Hi there! My friend Sandie’s birthday is today. Happy birthday, Sandie! Hope you enjoyed your special day! I’m not sure if she has received her birthday card from me yet, but in my haste to mail it off, I forgot to take pictures of it. However, I had extra gold streamers leftover, so I just re-made the card, except I changed up the sentiment. This photo was my source of inspiration.
First step was to create the confetti. Did this by placing a Falling Snow stencil on an A2 size mixed media stitched rectangle and inked with VersaMark. Heat embossed with gold embossing powder, then used a mini blending tool to blend on Wilted Violet, Dusty Concord and Black Soot distress inks. Wiped off excess ink from the embossed areas with a tissue.
Next die cut the streamers from gold foil paper. The ‘hooray’ was die cut twice — once from gold glitter paper and the other from a purple scrap piece. Stacked and offset them for a shadow effect and then stamped the other part of the sentiment with Archival Violet ink. Mounted the panel on a white top folding card base to finish.
This was easier than it looks. To start, distress inks in rainbow colours were blended with a Clarity brush through a Diagonal Grid stencil on a Mixed Media stitched panel. A balloon was then die cut from it and vellum was adhered on the back to cover the opening.
‘Happy’ was die cut from a scrap of DIY black glitter cardstock. ‘Birthday’ was die cut once from white cardstock and then four times from black cardstock to be stacked. The string was die cut from white cardstock.
The assembled panel was mounted with foam adhesive to a white top fording card base. Clear shimmer on the birthday die cut and clear sequins finished off the card.
I didn’t want the balloon cut out to go to waste, so I made a CAS birthday card. Inlaid the balloon and used the hidden die cut technique for the ‘celebrate’ sentiment.
Too funny. I actually had something different in mind, but I guess that’s the way it goes sometimes. Thank you for visiting. Have a great day!
Hi everyone. I can’t believe it’s December 1st already! The crazy busy season has started. So I’m just sneaking in a CAS Christmas card.
Stamped the bird image with Memento black ink on a scrap of X-Press It paper. Coloured it with Copics then die cut out with the matching die.
Die cut the branch (retired Memory Box – thanks Nancy 😉) from brown cardstock. Die cut Noel twice from white scraps. Ombré coloured Noel with Copics and added clear glitter.
Adhered all the pieces onto a white stitched rectangle from my stash. Placed a snow stencil over the whole panel and applied white embossing paste. Once the paste dried, mounted the panel with foam adhesives onto a white top folding card base to finish.