Happy April’s Fool’s Day! I wish I had thought of something clever to make today. But I can at least say I have taken a Valentine’s Day paper design and turned it into a springlike birthday card!
I love the detailed black & white graphics of the True Love DSP. But sometimes, you need to add a little color. And as this card shows, you only have to add a little and its just enough! While I have spend the time coloring in entire backgrounds before, I felt that by just selecting certain sections, it would be enough to create the look I was after for this design.
I matched the layers for the card and the sentiment to the colors in the background. To add some interest to the large label the birthday sentiment from Happiest of Birthdays, I stamped the cute Daisies from the Framed for You set and colored the center in with an Old Olive blend. If you overlooked the Framed for You set from this year’s catalog, take another look. It’s a sweet little set with wonderful sentiments and some dainty little elements that work for cards, gift tags and gift packaging in so many ways. The lovely frame stamp is perfectly sized for one of the Layering Squares dies, allowing you to customize a loved one’s picture for a small shadow box frame or card.
What I Used To Make This Card