I have never realized how many birthdays can occur in an office setting until I started working at my current full-time job. Every month we have one to two birthdays to acknowledge and they all require a card. The card is passed around and everyone can add a nice sentiment. It is quite touching. For this month’s birthday, I created a neutral card for a masculine birthday. I delayed posting it since the birthday is tomorrow and I did not want to have ruined the surprise, just in case!
- Cream cardstock from my stash
- Black cardstock from my stash
- Fiskars birthday bash stamp set
- Kraft paper bows by Recollections
- Repurposed ribbon
- Anna Griffin sentiment stamps (not sure the name of the set)
- Studio G Blue ink pad
- Marvy Matchables ink pads
- Micron Marker #05
- Glue dots
This was a very quick and simple card to make. After stamping and cutting out the banner and marking where I wanted the ribbon and sentiment banner to be, I was able to stamp the balloons without the string (I wanted to draw these in) and add all of the embellishments.
I have to admit I am not crazy about the quality of the stamping inks but I do need to always use what I have available. This may have been improved using a different textured paper as the cardstock I used was very absorbent and porous, or perhaps a stamp position tool which I do not have.
Either way I am happy with the results and will be using this card for my co-worker’s birthday tomorrow.
Hope this brought you CARDspiration and thank you for visiting!