Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Hybrid Chalkboard Background Birthday Card

Hybrid Birthday card
My cards need to lose some weight. I love embellishments and layers but unfortunately that can create heavy cards requiring extra postage. And since some of my cards need to be sent internationally, that can add up.
So I decided to hybridize this one by making most of the card digitally with just a couple light embellishments.
Hybrid Birthday card
Since chalkboard printables are very popular right now, I decided to go with a chalkboard background. added a chalky font for the sentiment, added a shabby frame, paper flowers, a balloon and even a strip of digital washi tape. I used My Memories Suite digital scrapbooking software to make this.
Then all I needed to do was print, trim and mount. I used a coordinating polka dot background paper to cover the front of my 5x7 card. Added two rhinestones and some baker’s twine and done.
Here’s the image I used if you have a birthday card you need to whip up quickly.
Blue Balloon Birthday-001 
It’s sized 4x6 but you can make smaller in any photo editing program.

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Jodi said...

what a cute card :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful B-day card, Carol. You are so talented!

malia said...

This is very cool Carol!

Katie said...

Love this card!!!