Hello and Happy Friday!
Here's another Sale-A-Bration project idea. This time I'm using the Approaching Perfection stamp set and the Oh So Ombre 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper.
No matter the age, I think a birthday card should be bright and happy and this card certainly fits the criteria!
This card begins with a card base of Thick Basic White cardstock. Four (4) 3/4" strips of patterned paper and four (4) 1" strips of solid paper from the Oh So Ombre 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper were punched at one end with the banner tails punch of the Banners Pick A Punch (a carry-over item from the Holiday Mini Catalog -- item #153608, $23 USD). The narrow strips were adhered along the center of the solid strips with the same amount of border from the solid paper visible around the outside of the patterned paper. The paper strips were trimmed to 5-3/8" from the end of the banner tail and the straight end of each of the papers punched in the pointed punch of the Banners Pick A punch. The punched paper strips were adhered to the card front with the points facing down. Tip: Adhere the outside strips first and then the inside strips. Note that there is a little less than 1/16" between the strips.
Cut four (4) 1/4" strips from the solid paper and adhere them, side-by-side, across a 1" x 4-1/4" piece of Basic White cardstock. Punch each end of the strip with the banner tails end of the Banners Pick a Punch. Punch banner tails at each end of a narrow strip of Gold Foil Sheets and adhere, centered vertically, behind the multi-colored banner strip.
Using Blackberry Bliss ink, stamp "Happy Birthday!" at the center of a piece of Basic White cardstock. Emboss the cardstock with the small rectangular die from the Stitched Whimsy dies. Adhere the greeting at the center of the multicolored banner. Adhere the greeting/banners near the lower center of the card front with the bottom edge of the greeting a little more than 1" above the bottom edge of the bottom edge of the card front.
The card front was finished with a few Gilded Gems adhered to the patterned arrow strips.
The "If things really do get better with age, then you're approaching perfection" sentiment was stamped at the upper center of the inside sentiment area of the card base. The candles image was inked with Stampin' Write Markers and stamped at the bottom center of the inside sentiment area. The colors used for the candles were: Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss, Granny Apple Green, and Rococco Rose. The color used for the candle flame was Crushed Curry. The stamp was cleaned and then inked again--changing the location of each color--and stamped to the right of the first set of candles. The same process was used to stamp to the left of the first set of candles and so on until the bottom edge of the cardstock is filled with candles. Tip: Huff on the stamp to remoisten the ink after applying the markers to the stamps and before stamping.
A piece of Oh So Ombre patterned paper was adhered to the envelope flap of the Medium Basic White Envelope. Paper Snips were used to trim away the excess paper by following the edge of the envelope flap.
I really like the colors used for the Oh So Ombre 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper pack. The bright colors make me think of decorations for a birthday party. Also, there are some seriously cute sayings in the Approaching Perfection stamp set, so be sure to check it out!
Basic White: 1" x 4-1/4", 1-3/8" x 2-3/4"; Thick Basic White: 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper: 4 solids @ 1/4" x 4-1/4", 4 prints @ 3/4" x 5-1/2", 4 solids @ 1" x 5-1/2"; Gold Foil Sheets: 1/2" x 4-1/2"
Supplies I used to make this card
Stamps: Approaching Perfection; Inks: Blackberry Bliss; Stampin' Write Markers: Brights (Bermuda Bay, Granny Apple Green), Regals (Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry), 2019-2021 In Color (Rococco Rose); Cardstock: Basic White, Thick Basic White, Gold Foil Sheets; Designer Series Paper: Oh So Ombre; Embellishments: Gilded Gems; Tools: Banners Pick A Punch, Stitched With Whimsy dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Adhesives: Stampin' Seal; Other: Medium Basic White Envelope