Hello Crafty Friends,
I have been a busy bee making birthday cards for family members who have birthday’s in January. I have 5 birthdays in my family in January so I am always trying to come up with winter theme ideas for the cards I make during this month. I was able to come up with this pretty card that also uses one of my favorite stamp sets – Eastern Beauty!
It was so fun to make this pretty ombre’ look using one of the stamps from the Eastern Beauty stamp set. I highly recommend getting this stamp set because the versatility of it is amazing! I used Tempting Turquoise, Pool Party, and Softy Sky to get the ombre’ effect. When doing something like this you have to decide on the pattern you will use and stick with it. I was actually reminding myself when to turn the stamp around the opposite direction out loud so I would not mess up! 😀 I used a Happy Birthday sentiment from the Big on Birthdays stamp set and then punched it out with the Classic Label punch. To give the sentiment a border I also used the punch on Temping Turquoise paper and then cut it in half. I adhered this to the back of the sentiment so it shows up on each end. I used the Seasonal Layers Thinlits to cut out pretty snowflakes in Tempting Turquoise, Pool Party, and Soft Sky. I made a cluster of these snowflakes behind my sentiment and added some 1/8 inch sheer ribbon in Whisper White. I added a Tempting Turquoise card stock layer and a Pool Party card base and finished things off with the some of the lighter Dapper Denim Glitter Enamel Dots.
I hope this card gives you some inspiration for your crafts!