I had fun making this card duo using a set Jan, of Jan’s Digi Stamps, released earlier this year called Block Sentiments. The set includes 5 sentiments, but each is available in different colors, so you receive 36 total! The sentiments are made from letter blocks, and they come in b/w, rainbow colors, pastels, and sepia toned. I always have need of birthday cards, so I used 2 versions of the Happy Birthday sentiment.
First up is the pre-colored rainbow image. S-U-P-E-R easy! Just size the image as desired, print, cut, glue! I had an old Paper Studio pad I wanted to use because the papers are all rainbow colored. I added a large red mat and a small black mat to the sentiment panel to set it off from the background, and I used foam tape to pop it up. I used new-to-me mat black gems from Want 2 Scrap and that card was done! Because I used a black card base, I added a white panel inside to write on.
The second card is similar. I love keeping this sentiment large and letting it be the focal point of the card! This version was the b/w and I watercolored it with Tombow markers. I outlined each box, then used a brush to spread the color out and let it dry. Then I went back in with the markers and colored the actual letters and bottom (shadowed) part of the boxes. I did not dilute the color on the letters with water. I popped it up on foam tape, then added the sentiment panel to the patterned paper covered card base. The sentiment wasn’t standing off the busy paper as much as I wanted, so I added narrow strips of black cardstock to top and bottom and was happy with the results. This card has a scrap of the patterned paper inside to coordinate with the front.
In addition to this sentiment set I used, Jan has an alpha set with the same block letters which would be fun to use to make your own sentiments, banners, scrapbook titles, or signs! The store has such a variety of image and sentiments sets! You’re sure to find something there you love!
5/1/20 ETA: This card was picked as a DT Favourite by Classic Design Challenge!!!
I am submitting this card to the following challenges:
- Aud Sentiments – Anything Goes + a Sentiment
- Pattie’s Creations – #169 – Birthdays
- Di’s Digi Challenge – Birthdays
- Classic Design Challenge – #4 – Anything Goes & 4th Birthday celebration – DT Favourite!!!
- AAA Birthday – #12 – Dots or Stripes
- Crafter’s Cafe – #239 – Anything Goes
- Creative Moments – #188 – Anything Goes w/opt Something to Look Forward to
- Fab N Funky – #476 – Birthday
- The Paper Shelter – #422 – Use a Digi Image
- Crafty Sentiments Design – Anything Goes
- Pammies Inky Pinkies – #2014 – Anything Goes
- 613 Avenue Create – #232 – Anything Goes w/opt Geometric Paper
- Stamping Sensations – April – Over the Rainbow
I just love this set of stamps too! There’s so much you can do with them and love all the fun colors. They make for great cards – and you’ve proven that with these. Precious cards and just so delightful! LOVE!
Karen, I love both of these but the second one is really magnificent! Maybe it’s because you did such a great job of matching the colors in the dp but whatever it was, it is terrific. 😀
Thank you, my sweet friend! I think the colors of the 2nd card are much bolder, so it pops more. My printer doesn’t seem to do Jan’s colored images justice.
Fabulous cards, Karen, and so full of happiness and life with those amazing colors! hugs, de
Don’t we all need more rainbows right now? I know I do!!! Thanks for your sweet words, Donna!
A beautifully bright and cheerful card, many thanks for joining in with our ‘Rainbow’ theme at Stamping Sensations April challenge.
Fabulous rainbow colours, Karen! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous cards with us for our April challenge at Stamping Sensations.
Such a great card. I love how colorful it is and that it is digital. Thanks for playing along with us at PIP Challenges.
Beautiful card and colours 🙂 Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog
Best Wishes Lisa xx
This is a really fun design,
Thanks for sharing at both Aud Sentiments and Creative Moments,
Your birthday card is awesome and is absolutely perfect for our geometric paper challenge! Beautiful work! Thanks for accepting the challenge this month at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana Malkah, Owner
Great background paper and awesome stamps. I like the colors and fun happy feel. Thanks for sharing over at Crafty Sentiments.
Beautiful! Thank you so much for joining with ust at Fab’n’Funky Challenge this time and good luck 🙂
This goes perfect with our current challenge “Birthdays” at Patties Creations Design Challenge. Thanks for joining us…
Artist and Owner
Beautiful “happy” card! Thanks for sharing and joining us at TPS this week, good luck! Hug Lena
Such a bold and very vibrant use of colours. Love it! Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Keep safe, stay home and craft instead!
Beautiful card with bright happy colours..gorgeous..
Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
Chrissy DT https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/
I love the use of these vibrant colors! Thanks for joining our AAA Birthday challenge!
Love it!Thank you for playing along at Creative Moments. Looking forward to seeing you again!