I'm so pleased to be showing you a couple of birthday cards that I recently made. I'm highlighting them at My Craft Spot today as well. It seems as though negative space is all the rage right now and I've been so inspired by the many cards I've seen that I decided to use the same technique on my cards. It's quite an easy technique but one that really makes a statement. Everybody seemed especially impressed with these two cards... and they really were quite simple to put together!
I made the first card as an extra for my daughter's 18th birthday. I used my paper cutter to cut the card base and patterned paper mat and then used my Gypsy to cut the top layer with George and Basic Shapes, with "18" cut out of the cardstock using Plantin SchoolBook. Corners are all rounded with the Creative Memories corner rounder. Once cut, I embossed the top layer using my Cuttlebug using the "Bloom Dots" folder. I attached the top layer using pop dots to leave some space between the patterned paper and cardstock.
To finish things off, I cut a tiny tag and shadow from the My Craft Spot Tiny Tags metal die set and stamped it with a little sentiment from the My Craft Spot Tiny Tags 2 set. I finished everything off with some Blueberry Blue baker's twine from My Craft Spot.
The second card was made for my daughter's boyfriend. I used the same technique as I had used for Erin's card, but this time, cut the word "birthday" using Opposites attract. The little balloons are from Celebrations and tied with Blueberry Blue baker's twine from My Craft Spot.
I finished the front of the card by using a stamp from My Craft Spot's Sweet Sentiments - Set #1, using some cellophane tape to cover the "birthday" portion of the stamp. If you try this, just remember to remove the cellophane prior to stamping!