While our birthday collection boasts a virtually endless array of festive imagery, challenging ourselves to think outside the box by using only sentiments in our design is sure to inspire creative, eye-catching looks. Grab your favorite birthday sentiment stamps and dies, text-based backgrounds, and alphabets and craft a birthday card that wows without using any images.
How fun!!! A challenge is supposed to, well, CHALLENGE you so one that might not be in my comfort zone is good every now and then, right? Forces me to be creative within certain boundaries. This time the boundary is no images. OK, MFT has a ton of sentiments—either stamped of die cut so this is a piece of cake. Birthday cake.
I started by adhering a strip of Over the Rainbow Paper Pack on the bottom of a Sweet Tooth card stock base. I wanted some subtle interest from the background so I heat embossed Happy Birthday Background with Ranger Silver Pearl embossing powder—perfect! Then I cut the word “HAPPY” from a rainbow range of the polka dot patterns in Over the Rainbow Paper Pack and matching glitter paper, using it as a “shadow”.
Once I had the letters assembled, I adhered the background to the card base with foam tape and the letters were added in the same manner. The sentiment is from Bitty Birthday Wishes and was heat embossed with the same embossing powder on Black Licorice card stock cut with Skinny Strips Die-namics and ALSO adhered with bits of foam tape. The added dimension enhanced the overall CAS design.
And that’s it from me today. Hope to see you playing along with this challenge—it’s a great way to add birthday cards to your stash! Thanks for stopping by! See you soon!
Stamps: Happy Birthday Background
Die-namics: Impact Alphabet, Skinny Strips
Patterned Paper: Over the Rainbow
MFT Card Stock/Specialty Papers: Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice, Sunset Glitter card stock, Mermaid Glitter card stock
Supplies/Tools: foam mounting tape, Smart Grid Paper Pad, Mini MISTI, Mini MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, craft tweezers