Belated Birthday

Is it even possible that someone who spends time every day making and sending cards would even need a belated birthday card? I'm here to tell you that the answer is "Yes!," particularly when I'm that person.

The busy birthday months in our family gain speed in the spring, so it's understandable that, just when I thought I'd remembered everyone's big day I saw my niece's Instagram post of my brother-in-law blowing out birthday candles. The last May birthday of the season, which I had totally forgotten!

My mind immediately went into card-creation mode, this time geared for a belated greeting. What came to mind was an idea featuring some critter facing backward with the caption, "Just a little behind." My stash included the critter, a cute bunny from Lawn Fawn's Upon a Star set which is what I used. The sentiment I had to write myself. I used my Kuritake Fude brush pen.

The challenge was creating the background, so I kept it simple. Using Altenew's Grid Stencil and Distress Oxide ink, I applied a green background with a blender sponge. For the sky I created a mask with a circle die, then applied Distress Oxide ink in blue.

I stamped the bunny using Ranger Archival Ink  in Jet Black then added some little pink cheeks with Copics before diecutting. I attached the bunny with adhesive squares for added dimension.

Inside the card I used a greeting from another Lawn Fawn set, Party Animals and inserted the word "belated" between Happy and Birthday.

Thanks for looking!

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