Amber Moon Blessed Birthday Greeting Card with Sweet Surprises
Hello, Friends! Can you believe it is the end of September already? This time of year is so beautiful that I wish time would slow down so it could last longer. I’ve been having the best time creating fall paper pretties. Today I have a lovely Amber Moon Blessed Birthday Greeting Card to share with you. I’ve used some really fresh and fun Really Reasonable Ribbon along with a selection of Tammy Tutterow Designs stamps and dies in this tall and skinny birthday card.
Dressed to Distress
- First, ink the edges of all paper layers with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink. I was liberal when doing this, and let my blender stray pretty far inside the lines.
- Next, add Vintage Photo Distress ink to the outer edge. This serves to create a sort of frame for the panel. It’s a small step, but it makes such a huge difference in the finished design.
- Now, randomly stamp Tammy Tutterow’s Big Cheesecloth Background Stamp with Coffee Archival Ink. I don’t use an acrylic block for this. Just roll a small portion of the stamp over the ink pad, then randomly roll it onto the surface of the card. I love the subtle texture this adds to a card.
- Then, repeat this process with Tammy’s Dear Ruby Background Stamp.
In my world, ribbon makes a card complete. I love the fresh, almost country feel this Plaid Bold Black Check Ribbon adds to the card. The triple loop bow tied with a little help from my Zutter Bow-it-All tool adds wonderful contrast and texture to the composition. It’s a new item in the shop at Really Reasonable Ribbon, and I can’t seem to stop using it.
Dimension Makes the Difference
Adding dimension to a card makes it come to life. This can be done quite simply. For instance, I simply fussy cut these butterflies, shaped the wings with my fingers and then glued the bodies to the sentiment panel.
Adding the Element of Surprise to this Amber Moon Blessed Birthday Greeting Card
Everyone loves a good surprise…especially on his or her birthday. So I packed lots of surprises into this card. Do you see the circular element in the top right hand corner of the focal image? That’s surprise #1.
This sweet little envelope is cut from designer paper using Tammy’s Tabbed mini Pocket Die. Isn’t it darling? After making the envelope, I punched the sentiment from patterned paper, then backed it with a scalloped circle punched from brown paper. It’s held in place with one of Tim’s mini paper clips.
I used the insert that comes with the Tabbed Mini Pocket Die to cut out this portion of designer paper. Then I stamped one of Tammy’s Tiny Sentiments in the corner.
A Peek Inside
I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks that you can use in your own crafty adventures. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Thanks for stopping by!
- Really Reasonable Ribbon
- Tammy Tutterow Designs
- Prima Amber Moon Collection