I made this card for our nephew who turned 12 this past month. I wanted to make a masculine card, that would be appropriate for a young man who is not such a little guy any more. I think this idea would really be good for any age, however.I CASED this card from HERE. I really loved the idea of stamping all kinds of birthday sentiments in white on black cardstock. It has kind of a chalk board effect, but the words just stand out nicely on the black too.
Then when I added the numbers, that just gave it another pop of color to really catch your eye.
I used any and every birthday stamp set in my collection to find just the right words and images to fit and on the card. It was fun to search for just the right stamps, and WOW, I have a lot of birthday stamp sets!! I used a stamp-a-ma-jig to get them lined up in the perfect position, and that was a life saver. There is no way I could have achieved this background without my trusty Stamp-a-ma-jig (p.235).
I cut out my numbers and letters using the Alphabet Typeset Bigz Dies (retired) and Timeless Type Alphabet Junior Sizzlits (retired) from Crushed Curry and Real Red cardstock. I used stampin’ dimensionals to pop the numbers off the card.
There is not a lot of layers or embellishments to this card, but I like the simplicity and the pop of color.
Hope you can find a little inspiration to dig through all your stamp sets to create a great background collage on your next card creation. Thanks for looking and Happy Stampin’!