Happy Saturday! Saturdays are for fun right? I plan to head out to a local berry patch with my family to pick blueberries…which should be interesting with a 1 year old. But I figure that given that he is so good at picking the berries off our bushes at home (especially the green ones!) I think he’ll do fine.
So, in the name of fun, I thought I’d share another card we made at my recent class that I think is a pretty fun card. For me, it was fun to make and I think it would be fun for the receiver to get too. Gotta love when that happens!
Fun Touch #1 – Tone-on-Tone punching
I always forget about using tone-on-tone die cuts or punches to add a more subtle but interesting touch to your project. In this case, we used two different circle punches (I think 1-1/4” and 3/4” circles) to punch out extra Lucky Limeade paper. Then we adhered them to the base strip of Lucky Limeade cardstock. I made sure to have some of the circles hanging over the edge and just went around with my paper snips and trimmed them off at the edge of the base strip of cardstock.
Fun Touch #2 – Coloring with Markers
The birthday image, including sentiment, comes as part of the Easy Events stamp set. All the images are line art which just begs to be colored in. And in this case we broke out the markers and went to town. I love the fact that Stampin’ Up! offers markers that are the same colors as the cardstock. Makes it so easy to know your marker picks will look great with your paper!
Fun Touch #3 – Just a little bit of sparkle
Ok, after I was done punching and coloring, I still thought it needed something. So, what’s a girl to do? Why break out the glitter of course! Just grab your handy dandy 2-way glue pen and color over where you want the glitter to stick (in this case, the frosting). Then generously dollop with some Dazzling Diamonds glitter and tap off. Easy Peasy!
So, what’s your favorite way to add a fun touch to your cards? Leave me a comment; I’d love to hear your ideas!
Easy Events Birthday Card recipe:
Stamps: Easy Events
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red Stampin’ Write marker, Pool Party Stampin’ Write marker, Lucky Limeade Stampin’ Write marker
Paper: Whisper White cardstock, Pool Party CS, Lucky Limeade CS, Real Red CS
Accessories: 1-1/4” Circle punch, 3/4” Circle punch, 2-way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter