Friday, September 27, 2019

Birthday Melody

Happy Friday!  It's Jeanne today and I have a birthday card for you that is made with one of the new Christmas dies.  I have a real need for birthday cards with 20 people in my family (and that is only on my husband's side!)  Add to this my side of the family, then friends and understand.  I make them whenever I can.
This card features the singing penguins from the Penguin Carolers die and uses a sketch from Splitcoaststampers.
I switched up the sketch a bit to accommodate my sentiment but it is very close.  I started the card by die cutting my penguins in black and white cardstock.  (Don't the little black penguin bases look like ghosts?  I'm thinking about how I could use these for Halloween!)
I colored the beaks and feet using a Copic marker and colored the eyes with a liner pen.  Then I assembled my penguins.
For the card itself I cut an A2 card base from Crushed Curry cardstock and two strips, one 2.875 x 5.25 inches and one .875 x 5.25 inches out of coordinating DSP.  I really like this paper as I felt the colors went perfectly with the colors of the penguins!
The ovals are cut from Whisper White using the second smallest of the Stitched Ovals dies.
I glued the panels and penguins to the card base; the smallest penguin is glued higher up in the oval so there is room for my sentiment strip.
My sentiment strip is .375 x 3.625 inches.  Originally I was going to use pink but decided on the green as a more neutral color.
To finish the card I popped the sentiment up using foam dots and added a few star sequins.  I love getting multiple uses out of my dies.  These cute little guys are perfect for Christmas or anytime of year!

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Thanks for stopping by  today.  I hope you have a fun and creative weekend!


Mary Marsh said...

This is a creative way to use these Christmas dies for a non-Christmas card- Love it- I may have to case it!

Janja said...

Super cute card!

Sukie said...

Very cute! Those penguins are adorable and your papers look amazing! Great card design!

Pam MacKay said...

Great use of the Christmas dies for a birthday!