A Classic Birthday


As I mentioned in my last post, we have two nieces having birthdays this month. For the younger niece, whose birthday was this week, I made this colorful card to match her vibrant personality. I also entered this card into the Paper Players Challenge 239 and it was chosen as a A Cut Above by guest designer Debbie Mageed! This made the honor doubly exciting because I am a huge fan of Debbie’s paper crafting projects.

Our older niece, who is turning 14, is more of a fashionista. For her card, I wanted to come up with something clean and classic. When I think of classic, I think of Audrey Hepburn. And when I think of Audrey, I think of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” I thought a classic blue and white card would pay homage to the jeweler’s iconic packaging and be perfect for the birthday girl.

This is probably one of the simplest cards I’ve made, but it wasn’t easy figuring out what I wanted to do. I knew I wanted to use the Happy Birthday to You stamp in the Because You Care stamp set that I earned through hostess rewards. The font seemed perfectly Hepburnesque. So, I stamped it in different colors, on different colors, in different combinations only to come back to black on white.

For the card base, I chose Whisper White and added a layer of Pool Party on dimesionals. I used my Whisper White Satin Ribbon to emulate the traditional Tiffany white bow.

Here’s where I had the opposite problem that plagued me with my other niece’s card —instead of worrying that I was adding too much, I worried that I was adding too little. I tried different embellishments on the card layer, but nothing looked right.

That’s when I remembered Audrey, or more specifically, Audrey’s pearls. I pulled out my Pearl Basic Jewels Embellishments and attached them along the top and bottom lines of the stamped image. Then, I attached two rhinestones from the Rhinestone Basic Jewels Embellishments in the center of the flourishes.

Finally, the card felt like it was finished. I hope she likes it!

Here’s what I used:

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