“One little candle, straight and tall…”

It was my nephew’s first birthday yesterday, and I’d decided to make him a card using the Big Bold Birthday set. I ended up making two different cards. The first one was an easel card, which I ended up not liking very much, so I made a different one. Today I’ve come back to the easel card, and added more DSP and linen thread, and now I like it better! Just shows if you don’t like something you’ve made, if you put it away for a couple of days, and then look at it with fresh eyes, you might be able to rescue it! Which one would you have chosen?

Contender No.1

An easel card is quite easy to make and is great for when a strong graphic image is the central focus of your card. It’s like giving your own little work of art in a frame! I’ll be posting a tutorial on how to make one later in the week. I’ll just mention that this card does have glitter on it, not Dazzling Diamonds, but some leftover white glitter we had from making Christmas decorations. Dazzling Diamonds would have been better, I think, as it wouldn’t have dried quite so ‘clumpy’.

Stamp Set: Big Bold Birthday

Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Whisper White

DSP: Windsor Knot

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Bordering Blue, Not Quite Navy, So Saffron

Accessories: Linen Thread

Contender No.2

This is the card Liam got for his birthday :). If it looks familiar, it’s because I’ve made a (very) pink version previously! If you’ve lost your creative mojo and you’re on a time limit (like, the party is tomorrow, it’s 10.30pm and you’ll be leaving first thing in the morning!) just revamp one of your previous creations! Here’s a shot of the card interior – you might like the little verse I’ve written inside – it’s a song they often sing on Playschool, changed slightly to fit a first birthday card 🙂

The verse reads

One little candle, straight and tall,

burning brightly, one, that’s all.

Make a wish with all your might,

and blow out that little candle light.’

Stamp Set: Big Bold Birthday

Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Whisper White

DSP: Windsor Knot

Ink: Old Olive, Bordering Blue, So Saffron

Accessories: Old Olive grosgrain ribbon

Let me know which one you like better 🙂




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