TIP: The words should be the same type (rubber or photopolymer) so their height is the same when using the Stamparatus. I used photopolymer.
The words fit within a Whisper White rectangular piece of cardstock that would become the top layer in today’s card. Can you see how I’m using Charlet’s layout from the Global Design Project?
To emphasize “singing,” I used the Sheet Music background stamp to stamp the music in Sahara Sand ink on Whisper White cardstock. This rectangle is the full length of the 5 1/2″ Crumb Cake card front, and 2″ wide. Continuing to mimic Charlet’s layout, I cut a 2″ wide piece of leaf print from Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper. After determining the right length, I finished the bottom using the Banner Triple Punch. Sometimes I make this banner shape by hand, but I like the way the punch gives an exact cut.
Instead of a definite circle, I used leaves from the Rooted in Nature stamp set. I stamped the leaves in Tranquil Tide ink on Vellum cardstock, and cut them with a Nature’s Roots die. I added a frame of Tranquil Tide cardstock to the words, and taped the leaves beneath this layer. Dimensionals were used for adhering, so the leaves are lifted a bit.
It’s such a pretty leaf, I decided it would be good for decorating the envelope flap. I used Crumb Cake ink, and stamped randomly.
And, one more vellum leaf on the inside.
I think I’m going to be singing “Happy Birthday” all day! If it’s your birthday, enjoy!