So this is the first time I’ve used vellum. Honestly, I wasn’t that impressed with the results. Personally, I think it’s just as important to show our “mistakes” as well as our triumphs. Otherwise, how do we know and learn?

Having said that, the card is not bad, and it’s puts together well, but it doesn’t have the look I was going for. I wanted the gold embossing to stand out a bit more than it does, but perhaps I picked the wrong background. Not sure, but most likely, I will watch some videos on Youtube, and figure out where I went wrong.

I will say my daughter Heather loved this card. She hung it up first in line with all the Christmas cards she was expecting to receive. That is one of the pitfalls of having a Christmastime birthday. It gets thrown in with all the other Christmas “stuff”.  The up side is we always do our best to put the tree up on her birthday. She made an exception this year, and we put her family’s  tree up right after Thanksgiving because I was at her home in Michigan.

I do love the Happy Birthday Thinlit. I have used this on a number of projects, and it always turns out great. Here are just a couple of examples.

I hope you get a chance to make someone a great birthday card soon. 

Love, Rachael



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