Who ever said a birthday card needed to say Happy Birthday? Hmmm? Even though I am about six weeks behind on sending my belated birthday cards this year, I made a special effort to make one for a good friend.
Here's the card, then I'll explain:
I must admit, this card gave me fits, mostly because all I knew was I wanted to use that sentiment. My brain went to "sunshine" and I decided I needed a sunburst background. The easiest way to accomplish that would be a die.
I looked through my collection of sun ray dies (Whaaaaaa? Don't you have more than one?) and chose this one from Simon Says Stamp. Full-sized it's about 4" across, which totally threw me off my game, because I'm and A2 card gal. I relented and even cut a 5" piece of card stock, but then I realized (for the first time) that the sentiment just wasn't going to fit.
I'd painted myself into a corner, but I'm stubborn, and wouldn't give up.
First thing I did was hack off the sides of the sun burst. Who said it needs to be framed? NO ONE, I tell you, NO ONE. Once I'd done that, my options for A2 all came back to me. :)
Since everything was so square, I wanted round for the sentiment. Naturally, a circle wide enough for the width of the sentiment was too tall and left a ton of space at the bottom. So, who said it has to be a full circle? NO ONE, I tell you, NO ONE! (Do you see a pattern here?) So I put the sentiment where I wanted it and cut off the bottom. (Oh, look, it's crooked.)
I felt the circle in the sun burst was boring, and needed embellishment. Somewhere in my craft room I have a small collection of pretty round magnets, but I couldn't find them for the life of me. Plan B was to use a button, which would also give me a spot of color. Pool it was! That's a Hero Arts Pool button, sewn on with some SU Pool Party baker's twine.
Okay, again, maybe not my best work, but I'm happy with the card, and I hope the recipient will be, too.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stuff I used: SU Pool Party baker's twine, SU Feel Goods stamp set, Simon Says Stamp Sunshine die (not Full Card size), and the following: