It's my brother's birthday tomorrow and usually I make his card well in advance of Christmas so that there's no panic, it also means that I can put it in with his Christmas goodies so I know it won't get delayed in the post. This year however, I forgot but miraculously I came up with an idea for a simple one layer card that turned out better than I imagined. I just poked a brad through the card to act as a nail,stamped the "Happy Birthday" then placed a piece of copy paper with a narrow rectangle cut out, over the words so that after I'd used distress inks then removed the mask it looked like a sign. I then just used a fine marker pen to add the "string" to hang it from the nail. I then used the same technique to hang the letters from the sign. After I'd finished I thought that the brown marker looked a bit too strong so used a white gel pen to dot onto the line which then made it look softer and a bit like twine. A pierced edge with a pattern maker tool completes the look, oh,except from a thin outline of Copic to add dimension/shadow to the edges.
Sorry for the odd angle of the photo, not sure what happened there.
I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
ATCACWA30, Anything goes,
CCC55, Anything goes,
FPACWA30, Anything goes,
Hotshot 14, CAS,
MIM, Anything goes.
Thanks for stopping by,