Friday, March 14, 2014

Big, Bold Birthday

This week’s blogger challenge theme is birthdays. I used this week’s Mojo Monday sketch and stamps from Winnie and Walter to put this birthday design together.

Happy Birthday to You-designed by Lori Tecler-Inking Aloud-stamps from Winnie & Walter
Once again, I turned to my stash of 12x12 paper that I’ve been trying to work my way through as a starting point. I designed the card around the pretty chevron patterned paper that I used for the large panel on the cardfront. It was an almost perfect match for the mint cardstock I used for the card base. The patterned paper was edged with teal cardstock to set it off from the mint background. I really like this color combo—and it’s definitely one I wouldn’t have come up with on my own without the paper!

I stamped the “happy birthday to you” sentiment from Winnie and Walter’s The Big, the Bold, and The Happy set in silver ink on a teal circle, then heat embossed it in silver for extra sparkle. I wish I’d spaced the “happy” and the rest of the sentiment a little bit differently—they look closer together than I’d have liked them to be. The embossed circle was layered on a white paper doily, then adhered to the center of the patterned paper panel. I added a pair of die cut stars to the right side as an accent. A few silver sequins around the stars complete the design.

Materials Used:
The Big, the Bold, and the Happy stamp set (Winnie and Walter); Encore Silver ink (Tsukineko); Tropical Teal cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Spearmint cardstock (My Favorite Things); silver paper (Target); So Sophie “Family Ties” Giving Floral designer paper (My Mind’s Eye); stitched star dies (Lil’ Inker Designs); circle die (Spellbinders); silver sequins (Treehouse Studio); white paper doily; foam tape


  1. This is so cool with the doily...and the silver embossing...
    connie paxman

  2. I really love this card. The design is fabulous and you used my favorite color.

  3. Such a lovely card, Lori! The colors are so pretty and soothing together. Thank you so much for linking up to our join in to win!


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