Birthday cards are just so much fun to make. Almost anything goes! I always keep a few cards on hand that can be given to almost anyone. I also just love to design cards to suit the person to whom I'm going to be giving the card. Here are a couple of cards that I designed for my sister-in-law's birthday. The cupcake card was made with Stampin' Up stamps and their cupcake punch. To add lots of texture to the icing on the cupcake I used some Perfect Puff and sprinkled it with Glamour Dust. I also used Glossy Accents on the candle and the cherry on top. I think this card fits this week's Sparkle and Bling challenge at Simon Says Stamp perfectly. I really love a little bit of glitter - it just punches up the whole card!
My sister-in-law just loves cats, so I made her another card with lots of kitties! I used Stamping Bella stamps for this one. It was great fun to colour and cut the multiple layers to create a dimensional effect. I used coloured pencils and odourless mineral spirits to achieve the watercolour look. This is definitely one of my favourite techniques.
Until next time,