This first version is for those of you who, like me, don't speak German. It took me quite a while to make and I was so chuffed with it, until I showed it to my German friend Connie. We were out for our weekly coffee, cake and shopping trip when she pointed out that I'd made a spelling mistake! I'd better not repeat what I said!!!!!!
There are two very similar birthday greetings (Connie did tell me the difference but I think I was too busy swearing to take it in) -
HERZLICHE GLÜCKWÜNSCHE ZUM GEBURTSTAG (which is how it's spelt in the German Celebrations stamp set)
and the one I used
HERZLICHEN GLÜCKWUNSCH ZUM GEBURTSTAG.
I'd noticed that there was an "N" on the end of Herzliche and no umlaut on the second "U" in Glückwunsch but I hadn't spotted that there was no "E" on the end of it!!!!!!!
I tried to rescue it with the help of a handy bird but it didn't really work.
So, this is the version for German speakers. It looks a bit odd but at least it's spelt correctly!
I guess this post is more about the idea of the card, which I still like, rather than the actual card that I made.
It's done on Theuva card. I drew a cross in pencil, marking the centre of each side, to help me get the stamping straight and centred. Then I stamped the text boxes and filled in the greeting.
I masked that off with Post-its.........
........stamped the scene and added the sun.
That was then masked off so that I could add colour to the rest of the scene. Maybe I should have just left it like this. Anyway, I am now under strict instruction to show Connie anything German before I do it!
Lesson 18 - Birdhouse Set