Hello everyone! This is Cassandra from CREATING with COLOR by CASSANDRA. I'm so excited to be with you all today for my very first post in Peachy-land!! Since it's the beginning of a new year, I usually try to make some Happy Birthday cards to have on hand in case I need one in a pinch. Here is one using the PKSC-13 January 2013 Kit of the Month:
I don't know about you all, but sometimes I like to look at stamps and see how I can use them in different ways. For this fun little card, I took the Love Lollipop stamp and cut off the sticks - leaving the leftover hearts to use as 'flower petals'.
Here is a closer look. I used 3 different colors of ink for the petals. Then I curled up the edges and adhered them together with pop dots. (I just love dimension. It completely changes the look and feel of every project). In the center, I added a brad from my stash.
For the stem, I used a black pipe cleaner. I added some pretty polka dot ribbon for the leaves. And if you look closely under the ribbon, you can see that I stamped the little swirlies for even more leaf definition.
The "Happy Birthday!" sentiment in this kit has the cutest font! Don't you just love it?? In this picture, you can also see that I added some stitching around the border of the card with a white ~ Sakura Gelly Roll pen.
For a cute little touch, I added these fun bee stickers. Then, I used a black ~ Zig Writer pen to show the bees in 'motion' (this is another great technique to really bring your card to life).
Well that's it for me today. I hope I have inspired you to make some Birthday Cards of your own to have on hand for the New Year. Have a great day everyone!