My sister-in-law has a birthday coming up on Monday, so it was good for me to get back in my craft room just in time to make her a birthday card.
This card was inspired by the Thanks Card on page 27 of the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book. It is a 4 1/2" square size, and I decided to use the Avonlea papers for this card. For the base, I used Avonlea Teal. I then layered 3 strips of B&T (background and texture) papers which measured 4 1/4" x 1 3/8".
I cut the pretty doily shape from Artiste found on page 31, Accent 1, at 3 3/4". I also cut an oval shape from page 36 at 1 1/4" which fit my Happy Birthday stamp perfectly. The stamp set is called Casual Expressions, and has 7 coordinating shapes from Artiste that will fit the stamps, I love it!
Slate ink, which is one of my favorite and I think the most versatile new color.
On top of the doily shape I added one of the Avonlea Complements Canvas Shapes with some 3-D foam tape. I finished it off with some Bitty Sparkles, Color Ready Seam Binding, and a Bling Assortment button and pin.
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