Bright Succulent Banner birthday card with Erica

Hello!

Welcome back to Trinity Stamps blog! Erica here, hi.

Today’s card is a big splash of colour and sparkle. Finally, I stopped making Christmas cards. About time, right?

Apart from the one cactus, I used a non-traditional colour for each of the succulents, for a fun look. The stamp set used is the Succulent Banner from the shop, Trinity Stamps.

I do love bright and happy colours, there is something so uplifting about them. With that in mid, that is exactly the colour palette I chose. All the Copics I used are in the photo below.

The image is so colourful, a white background would make it pop. I even tried it after out the image with the coordinating Succulent Banner diecut. No matter how lovely it looked, I decided to use a bright and sparkly patterned paper. I was in a colourful mood!

I admit I am not sure where this paper is from, I found it in my stash and it sparked joy in me right away. Can you tell I have been watching Tidying Up with Marie Kondo? That series is so good and seriously addicting. Not to mention inspiring! I’m going to apply it to my house when I get back from my trip.

Back to the patterned paper and the card making. Using doublesided tape I adhered it to the card base.

Now usually, I would use foam tape to adhered the succulent image, but I have tried to make my cards flatter recently. After adding a generous amount of liquid glue, using a Nuvo glue pen, I stuck the image onto the card. I made sure to leave enough space at the top to add a big sentiment.

This ‘Celebrate’ diecut is from Neat & Tangled. I love the fact it has a cut for the word and then a ‘shadow’ bit. This kind is my favourite word diecut. The shadow bit I cut out of vellum and the word is cut out of black glitter card stock. Using the same Nuvo glue pen, I adhered the pieces together and adhered these to the card too.

At this point I realised I had left the actual banner, on the image, blank! Oops. Using a ‘Happy birthday’ stamp I added that with the help of my Mini MISTI and some black ink.

I almost added some sparkly sequins too but as the patterned paper is glittery that felt like over-kill, so I left it. That meant the card was done though!

What do you think? Does it spark joy for you? It sure does for me. I love that expression and will use it a lot from now on, I think.

That is it from me for today. But I will be back next week with another blog post. Perhaps even with some fun stories from Creativation, which is where I’m heading! If you are attending too and spot me there, I’d love to meet you.

Lots of love and happy crafting from Erica

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