Today my oldest daughter turns 13. Some people want to keep their kids babies and dread the teenage years. Not me. I can’t wait to see what amazing things this one does as a teenager! In fact, her future is so bright she needs to wear shades!! That’s why I pulled out my Day at the Beach stamp set to make her birthday card…
Bermuda Bay card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
Mint Macaron: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Circle Size: 2-3/8″
Here’s a quick and easy way to create an interesting background: Stamp the same image over and over, re-inking and rotating your stamp as you go. You can use the same color ink as your card stock for a tone on tone look like this. Don’t get too caught up in how it looks! It is not going to be perfect or 100% even. That’s okay, it’s handmade and unique! You are going to cover part of it with your greeting anyway.
For the main image on this card I cut numbers out of glimmer paper using the Large Number Dies. Aren’t they so shiny and pretty? I love them! Once I had them cut out, then I found the right size circle to layer them on and used the Layering Circle Dies to cut out a Whisper White circle and a Bermuda Bay scallop circle. Then I just popped all that up using dimensionals and added it to the front of my card. Super easy but the layers really add some punch.
That’s it! Now I’m off to celebrate the first day of teen life. While I’m doing that why don’t you try to stamp your own simple background and make a card. I can’t wait to see what you make!