Sunday, January 15, 2017

Personalized Birthday Card with Kara

Every year I make a special, personalized card for the student I interpret for.  This year she'll be turning 17!  I wanted to make her a card that was still fun, but a little more grown up.  The Whimsy Alphabet was the perfect choice. Who doesn't love receiving something with their name on it?
I started by die cutting her name out of masking paper with the Whimsy Alphabet Dies.  Instead of lining up her name horizontally I thought it would be more interesting to stack the letters, in twos, vertically.  I adhered the die cut masks to a piece of white cardstock.  Using a bone folder, I burnished the masks to make sure they were adhered well and I would get a clean edge when the masks were removed. 

Using a mini ink blending tool and Shell Pink Pure Color Dye Ink, I applied color on top of the masked letters.  I tried to concentrate most of the color around the letters and let it gradually lighten as it got towards the edge of the cardstock panel.  Once I was happy with the amount of color I had applied, I let that layer of ink dry.  

Still leaving the masks in place I began stamping flowers from the Feathers & Florals stamp set.  I used the same Shell Pink for some, but also added in Little Piggy and Sweet Gelato.  I used black ink to add centers to the flowers.  Now the fun part, removing the masks!

I adhered a few die cut and stamped flowers on top to add a little dimension and draw the eye to her name.  I hope she likes this year's birthday card! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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  1. This is so pretty!! I love how you masked the letters and then stamped the pretty flowers around them!!

  2. Beautiful design! Love the masked letters, and the rest is just perfection..

  3. Lovely card - I'm sure Alexis will love it!!

  4. As I have been shackled with a misspelled name [records department error] my answer is: I would! Alexis is going to LOve her feminine, grown up card - I sure do!

  5. Stunning card!! Love the floral background. And masking letters is such a great idea. Looks awesome!


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