Rainbow stripe birthday card

Hey! Today i am sharing this ‘rainbow stripe birthday’ project

I started with making my own pattern paper. I love making it myself, because i can customize it and for me it’s a relaxing thing to do. I searched through my colored cardstock and cut of stripes from it with my Fiskars papertrimmer. I cut four strips of each color. I placed double sided tape on an A4 white cardstock. I started with one color and i placed it diaggonally on the white cardstock. Make sure the strip covers from top to bottom. I had my colors laying in the order how i wanted them, so it was just sticking them on the cardstock now.

This picture shows a bit of how i worked.

You can do so many things with it when it’s done. Remember that if you want to die cut from it you do not use thick cardstock.

I die cut a banner out of it with one of the MFT –Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banner. I die cut from black cardstock the happy birthday circle from Spellbinders –Shapeabilities happy birthday w/ numbers etched die. I die cut a star out of the middle circle with Amy Design Brocante Christmas –mini star frames. I glued the happy birthday on the banner and i added some foam squares on the circle star to give it some dimension. I cut of a small strip from black cardstock and glued that on the top of the banner. In the end i placed this banner on my card with foam squares.

For the dotted background panel i used dots from Essentials by Ellen –Bokeh Dots. I stamped them with Versafine onyx black ink on white cardstock. I glued the panel on my card with tacky glue. I die cut on black cardstock 6 times the little heart that comes with the same Spellbinders –Shapeabilities die set. I have a punch that has a group of tiny stars. I got it from my local Hema store. I puched it on white cardstock and glued some of them on the black hearts. I placed the hearts with foam squares on the top of my dotted panel.

I punched out the tiny stars with that same punch on black cardstock. I have a bigger star punch and i punched out three stars with this also on black cardstock. I glued these on my card.

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