The inspiration photo had lots of blue & red polka dots & stripes and so I tried to incorporate those elements in various ways in my background. I used the Spot on Stamps by Lil' Inker Designs to create the polka dots, stamping them on a mat die cut with Stitched Mats: Side Stitched Rectangles dies. I used the "Happy Birthday to You" circle, also from the Spot On stamp set as my sentiment for this card. I liked how it was small and didn't interfere with the flow of the card.
The adorable hat & mustache dies are from Frantic Stamper's Fancy Sirs Hats & Mustaches die set. There are several different styles of hats & mustaches in this series so it was hard to choose which one to go with. I thought that these two fit the inspiration photo the closest. I also included one of the frames from the Elementals #7: Coved Labels that I die cut with vellum. It softened down the background just enough to really make the black hat & mustache pop.
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