This is a great card for a birthday! First I cut out a pink colored paper 5.5 X 4 inches.
Next I take my light blue birthday paper and cut a 4.5 X 3 inch piece and center this onto the pink card. I don't have a picture of this step (so you'll have to take my word for it :)
The next step is to think about what is going to be my "centerpiece" for the card. Aha! A metal tag. These tags are made by Making Memories. They have a special tool to clamp them, but I just use an eyelet hammer.
First (since I can't find the template for the tag) I trace the outside of the tag on the cardstock that is going to fill the tag. If you trace the inside of the tag, it will not be big enough.
Then I trim and put the paper inside. Trim and try until the paper tag fits into the metal tag snugly.
I take my eyelet hammer and lightly pound on the tag opening until it is flat.
Here my tag is complete.
To add pizzazz to the tag, I get out my VersaMark ink and small birthday stamps. VersaMark has a couple of applications. Here we are going to use it as a watermark. Using VersaMark like an ink, I randomly stamp birthday images on the pink tag. I stamp a few images "coming off" of the tag. Then I wipe the excess VersaMark off of the metal rim (after the paper images have dried for a minute or so).
This is a tag...so it needs a hole and ribbon! I make the hole using the Cropadile. Then I place a blue eyelet in the hole using the Cropadile.
I also added Happy and Birthday rub-ons (which I also forgot to take a picture of-sorry!) The rub-ons I got from a class way back in the day. They are small enough to fit on a big brad, but they also worked for this tag! However, you could easily substitute a stamp or handwriting for the rub-on.
Here the choices for ribbons and fibers are incredible. So I choose modest blue and pink ribbons so as to not distract from the rest of the card.
The finished card. The Birthday paper is from Sweetwater, the Sprinkles paper collection--2006. Until next time--go eat some Birthday Cake :)