Friday, October 9, 2015

Birthday cards, Redux

When I posted these two birthday cards the other day, one of my faithful readers (hi, Cat!) wondered what they'd look like with colored card stock fronts instead of white. Today I made two. Here's the first one:

I do think I like it better than all that white. The sentiment got lost in the background, so I added an off-set layer of black for contrast.

Note: The Quickie Glue pen isn't the best adhesive for these die-cuts. It's easy to apply, but the stick isn't as good while you're working with it.

The card seemed boring, so I added clear Wink of Stella to the word and then drowned it in Glossy Accents:

That was SU Bermuda Bay, and this one is SU Poppy Parade (I think - it's feral card stock in my drawer):

and the detail:

Sorry about the blinding gold balloon.

I'm not sure which I like better:

I think they both have their merits, but now I'm leaning towards the colored panel..

Thanks, Cat, for the suggestion. I've used a few more inches of that SU DSP. :D

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. There is definitely a lot to be said for the colour card fronts. And Glossy Accents with Wink of Stella!

  2. I like the color. That's a good design for a variety of occasions.

  3. Great birthday card with the confetti. They are both fun looking cards, but I am leaning toward the colored panel also. Have a good day.

  4. Leslie, I am so glad you tried this. They look exactly as I had imagined they could. Fabulous, gorgeous, and nicely done !

  5. I think the colored panel is more festive, but both are more than passable. I like your layered and accented words.


I'd love to hear what you really think! :-)

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