Happy Birthday

The final challenge from Friday evening was large sentiments.

I chose the Lawn Fawn Giant Happy Birthday Die for the star of the card. I stacked it with three layers of white cardstock to make it thicker. The polished stone background was in my stash waiting to be used. I found a color in my Gina K Designs cardstock from many years ago from a pack called Calypso. It worked perfectly for a layer and the greeting. I added the toucan already colored and fussy cut, then balanced it out with the flower. Those images are from Catherine Pooler’s stamp set Toucan Do It.

When I made this, I liked the tone on tone. Now I am wishing for a bit more contrast, but have no idea what I would change.

Thanks for sharing in my samples. I have been making samples for a few weeks with not much else. I am ready to move on. Today the other challenges go live and I do have 3 more challenges that I haven’t made a card for. I will make them as I get to them.

10 thoughts on “Happy Birthday

    1. Thank you! I do like color, but really struggled finding a color that worked well with this background. When I created the background, I thought fish, but never got to it. This background seemed to work well and I like the bird.

  1. Love this tone on tone. Your polished stone background looks great with the little pops of color from your toucan and flowers.

  2. This is great. Tone on tone works as the other images have colour. I love the polished stone background.

  3. I love this. Sometimes, if you use a marker and run it along the edges of die cut pieces it adds just a touch that makes them stand out without being too much. This is great as it is!

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