Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Winter Birthday Card

Recently I have been giving my stamps a lot of love.  At first I intended to use stamping, but decided I really liked the font of this happy birthday sentiment instead.  So I went to my overwhelming stash of Quickutz dies and dusted a few off to have some fun!  I truly used only scraps found in my  8 ½” x 11” color folders to put together this card.  A visit through blog land gave me a great sketch and color scheme to create this birthday card for a niece who has a winter birthday coming up soon!

How To:

1.     I started with a card base of 11” x 6”(because it was the largest of the scraps I had) and folded it in half.
2.     The blue layer is 5” x 4 ½” and is pressure embossed with Cuttlebug Polka Dots.
3.     The black layer is 4 ½” x 4” and is edged with a Martha Stewart corner and edge punch set.  The bottom two loops on each side were trimmed off as to not interfere with the design of the card.
4.     The yellow strip is 1” and punched with the same edger punch.
5.     The deep red strip was pressure embossed with Cuttlebug Pop Culture borders then trimmed to 3/8”. 
6.     Happy Birthday was die cut three times from the Quickutz Birthday 4” x 4” die. 
7.     The presents and ribbons are also die cut from Quickutz dies.  The pressure embossing is done with texture dies from Quickutz.  The motifs are much smaller and great for small die cuts.  I used circles, sparkle, and curls.
8.     The card was assembled with dimensional foam adhesive, Tombow Extreme permanent adhesive, and Sakura Quickie pen.

This card was inspired by and entered in the following challenges:
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