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Fri 28

It's Your Birthday!


Happy Birthday

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?

Happy Friday!




Love, Love, LOVE this beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!

beautiful card! Love it!
Sandra ltb

such a fun card to bring a smile to someone's birthday, love the font on the die and pretty flowers and gems for embellishing!

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