Handmade Cards, Seven Hills Crafts DT

Happy Birthday with Alphabet Sets

Although I’m spending most of my crafty time making Christmas cards these days, I still need birthday cards too. Today I’m sharing a simple design that would be easy to create multiples of, if needed.

I began by stamping the large cake image from MFT Happy Hippos. I coloured it some alcohol markers, then cut it out. I used a white gel pen to add some decoration to the cake, just to give some more interest to the image.

On a piece of white card, I draw with pencil lightly around a circle die. This is to help me with placing the letters for my sentiment around the cake image.

I used the MFT Birdie Brown Alphabet & Numbers stamp set to create my sentiment (they have a standalone die set too, if you prefer that to stamping). A stamp positioner really helped me with this step, as I could better space the letters before stamping.

I stamped the images with an embossing ink, then embossed them with gold embossing powder. I also added a couple of gold stars, which I found in the Avery Elle Bunting stamp set.

I adhered the panel to my card base, then attached the cake image to the centre with foam tape.

I love the clean and simple look of this card. The most tricky part was positioning the letters for stamping, but once they are on a stamp positioner, you could quickly and easily make a few cards at the same time.