A Stand-out Birthday
by Janet Katz

To You texture card with sig

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.

To You texture card2

To You texture card2

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. 

Thanks for checking in on the blog today. 

Janet Floral Signature copy




wow, I love your card.
the background is awesome!

Hi Janet, This is a beautiful CAS card and I'm loving how you have created this fabulous background.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

very creative idea for the background, looks great!

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