Monday, January 5, 2009

Button Birthday gets a Makeover

I just couldn't leave my card from yesterday's post alone. I wasn't happy with it, but I thought it would be ok since I was sending it to a 6 year old, but I just couldn't stop thinking about it. I was lying in bed last night when it hit me. I'd use the same alphabet, but overlap the letters and colour them with copics. That would leave me more space for the candles on the right side. Yippee!!! Off to sleep I went, once I knew how to make my card better.

So here's the makeover version. I really do like it MUCH better than the original. It still uses the Jumbo Outline Alphabet but I used my SAMJ to place them exactly where I wanted. For the "Birthday 2 U" I used a combo of a word from the SU sets It's Your Birthday and Simple Serif Alphabet & Numbers. 


Now I feel much better about sending it.  :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

7 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Oh Karen, I LOVE it! Such bright happy colours!!! Love the row of buttons too...cute! Thanks for playing along with us at the OCC!

Dana White said...

I do like this one better too; now you have an extra card ready if you need it :)

Jennifer Meyer said...

Super cute card Karen, LOVE the fun row of buttons and darling colors. Thanks for playing along with the OCC! :)

Jennifer :)

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh fun, thanks for playing.

Janet said...

wow...what a fun card!!!!!

Joanne B. said...

Karen, isn't this SO cute! You're so smart. And I'm so glad I'm not the only one laying in bed thinking of cards!

Nancy Riley said...

Karen, you're amazing! Would ya' look at those fun buttons?! I do like this version better! I think of stamping ideas while lying in bed too ... then I usually can't sleep!