Today’s Happy Birthday card was designed using the Sunday Sketches SS045 Template. Each Sunday I hand stamped a card using one of our card sketches.
Every now and then I stamp a card that I absolutely LOVE and this is one of them. I love the layout, the colors and the flower border on the bottom. The Flowers of Friendship has a coordinating punch (Flowers & Leaves Punch).
Sunday Sketches SS045 Template
You will find the measurements for todays card listed on the template. To change it up a bit I stamped the flowers and leaves on Pattern Party Designer Series Paper. Then I punched them out with the coordinating punch. I first stamped the image on the Basic White rectangle and them applied the punched out items on top of the stamped image.
Heat embossing is a technique that adds texture and dimension to stamped images. You can see an example here on the Happy Birthday, a sentiment from the A Grand Kid Stamp Set. Don’t miss this stamp set. It is one I grab off the shelf often even for non-grandchildren cards.
To allow for me to tie the Bumblebee Gingham bow around the card front I cut the cardstock 4 1/4″ x 11″. Then scored it at 5 1/2″ and folded it in half to create my card base.
Originally I didn’t stamp the row of flowers on the bottom. Something just didn’t seem right but wasn’t sure exactly what it needed. Then I decided the to stamp the row of flowers and I think it really finished it off perfectly.
I hope you found some inspiration here today.
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