It's my pleasure to wish Bev of Happy Dance a fabulous birthday! She doesn't always have it easy in life, but she always comes to the table with a positive outlook, and it's quite infectious. You can't come away from her blog without a huge smile on your face!
My birthday card for Bev is inspired by her in two ways:
1) quite obviously for Bev's readers, the "Happy Dances" sentiment that Bev is known for; and
2) this awesome card that Bev stamped and colored ...
I was so excited when I saw it ... my mom and I used to pass the time coloring like this when I was a kid. When we ran out of coloring books, she would draw a large scribble and then we would color in the sections. So simple, but it was SO FUN!!
I didn't have Bev's scribble stamp, but was excited to try my own doodles. They're a little wonky, but I'm telling myself that it adds to the whimsical feel : ) Also, since all my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers have dried out (so not happy about this!!!) I used watercolor instead. The softer feel ended up working out for this card.
Here's the paper inside ... it's American Crafts. The sentiment is die cut from AC glitter paper. I was pleased to find a "happy" sentiment with a doodled circle around it, although I guess I could have added that doodle around another "happy" stamp. The small "it's your birthday" is from Winnie & Walter's Bubble Talk. I didn't have that stamped at first, and the card looked unbalanced. Now I'm happy, and in fact, I think this is my new favorite birthday card!
Here's the envelope I made for it.
A few of us (who were organized by the ever-thoughtful Darnell) are posting our cards on gracious Ardyth's blog if you want to stop by and add your own well-wishes.
[side note: did you know that if you typed "ardyth" in google search, MASKerade is the second result that comes up, only after novelist Ardyth Kennelly? Ardyth is the "Cher" of the card-making world, and beyond, it seems! I'm so jealous!! Then I type in "Darnell" and djkardkreations is the third result that comes up. We have famous friends, people!!!]
Anyway, thanks for sticking with this longer post. Happy Birthday, Bev!!