22 January 2014

Happy Birthday to you!

Hi there!

A friend asked me to make her a couple of birthday cards to hand out to the staff at her school through the coming year. This is the first one :


The 'happy' was cut with my Silhouette cameo. The font used to make the cut is called : bauhaus 93.
I applied the straight knife to slice the letters approximately 1/3 from the top.  The upper part was cut from white card stock, and the lower part from black card stock.

I am joining the following challenges :

Casology  ~ CONTRAST

To create contrast I immediately thought black & white.

I also used 2 contrasting fonts. One big and bold, and one smaller and in a opposite direction.

Addicted to stamps ~ CAS

Seize the birthday  ~ BIRTHDAY (anything goes)

I have a free printable to share, using the same font as the one I used for my card.

If you think you might be able to use this, I would love to hear from you!



Thanks for looking!




36 comments:

Olga Bester said...

Wow hou van dié swart en wit nommertjie. Is self besig om bietjie te speel met die swart en wit idee.
Mooi dag vir jou!

Angèle said...

Wow Hannelie... het gaat je weer goed af. Wat een sterke kaart! En ook de love- en de thanks-kaartjes vind ik geweldig!

Groetjes, Angèle

M@rjan said...

Een goed idee om het lettertype door te snijden, zo wordt het een interessante kaart! Leuk ook dat je een printable weggeeft.

sandie said...

Love the CAS design and great take on contrast. Thanks for joining us at ATSM

Colleen said...

What a very clever card! The stark black and white is so striking! Thank you for playing along with Seize the Birthday!

Shelly said...

Love your card. It's very striking. Thank you for the great word art.

Anita in France said...

Stunning and striking and bold, Hannelie ... and such precision cutting! What a fabulous take on the Cue Card! Anita :)

Dot said...

Wonderful card, thanks for the sentiment,
hugs Dorte

Donna said...

Thank you! Love sentiments.

Happy Dance said...

What a great card, Hannelie! Love the 1/3, 2/3s cut on your "happy". So cool in black and white too. Very nice and CAS card! Bev

Bobby said...

Great contrast and a wonderful idea to run part of the sentiment in the other direction.

Kylie said...

Perfectly CAS. I love what you have done with your cameo. Thank you so much for playing along at ATSM xx

Karen M said...

Your card looks so cool - I love the black and white xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful B&W card - very elegant. Thank you for the sentiment too!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Such perfection in cutting your letters! WOW - This is a winner [I'll bet ya} - killer contrast!

Deepti said...

This is a winner, awesome idea and terrific execution :) you nailed it. Thank you for sharing with ATSM!!

Kelly Griglione said...

Love that font, and how you cut it for contrast. It turned out so well!

Geri said...

First - thanks for this awesome sentiment! Stunning contrast between the b/w/y! This is such a cool idea - splitting the sentiment panel into thirds is so clever! I love how the fine black lines at the bottom of your card anchor your image! Great card dear friend!

Hayley Kew said...

LOVE the contrast, such a cool look!!! Glad to have you share with us this week at Addicted to Stamps and More, we sure hope to see you back again soon :)

mamichelle said...

Love your card and this sentiment! Thanks so much for sharing.

Meghan said...

Black and white is the perfect take on "contrast." Gorgeous card Hannelie. So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

Josephine Cox said...

Love your card and thank you for the sentiments.Josie

Jacq said...

Love the card Hannelie, I'm sure your friend will too. :)

Thanks for the great freebie.

Gloria Westerman said...

This is so cool...I love it...thank you so much for sharing this with us...

Dee said...

Great design! Love it!

Desire Fourie said...

You are definitely the queen of CAS designs. This is another wonderful design. Thanks for the sentiment.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Kim Heggins said...

So fun...love the black and white.

Jen W. said...

Such a cool and funky take on the cue word! Love the way your mind works, Hannelie! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

~amy~ said...

Such a fun take on the word contrast! Love your graphic card!

Deepti Stephens said...

Wow! This is perfect, Thank you so much for joining us at ATSM. Good luck.. :)

Happy Dance said...

WooHoo!!!!! Big congrats on the HM for this wonderful card! Well done, and well deserved. Bev

Bobby said...

Back a short time and a winner already. You sure didn't lose any of your creativity while you were absent. Congrats on the HM at Casology.

Anita in France said...

Yay, Hannelie ... another HM at CASology ... congratulations, my friend! Anita :)

Glenda J said...

Stunning! Love this perfect CAS card. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Congratulations on the honor of HM at CASology, Hannelie!! Hugs, Darnell

Petra Swart said...

Briljant, vrou!!! ...en oor en oor daai HM waardig!! So vreeslik treffend!!
Groete