When I first saw the new Happy Birthday frame at Simon Says Stamp, I knew I'd probably never use the Boy or Girl die-cuts. I thought maybe I could stamp or die-cut the word happy inside the frame and make it work. So I bought the dies.
Here is a card I made with it last weekend:
I used some more of the SU DSP I used here, which was a bonus. My challenge was finding a happy die that would work. It needed to be small and not scripty. I finally settled on this one from my now-opened Sizzix set of word dies. They are very strange, and not meant to be stand-alone words (or I'm missing something), so much trimming and GAHing occurred. Because of that, there is only one layer of the happy.
I honestly don't recall where the little flower bits came from (from whence they came), but there they were, so I colored them with my gold Wink of Stella. The balloon was colored with Copics, popped up on foam tape, and I added a piece of twine which is strategically glued down on the black part of the frame. Gotta love that Matte Medium - the parts of the glue that squished out don't show.
My next task is to find a different happy that won't make me crazy to use.
Thanks for stopping by!
Some of the stuff I used: SSS Birthday Frame die, Sizzix Thinlits by Stephanie Barnard, Avery Elle Balloon dies, Gold Wink of Stella, and SU DSP.