Hello My Fellow Crafters,
Today I want to share with you a birthday card that I made for my Poppa (my husbands dad). I always have a hard time making masculine cards and I wanted to make this one just a little different then all the others that I have made for him over the years.
I am still fascinated with each Zentangle design that I create because I never really know how it will turn out and the biggest thing when you Zentangle there are no mistakes (can’t erase) which makes it really challenging at times
I used two Cricut Cartridges to make this card – The base of the card was made from the Close To My Heart Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge. Its hard to see in this picture but the sentiment Happy Birthday is on a pop-up. That is one of the great function keys on this cartridge.
The Balloons and the Happy Birthday sentiment, are from Hello Kitty Greetings Cricut cartridge. First I cut the balloons on white cardstock. The I took the blade out of the Cricut housing and added a black marker to write not cut the Happy Birthday sentiment. If you are going to look for these balloons on your cartridge Hello Kitty was actually holding these balloons and I cut her out of the card – sorry Kitty just wanted your balloons LOL 🙂
Then I drew all of the Zentangle designs on each balloon (it took awhile but was sooo worth it) with a Sakura Micron 01 black marker. It is so much fun to see the end result when you Zentangle.
Since I made the base of the card black so that the images would really pop off the page, I used a pattern paper for the backing for this pop-up card. The pattern of this paper really looks like a Zentangle pattern but I didn’t make it. I just wanted to show you how I put my handmade stamp on the back of this card so it could be seen with that patterned paper.
Well this was another super fun card to make. Hope you all have a great day and a wonderful weekend.