When is your birthday? Is it around a holiday? I have a birthday in December that’s pretty close to Christmas and I love to get holiday-themed birthday cards. Heck, even my cake usually has poinsettias on it!
Today’s card features the Special Month’s Glimmer Hot Foil Plate set from Spellbinders. It includes all of the months of the year, perfect for a calendar or even customizing a card sentiment in case you have a friend with a name like April, June, or January. 🙂
I made the sentiment strip first by silver foiling the ‘happy’ and ‘birthday’ separately (they come from the February ’19 Glimmer Kit of the Month Club, if you aren’t subscribed yet, you’re missing some lovely Glimmer sets), then trimming each of them into a 3/8″ strip. I did them separately so I would be able to adjust the spacing for the December piece in the center.
I masked each flower with Masking Magic paper from Gina K after I stamped them. The next steps would be a bit of ink blending with a super nice green ink called Mardi Gras from Catherine Pooler. I used a blending brush from Picket Fence Studios to blend down the card front, all the way to the bottom, creating an ombré look.
Next, I peeled up the masking paper and colored the stripes on the poinsettias with R22, R24, and R29 alternating as I went along. Once that was done, I dabbed the flower centers and a bunch of itty-bitty dots all over the card with some Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and sprinkled Nuvo Silver Tinsel glitter over it.
I love that glitter – it’ super fine and so sparkly <3 And probably the only loose glitter you’ll catch me using.
After everything was dry, I attached my sentiment strip with foam squares and flagged the ends. Then, I added a big fluffy bow right underneath the month. Isn’t it bright and cheery?!
Thanks so much for coming by to read today! Do you know someone with a birthday in December? Go ahead and pin this project to your inspiration board on Pinterest to make it later!