Today’s card was a birthday card I made for my good friend Sally for a milestone birthday she had recently! The color inspiration came from a video Shannon West did for #BringBirthdaysBack. It’s a great video and if you haven’t seen it and read about the “movement” to bring birthdays back, you can see it here! There will be a stamp available soon as well so you can customize your birthday cards with the new #imbringingbrithdaysback hashtag!
The card was also a good reason to use the Swallowtail stamp. I haven’t brought it out in a while and I really do love this stamp. I used ink splatter stamps from the Georgeous Grunge and Perpetual Birthdays Calendar set. I also went crazy with the Wink of Stella Glitter Pen and edged all the butterflies embossed the card as well as the Swallowtail butterfly itself. A few rhinestones and the Lace trim and I was done! The card is sized to fit the Swallowtail stamp and is 5.25″ x 6.25″ so I used the envelope punch board to create a custom envelope.
Well, I am not sure I can follow Shannon’s example and always mail out a card for every birthday, but this is a start and I think this is a great movement and I will certainly try!
Papers: Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder Envelope Paper
Stamps: Swallowtail, Rose Wonder
Inks: Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, Hello Honey, Mint Macaron,
Tools: Wink of Stella, Rose Garden Thinlets, Big Shot
Embellishments: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Cucumber Crush Dotted Lace Trim