Make a WISH! A birthday card with fireworks behind a castle. Do you wish you could go to the "Happiest Place on Earth" for your birthday?
This birthday card features a trinket stamp from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps (retired), a die cut castle from Spellbinders, holographic paper from Hot of the Press, embossing, and layers with ribbon, die cuts, and a silver background.
Putting It Together
For this card I started with a concept of Blue and birthday. I didn't feel like colouring so I decided I wanted to do a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps trinket (the trinket sets are long retired, but they're rather nice, I hope she brings something like them back again in the clear stamps). I then designed the card as I put it together.
I use a coffee filter when pouring the embossing powder on the card. Then I can easily pour the excess powder back into the jar.
Before heat setting, the embossing is just powder on the sticky VersaMark
Heat setting makes the powder melt and become a lovely shiny silver.
I die cut the trinket with a stitched circle from Elizabeth Craft Designs and then, from the back, ringed the trinket with a ruffled ribbon.
I went over to my paper stash to look for something to go behind my trinket and my eye was drawn to the holographic paper. I cut an A2 panel from the full sheet to make it easier to work with.
I dry fit a circle die to get a feel for the sizing. I was originally thinking of putting the trinket centred on the holographic circle.
I ended up die cutting the hologrphic circle smaller when I played with having them kind of side by side. And then another idea started to blossom.
I die cut a castle from blue foiled card and from scrap gold textured foiled. I pieced the gold into the blue after backing the blue with a scrap of cardstock to hold the piecing.
The gold textured looks fantastic with the blue smooth.
I used a bit of Distress ink to run along the edge of the silver textured background.
I added foam mounting tape to the castle to pop it up from the fireworks circle. I LOVE how this looks.
I dry fit the two circles on the silver background. I had second thoughts about the gingham ruffled ribbon but I also like it. It's a lightly girly touch. I doubled up the foam mounting tape under the trinket and used foam mounting tape under the firework circle, too.
For the inside, I stamped the first part of the sentiment in black and then, for the star and "Sparkle", I double stamped in a light blue and platinum silver. I wanted to have blue to tie to the front and also silver.
Seize the Birthday: Blue, Green, or Aqua