With the springtime feel in the air, I found myself gravitating towards the pastel colors this weekend. So I decided why not get a start on my spring cards. Today's is a birthday card I created. My family has several spring birthdays so it will come in handy.
The base card for this one is made using So Saffron card stock cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4". I then took a piece of Whisper White to use for my first layer. I cut it at 2 3/4" x 5 1/2". Then I used my 1/2", 3/4" and 1" circle punches to punch holes in the various places on the strip. Once I had the circles punched, I applied my VersaMark ink pad directly to the card stock and completely cover it. I sprinkled white embossing powder with Dazzling Diamond glitter mixed in it all over the white card. I then heat embossed it. This added a nice texture and a little sparkle.
For my greeting, I turned to a stamp I bought from a company named DeNami. I love the loop look of the letters and the fact that it is vertical. I used my stamp-a-ma-jig and stamped it using StazOn ink. I then took my VersaMark ink pad and inked up the stamp again. I used the stamp-a-ma-jig again and stamped right over the StazOn . It is off set just a little creating that shadow look. I did heat emboss it using Iridescent Ice embossing powder.
Last but not least, I wanted to add the butterflies. I took out my Beautiful Wings embosslit die and my big shot. I cut out butterflies using Marina Mist, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, and Perfect Plum. Based on the size of the holes, I placed butterflies that fit in them. I chose not to add any glitter to them (I know you are shocked) but I actually did not think they needed any.
I like the simplicity of this card. It was quick to make and looks great. Give it a try.
That's it for today. I will be back with another spring theme card tomorrow. Have a wonderful Monday and I will see you tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by today.