I used a new Hero Arts clear set for the sentiments. It's called 'Yummy Treats' and has some really nice sentiments which are perfect for birthday cards. I also like the fact that the font matches another Hero Arts clear set I have! After adding the torn patterned paper panel I stamped the 'Happy Birthday' sentiment and rounded the corners. I die cut two large and two smaller flowers from some old - but very pretty - double sided patterned paper. I added a bit of shaping to each flower and the layers are separated by 3d glue dots so my big bloom has quite a bit of dimension. I added a button centre with 1/8" Early Espresso taffeta ribbon threaded through the buttonholes. I then made the sentiment banner and highlighted the word 'fabulous'. I stamped once in Espresso ink, again in Mellow Moss ink and I cut the Moss 'fabulous' out and I've popped it up. I tucked die cut Early Espresso leaf sprays behind the big bloom to finish the front.
I love the Little Leaves Sizzlits die, it has such a nice shape. I've actually had my die for a couple of years as I bought one from the USA. I recently found out that there is an old SU! stamp set called Best Blossoms that has a stamp with that exact same leaf spray shape. Of course, I then just had to track down a set on eBay and the set arrived today - yay! The set is from 2006 and is on pale blue rubber so it must have been a hostess set. I look forward to getting inky with it very soon!
As I have two sentiments on the front of the card I haven't used one inside. I've just decorated with a strip of the patterned paper and oval die cut shapes. I also put a strip of paper on the envelope and then added Mellow Moss stripes to both edges of the paper using a Mellow Moss marker pen. This card will definitely be one that is hand delivered!
Stamps: Hero Arts 'Yummy Treats' clear set
CS: SU! textured Mellow Moss CS, SU! Early Espresso & Whisper White CS
Patterned paper: Chatterbox 'Cottage Lilacs' double sided paper
Ink: SU! Early Espresso & Mellow Moss
Tools: SU! Fun Flowers Bigz L Die, SU!Little Leaves Sizzlits die, Nellie Multiframe Oval dies, Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper
Embellishments & accessories: SU! 1/8" Early Espresso taffeta ribbon, American Crafts green button, 3d glue dots