Sunday, April 3, 2011

Gate Fold Birthday Card

While I don't usually think of black for a birthday card, especially a balloon, this one really works. Using the tiny butterfly that was left over from another card, I mounted it on a scrap piece of black after adding the silver cord.

For the front, I used a black embroidery cord simply knotted to echo the antennae on the butterfly. On the lower right, I added a metal charm that says "Celebrate."

For the inside, I stamped a Hero Arts dotted balloon in the center, also as an echo of the dots on the butterfly. The birthday greeting was mounted on the left to balance my signature and note hand-written on the right (hidden here.)

For a finishing touch, I added clear glaze over the balloon to make it shine. I must confess, I had to add the bow under the balloon with long strings to cover an unwanted line from the edge of the rubber. Don't you just hate when a stamp does that!


Bonnie said...

I love the black, tan & white color scheme! It's so classy! I think you did a great job of covering the stamp line. I hate when that happens. I guess it's just makes us more creative!

Vicky Hayes said...

This is lovely! I'd never have thought to put black with this DP but it works beautifully. The bow under the balloon looks lovely so I guess sometimes it's a good thing when things don't go according to plan!