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July 14, 2021

Perfect Combos – Birthday Wishes

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is BlogSeriesBanner_PerfectCombosWithZsofia_72-600x113.jpg Hello Everyone, It is Zsofi here, welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series. I have a cute birthday card for you which is quite unisex, could work for boys and girls too. I feel I never have enough birthday cards so I came up with a design which is easy enough to make a couple of it or alter it with tiny changes and get a different look. Let me guide you through the process and share some tips. First I stamped the images from the Popping by stamp set and coloured them with Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is hd_poppingupbd_zsm02.jpg When I need quick cards I prefer using patterned paper than making my own backgrounds. If you like, you can easily exchange the patterned paper with a stenciled background too, it would look awesome! Heffy Doodle offers a whole bunch of wonderful stencils to choose from. To add some instant dimension I die cut the Scalloped Imperial frame die 3 times from grey cardstock and the Happy Birthday sentiment 3 times from yellow. I layered them on top of each other, popped up the images with 3D foam tape and my design was ready. The only thing left was to add finishing touches. I like to use a clear shimmer pen on balloons and glossy accents on the ribbons of the packaging. It makes it so festive and adds a lot to a simply design too. On the eyes I used a black glaze pen, it makes it shiny. What I really enjoy about this card design is that you can easily alter it to be interactive: Just make the frame a shaker and fill it with clear sequins. The sky is the limit how to change it up a little and get a completely different look. I hope I inspired you and you will check back later for more fun projects. If you like my cards, please make sure to follow me on Instagram where I also share my happy creations! Thank you! See you soon, Zsofi    

July 14, 2021

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