Merle.de 4 years

Today is a holiday in Germany but I hope that Merle.de’s birthday card arrived in time for her birthday nonetheless. I wanted to do a cute girly card for her and I went with an almost exact replica of Kara’s beautiful card with some minor additions and changes.

I’ve struggled with actually using these cute elephants but I really liked how Kara used and coloured it on her version of this card. So the very light colouring was something I knew I wanted to keep.

One of the changes I made relates to the sentiment: Instead of stamping a big sentiment, I diecut Merle’s name using Sizzix’ Alphanumric dies. Before adhering the letters to the card I added Wink of Stella to them. Above these letters I added a small sentiment in a very light pink colour.

Another thing that I added to my card is the little black bird. It has come to represent the meaning of Merle’s name and I’ve used a little black bird on all her birthday cards. So it had to fit in somewhere on the card. Here it rests its wing sitting for the foot of the rainbow.

Happy birthday, Merle!

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