ID: MC April/12 - My Friend - Happy Birthday card
size: 7"w x 5"h (top fold)

Created: April 22, 2012

I just got a new laptop and was peeling off the clear plastic liner on the keyboard, which was also slightly tacky on the back - and said to myself this would make a great stencil... and that's how the background evolved. I also just got my Dylusions Ink Sprays and used them to spray the background - loving them. And I just got my Tim's "Word Play" Sizzix alphabet die - fabulous and a Cottage Cutz BFly trio... oh boy I had a good couple of days - Big Grin

I'm using one of the 10 tiny sentiments set stamps from Quietfire Design



So sprayed the Dylusions through the keyboard stencil on white cardstock. Spliced two together (where the ribbon is...), rounded the corners with a corner rounder punch and layered it onto the aqua top folded card.

 I had done some spraying on scrap cardstock, then die cut the alphabet letters, using positive and negative shapes. I stamped the Happy Birthday background stamp from Local King Rubber using Black Onyx stamp pad. When adhered to the card, I filled in the letters either with Glossy Accents (f,r,e,n) or with Stickles Rock Candy (i, d). Wrote in my word "my" with a Zig Writer.

Adhered the blue gauze ribbon, prior to adhering the background. Tied a bow separately and adhered it, then topped it with a blue button. Adhered a couple more blue buttons, one is a lacquered shell button.

The butterfly was die cut from white cardstock, then I smooshed it into some spray on my craft mat, then sprayed with Perfect Pearls mist. Hand cut the black underlayer. Adhered it to the card at the body only, then adhered a large black rhinestone. Stamped the tiny sentiment with Versafine Black Onyx.


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