I bought a fiskars paper punch which was tagged at $8.99 but on my receipt came up as $3.99!!! Bonus. I also bought a stamp or two (duh) and some embellishments. Only one of my new stamps are used in today's cards.
So I work for a non profit dance organization (my 9-5 when I"m not teaching dance) and have a Board of Directors. Most of these ladies are 50 years+, but they are sweet gals. Well 2 of them have their birthdyas this week so I thought I would make them a hand made card each.
Betty Boop's Card
|Punch Close up!|
I free hand printed all the letters front and inside with a black sharpie
|Inside! See the "Fosse" Theme carry through!??! Originally I didn't have the stars, but thought they were a nice touch. I later added gold glitter to the stars (no pics)|
Gorgeous right?!?! That's my new stamp! $3.99!!!
I cut out the yellow paper for the image an dmounted it on black cardstock. I then stamped the image in black ink. I then used only the "Happy Birthday" text from another stamp used here In that layout I only used the cake part, in this one I only used the text. So versatile. I inked the letters in red Magic Marker and stamped below the chandelier. It didn't feel finished....
So I added some glitter to the chandelier becuase it just wasn't fabulous enough! I REALLY REALLY like the finished product. This will be an image I use OFTEN (I like to recycle my good ideas!!!!) Lastly I added some red ribbon to balance out the composition and added dots of glitter to the centre of each rose on the ribbon.
Yes, I know these cards are quite simple, but I like to theme my cards (like Fosse) so the overall feel is very important. To me it's not just about throwing as much crazy crap on a card as I can, it's about making a personal card for an individual. I feel that you have to keep the personality of the person in mind while making their card, and that really keeps me on track themetically for cards.
I would love to see your ideas to improve these designs, or post your card based on A Fosse themed card.
Will post a very cute little girl b-day card later today!!!!!