Hello crafty friends. I’ve stepped away from Christmas cards today and and sharing a birthday card with us, using the ‘funky happy birthday’ set from Clarity – I really like these doodled letters. I decided to keep it simple and let the design speak for itself, using the colours from CAS Colours & Sketches
I started by stamping the words onto white card using black Versafine Clari ink, and heat embossed them with clear powder, then added the double balloon form the set. I did this partly because it makes the lettering stand out more, but also to make it easier for colouring the letters!
I coloured the words using Stampin’ Up!’s Write markers in ‘starry sky’, ‘daffodil delight’ and ‘poppy parade’. I had a couple of goes at this with different ways of combining the colours, but settled on using the yellow to highlight the doodles, the blue for the background in the letters and the red for the balloons.
I mounted it onto a piece of ‘starry sky’ card, attached it to a 5×7 card blank and finished with a few red Glossies.
Now, I was happy with how this looked but I’ve spotted a mistake on looking at the photos! Can you see it? I’ve managed to colour the centre of the first P in ‘happy’! Fortunately it’s in yellow so not as obvious (otherwide I’d have spotted it earlier!), because I’m not sure what I can do about it now. Hey ho.
UPDATE: Well I gave it a bit of thought and decided to try rubbing the inked centre with SU’s blender pen and then blotting it with paper towel. Took about three goes but it worked!