Making handmade Birthday cards are so much fun. My nephew is turning 14 tomorrow. I can’t believe how fast that went and I am only the Aunt, I can’t imagine how my sister feels. Well, I really didn’t know what kind of card to make. I’m wasn’t sure if I want to use my Cricut Expression or to rubber stamp this card. After a couple of days contemplating, it turned out that rubber stamping won.
I found a stamp by Stamps Happen, Inc of a cat holding alot of balloons. I stamped the image using Tuxedo Black Ink from Memento Ink and then colored with Copic Sketch Markers. It looked a little “dull” so for a few of the balloons I added 3-D Crystal Lacquer for a cool effect.
It still wasn’t the look that I wanted so I decided to use my Cuttlebug with the Happy Birthday embossing folder. I then cut the stamped image and glued it to the top of the embossed piece of cardstock with my new pink ATG gun (Advanced Tape Glider). Now that’s what I wanted it to look like.
I hope Ryan likes his handmade birthday card. I know he will not get another one like it! Happy Birthday Ryan, enjoy your Birthday.
Make it a Great Day and don’t forget to leave time to Craft!