I've really been into the 4-bar card size lately. It's slightly smaller than the regular A2 card, but big enough to go through the post. So for this card, I cut the base (3 1/2 x 5 inches) from white Neenah Exact Index cardstock. I then used images from the So Many Smiles stamp set by Close to My Heart to create a fun background with a slightly retro feel. The images are stamped in Crystal Blue, Cranberry, Cashmere and Whisper inks. I then stamped the sentiment from the Bitty Birthday stamp set (also by CTMH) in Cranberry ink on a strip of White Daisy cardstock that I layered on Crystal Blue cardstock and then added to the front of the card. I had originally created this to as a one-layer card, but decided that I liked how the Crystal Blue cardstock made the sentiment pop and tied the rest of the card together.
Here are a couple of close ups:
And that's it. Pretty darn simple! The Bitty Birthday stamp set will be retiring at the end of August. You get these two birthday sentiments for $2.95!
You definitely don't want to miss out!
Have a wonderfully creative week!