Good morning! Today I have the pleasure of joining Technique Tuesday and several card and scrapbook makers to celebrate all things birthday. And what would a party be without a gift, right? To celebrate, Technique Tuesday is having a 5-day sale on all their birthday products (so many of which work for a variety of occasions). Just use the coupon code will be HBDAY21. Okay, on to the cards!
I really wanted to go with something fun and playful, so I created a duo of cards in bright rainbow colors using one of my favorite techniques - using repeated images to create backgrounds. Today I'm sharing two ways to do that.
On my first card I created a rainbow card base with strips of paper and used a repeated die cut from Happy Everything to build the background. I started in the top left corner and placed as many full HAPPY die cuts as I could. Because this die has a unique design, there were a few open spots leftover. If they were on the edge, I filled them in with another partial die cut, and for the few spots in the middle I filled them with the the little asterisk die cut also included in the die set.
Now those little asterisks created a natural focal point, so I stamped and colored the balloons in Let's Party and placed them right in the center. Next, I added a sentiment from Let's Party and simply colored the outline letters in black. I finished the card off with a sprinkling of rainbow jewels.
To up the fun factor a bit I blended ink over the white embossed background, but I did not cover the background entirely. Instead I blended the ink just around the edges to create a frame for the fabulous bow from Bow on the Border.