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Happy Birthday Banner Card with Lights

Happy Birthday Banner Card with Lights

Hello there friends! Daniel here with a really fun birthday card featuring three of the new June 2019 stamp sets: String Lights, Uppercase Alphabet Outline and Uppercase Alphabet Fill.  Have you ever seen a graphic design where the outline offsets the fill just a little. It creates a pleasing and imperfect aesthetic. It breaks the rules of coloring outside the lines but it ticks all the buttons for me and couldn't be easier.

To begin, I trimmed down a piece of cardstock to 4.25 x 5.5" and drew two curved lines with a pencil to guide the placement of the letters. Then I placed the cardstock in my MISTI and lined the outlined letters up on the top penciled line to spell the word HAPPY. I picked up the stamps with the door of my MISTI and erased the pencil line for the first row of letters. I inked up the letters with Raven Detail Ink and stamped the first word.

Then, I repeated the process of with the Uppercase Alphabet Fill letters, just slightly offset from the outlines. This time, I used Arteza Real Brush Pens to "ink" up the stamps in a vibrant rainbow sequence from violet to red-orange.

I did the same thing with the word BIRTHDAY on the second line.

Then I stamped the String of Lights image out with Raven Detail Ink once over each banner. I colored in the light bulbs with a yellow Arteza Real Brush Pen. 

To finish off the card, I adhered some Lemon Drop Hearts over the light bulbs to add some dimension to the card and give the appearance that they glow.

Finally, I trimmed the panel down a 1/4" on and adhered the onto the front of an A2-sized panel of Blue Raspberry Cardstock and then to an A2-sized card base.

I hope you have enjoyed this fun offset Birthday Banner Card with Lights. I encourage you to grab all three of these fun stamp sets to create your own banner messages on your cards. The combination of letters is literally endless!!  I have included a list of supplies below and I want to thank you for using these links if you are inspired to make a purchase. 

Leave a message in the comments below to share what words you would put on the font of a card with these fun alphabet sets!



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Charlotte Smith - June 24, 2019

I really like this birthday card. Great job.

Robin Kepler - June 24, 2019

This is a great card, Daniel! I especially like the glow effect.

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