Send special birthday wishes with this bright and cheery card. There are no tricky techniques here--just lots of pretty dimensional flowers and colorful gemstones---and don't we all want flowers and sparkly things for our birthday? I like the contrast of the earthy kraft notecard with the light and bright flowers--not to mention the sparkly gemstones. I guess opposites do attract
I love the Happy Birthday Extravaganza word die cut! It curves and dips high and low like the happy birthday song---it's what I call "happy wording". There's a sense of celebration in it and it's a "must" for everyone's collection.
To make the flowers, die cut the Adorable Posies in several Spring-y card stock colors. I love the Memory Box Signature Patterns as well as the solid colored papers. I used a stylus tool to press the flower centers into a cushioned surface (mouse pad) to curl the flower petals forward, then layered smaller center pieces and added a pretty gemstone to each one. I got a little carried away assembling the flowers and now have enough for several cards.
After the flowers were in place I added Luscious Leaves cut from dark and light greens.
Lastly, the gemstones. I wanted them to look like a handful of sparklers were dropped onto the card. No special pattern, just bright droplets scattered amongst the flowers.
I'll be sending one of these to a friend on the east coast for her birthday--hope it reminds her that Spring WILL come sometime soon--she's tired of the snow and ice--anyone agree with that?