Birthday cards are always a staple of any card maker, and us crafters always looking for more products and ideas to use. The newest release from Technique Tuesday is perfect to help you add to the stack of birthday cards you keep handy!
Technique Tuesday has released a number of Birthday related products for November and they compliment each other perfectly! It's a great time to snatch up some awesome new products and have a play!
I've made a number of cards using this new release, let's have a look:
This first card uses the Lets Party stamp set which comes with coordinating dies. I've worked with the present stamps and did a bit of layering work. Although dies do come with this set, I opted to do some fussy cutting to make sure that my masks (the same shape as the stamp on a scrap piece of paper) were exactly the right size to avoid any possible issues with missing lines.
I've used my Nuvo Markers to colour these birthday presents in, and also add a bit of shading on the bottom of the piles. I then cut out the background using Simon Says Stamp's Wonky Stitched Border die and layered it onto a card base.
Finally, I embossed the Happy Birthday sentiment, cut out the banner shape and adhered it to my card. It's a very simple but nice card which can easily be aimed towards a male or female recipient.
First I used a light grey ink from Ranger to stamp the background images in a patterned look.
Next, I die-cut the 'Happy' from the above-mentioned set in both white (for the outline) and coloured cardstock (for the letters), and I noticed that although the letters I selected would fit inside the outline, it didn't have a very solid look. So I laid the die on a piece of blue cardstock and traced around it with a pencil. I fussy cut out the shape and trimmed it down where needed, and then I laid the pre-cut shapes down. The blue background gives it a very solid look!
Then, I die-cut the 'birthday' a few times out of black cardstock and layered that. This way, the thin sentiment has a nice solid hold. I placed all of these elements onto my background and put it onto a card base. It's a fairly simple design but involves a number of techniques, so it's good fun to play around with.
That's it for today everyone! I hope you have a chance to pick out some new birthday supplies and get crafting!
Until next time,