Thursday, July 25, 2019

A Simple Birthday Card from a Sketch

Hello everyone!! Happy Thursday!! Nora here from A Creative Touch with a simple birthday card I created by looking at my supplies in a different way.

Stencils: Curtis Stencil

I started out the design for this card from a sketch that I created. I most often start in my head with an actual design idea and go from there. On the sketch below, I knew I wanted to use a stencil in the center, surrounded by two square frames die cut from scraps.

I decided that I wanted to make this a birthday card and thought three balloons would look great in the center. I looked at my CAS-Fridays Fri-dies and found that one set of ovals from the Huggable Critters Set was the perfect size for the design of my card. 

I die cut the oval from white cardstock and then used Distress Inks to blend color onto each one. 

After blending, I adhered some twine onto the back of each one. I added glue to the twine and straightened it out, letting it dry. 

While the twine was drying, I used the Curtis Stencil and the same three Distress Inks on my card front, only selecting a small portion for the blend.

Next I adhered the frames over the stenciled area on the card front.

I took the balloons and used foam adhesive to adhere them to the card. This gives them a bit of dimension and adds interest to a simple card design.

I then stamped a sentiment from the Little Huggables Stamp set. I altered the "Hoppy Birthday" to say "Happy Birthday." You can make small changes like this to get more use of your stamps.

My last step was to adhere the sentiment to the card front using foam adhesive and add some bows underneath the balloons. 

I hope this post makes you take a look at your products in a different way. I would LOVE to see what you can come up with!!!

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I thank you for stopping by today. Have a FABULOUS day!!

1 comment:

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love seeing this fun and great card!!!