by Kim Singdahlsen
Since the Poppystamps challenge for the month is "happy birthday" and since I had used up most of my birthday card stash while I was making Christmas cards, I definitely needed to focus on birthday cards.
I love how this card came together because it was actually quite easy. The detailed Gilded Plate is just one quick die cut .(FYI - it also fits on top of the Lattice Plate for a fabulous look that you can see in the samples in the online store but I chose to keep it plain and delicate.) The Happy Birthday Poe Script is in one of my favorite fonts. The two together made a quick and easy card.
I chose very neutral cardstock because I added a rainbow of gems from the Bright Jewels on each corner of the little squares and I wanted it to really stand out. Each gem has adhesive so it was a very easy job to plop them on the die cut.
I kept the sentiment in white but I layered it on black (for a hint of a shadow) and then another layer of white for a stack of three. I really love this font - it works well on elegant cards but it also works well on fun and colorful cards.
Be sure to check out the birthday challenge which will be open until the end of the month and includes a prize for a random winner!