Saturday, February 15, 2014

Versatile Birthday ~

Hi there!  Feels like long time no see!  Hope you all are fabulous :)  I’ve got a little birthday card for you today that I think you’ll love!  Not only is it fairly easy, it would be easy to customize for any age and change out the colors and make more girly.  My little man had a birthday party to go to that we were invited to at the last minute, so I had to come up with something quick.  I pulled out a ton of stitched Lil’ Inker dies and went to town!

I started by die cutting a card front with the largest Stitched Rectangle die – don’t be confused, this die doesn’t actually cut the card front, but it does cut in the stitching detail.  I then ran it through again with the On the Diagonal die.

jackson 6

I add the background paper from My Mind’s Eye and pulled a couple colors from it for accents.  The stars are a combination of Stitched Stars and My Favorite Things stars – they work so well together!  The sentiment is from The Sugar Kissed Cottage Surprise! stamp set.  I just masked it to stack on the Stitched Flag

jackson 6 detail

The ‘6’ has the fun little detail I’ve been seeing a bunch of lately.  I cut the number out several times in both gray and Caribbean and glued the Caribbean color into the center.  It’s those little details that we, paper crafters, notice and usually is unseen.  LOL  I added another small star topped with a twine tied button for just a little extra something and to take away from the sharp design of the stars.

The inside is finished off with a ‘birthday’ die cut and some additional stars.  It wasn’t until I’d taken the picture that I realized I had carried the diagonal theme to the inside of the card.  Love when that happens!

jackson 6 inside

Hope you do something phenomenal with your weekend!  Thanks so much for stopping by!!

 

Alyssa

8 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

LURVE both cards, Miss Lady!! :)

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card, would be so perfect for any birthday. Love all of your details, I notice those little hidden colours too! Cathy x

Christi Conley said...

Ah-maz-ing! Love the colors & the design :)

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Wow, another stunner! The inside is so awesome it could be an outside!

Angela said...

Alyssa, this is the most handsome card ever!

kReN K said...

Whose number die is this?
kren dot kurts at gmail dot com

Alyssa S said...

Again, Papertrey Ink

Alyssa S said...

Again, Papertrey Ink