One of my favourite shops has been open five years today, so I decided to mark the occasion with a birthday card.
It's not quite the same as making a birthday card for a person's birthday, is it? Not much point in putting cake, or fancy clothes, or handbags on the front is there?
So I decided on the simple approach. I wanted to say "Happy Birthday", so that's what I did!
I made a tent fold card, with cut away lower corners, and embossed the front, then inked it with a sparkly blue ink, fading towards the centre. I then embossed a sheet of white card, and cut a tag out of it, I threaded dark blue and green ribbons through the tag before mounting it on the base card. I then stamped the Happy Birthday greeting onto blue paper with the same shimmery blue ink, cut it out and stuck it on the white embossed panel. I trimmed the top of the card with self-adhesive fluffy ribbon.
The result is simple, yet has an understated elegance which I like. I hope Julie and Geoff will like it too, and will have many more happy years in Preston.