I am really happy the way this card turned out. I decided to my new Simon says Stamp Stitched Alphabet stamp set and used rainbow colors for the word “Happy.” It made a great masculine card.
I colored the letters with Copic Markers (R29, R27, R24; YR09, YR07, YR04; Y18, Y15, Y13; YG17, YG03, YG01; B26, B24, B21). Since this stamp set does not have matching dies I fussy cut around each letter and added 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape for dimension.
I die cut a rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle die. I wanted to place the word on an angle and decided on a strip of black cardstock for the secondary greeting, which was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder. I added a thin strip of foam tape so that the letters could tuck behind it.
I wasn’t happy with the way it look and so I decided to cut more strips of black paper in varying widths and adhere them randomly. I liked that much betters, but didn’t like some of the spacing and so I took a Pigma Macron Archival Pen 05 and 01 to add lines and dashes and really like how it turned out.
An A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock and the focal rectangle was adhered with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the card was done.