birthday surprise...

Hello my fabulous friends!

Today's project is a bright birthday card with a fun hidden gift card pocket...

Stamps: Unity Sabrina
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black; Zig Clean Color Pink (025), Green Gray (093), Gray Brown (094), Turquoise Green (042), Light Gray (091), Bright Yellow (052), Light Brown (061), Flesh Color (071), Pale Pink (028), Oatmeal (064), Purple (082), Light Violet (081), Violet (080), Mustard (067)
Dies:  Pretty Pink Posh Peekaboo Windows

Step 1: Stamp and color your image. 
I used Zig Clean Color markers on Bristol paper. 

I know who this card will go to, so I went with bright happy colors.

Step 2: Die cut the long window die under the image. I use a centering ruler to make sure it is centered, however that is my perfectionism shining through...
(sorry, no picture of this step)

Step 3: Add a sentiment on the window tab you just cut.  If you have a stamp positioning tool, it is a lot easier to get your rubber stamps lined up perfectly. I love using my MISTI for this.  (Just remember when using cling rubber stamps to remove the foam insert inside the MISTI so the lid can close without stress.) When placement needs to be perfect (like on the tab) I like to test stamp by inking up my stamp and stamping it on a piece of clear acetate that is placed over the card. This way I can see exactly where the stamp will hit and how it will look on the card without commitment until I'm satisfied. 

Step 4:  Trace your gift card on the back of the front panel.

Step 5: Create a 'case' around where the card will sit using foam tape. I like to leave a little wiggle room so the card will come out easily. 

Step 6: Remove the backing from the tape and attach to the front of your card.

You can now slip a gift card in and push the tab back in. 

It's a great way to gift a little extra surprise with your card. Anyone would love getting a card like this!