I posted this card back at the end of July before I had decided what to do with it. I thought it might get used for my other half’s mum’s birthday, but I wanted to leave my options open.
In the end that’s what I decided to do, though it was going to need a sentiment. Some cards you can get away without one, but this design has a space that is very obviously crying out to have a sentiment in it.
I prefer not to stamp directly on completed colouring — one slip and you’ve wrecked an hour or more’s work — so I heat embossed Happy Birthday on a piece of black card instead. And rather than glue it straight onto the card or use foam tape to pop it up, I decided to use a couple of scraps of ribbon underneath it for a change.
The sentiment is from the Tim Holtz “Crazy Talk” set and the embossing powder is Ranger liquid platinum.