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Monday, January 28, 2013

A Delightful Dozen Birthday

I think this "Happy Birthday" image is one of the reasons I bought the "Delightful Dozen" stamp set.  I have seen this image colored in with markers but I have never used it like that.  On the few times I've used it I just used a solid color.  But today I thought I would use the markers and have some fun.

I used the "Summer Smooches" decorative paper and I colored in the words with markers.  I like the looks of it but it's not a technique (Direct to Rubber) that I enjoy doing, especially with words.  But I did it and it did turn out pretty.  

This is such a colorful card.  Sure to bring a smile to whomever receives it!  And color was what I was looking for today after getting a bunch of snow yesterday!  

I also like the layout of this card.  You cut your card stock in half on the short side and fold that piece in half.  Then you cut the front piece in half (2-3/4").  Then you cut the decorative paper to fit the front.  Mine is cut at 4" x 2-1/2".  And the focal panel is cut to fit your image.  Make the background layer 1/4" bigger than the stamped layer.  As simple as that!  And SO quick too!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

1 comment:

connie said...

This is such a cheerful birthday card. I love the color. This would have to brighten up your birthday. Thanks for sharing.