Welcome! It's been another wild week here. Between some outside projects, some new release work, and life in a construction zone, my studio time has been shrinking lately. . . But that's life, and we ALL deal with it, right? My dining room floor is down--still needs stain and polyurethane--but it looks great! My kitchen and breakfast room are next on the schedule to be taken apart, so I spent time today trying to clear a few things out so that my husband would have room to work in there. I'm buckling in and expecting this to be a long ride, but won't it be nice when it's done? :-}
So, on to today's little birthday card! I started with Papertrey Ink's Sketched Shapes set and its coordinating Sketched Shapes die, combined with some pretty birthday papers from Carta Bella's Cool Summer 6" x 6" pad.
For the inside I used Stylish Sentiments: Birthday, taking my color cues from the patterned paper (Raspberry Fizz, Dark Chocolate, and Hawaiian Shores inks, in case you were wondering).
I dyed a length of seam binding with Copic reinkers to coordinate with my Raspberry Fizz ink. That little circular cut came about because I love little flags that jut past the outside edge of the card front, BUT I hate to have to try to mail a card like that. I don't want a bent flag. :-) By using a die or punch to remove a chunk of the card front, I can still have a flag extending past the edge visually, but not past the edge of an envelope. Sneaky, eh? Well, that's it for today. I hope you have a fabulous weekend!