A Stand-out Birthday
by Janet Katz
The Marzipan Alphabet dies are so handy to have around. Of course, you'll use them to spell out sentiments and page titles, but what about a nifty background? On this simple birthday card, I started by stamping the Happy Birthday from the Marzipan Greetings clear stamp and die set. I colored the Happy with a purple marker and the Birthday with a turquoise. Next, I used the dies in the set to cut out each word. Then I wanted to do something really different in the background, so I die cut To You 10 times and glued it onto 4.25" x 5.5" card front over and over.
I used some Post-it Tape to both hold my card to my glass mat, and give me a baseline to work against. I wanto mat the To You white background to a colorful piece of cardstock so I trimmed off a bit of the edges to make it 5.25" x 4" which really emphasized the repeating pattern.
Finally I adhered the Happy Birthday onto my To You mat using pop dots to make it stand out. I finished it off with some bling to give it a little oomph. White space on a card is really easy on the eyes, and giving it some texture is often a great idea.
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