Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Birthday card featuring stars, ribbon and a laser printed chalk greeting

I made this  card for my son's birthday!!  I started with a large envelope and made a white card to fit inside.  I found this blue colour printed background paper in my stash and thought it would work well.  I cut it to size, added a black ribbon and adhered it to the front of my card.  I added a wide variety of stars from tiny ones to a large gray multi die cut one!!!  I mounted the large one with 3D foam tape after gluing all the stars together on the back with tape.  I mounted the others with white glue using a fine tip applicator.  After they were dry I added the greeting which is a digital image which I laser printed and trimmed to size before tucking it under the edge of the star and adhered it in place using double sided tape.  I finished off my card by adding glitter and shimmer!!  I added pearly shimmer paint to the medium stars, clear glitter with a gel pen to the second smallest die cut in the large star and a silver foil confetti to the star on the right.  Perfect!!  A blue sky full of stars will be perfect for him!!        Therese

A birthday card featuring a cute little birds digital, some ribbon and a font greeting

Working on cards for next month's family birthdays!! 
I chose this fun digital of cute little birds for this card.  I added a font greeting to it and left enough space in the between to add a ribbon.  I printed it onto white cardstock and trimmed it to size.  I added a dark pink ribbon which echoes the colours in two of the birds adhering the ends to the back with double sided tape.  I trimmed the bottom edge with scalloped decorative scissors and used a push pin to pierce each scallop to add interest and texture.  I used my distress tool to roughen up the other three edges.  I mounted a piece of coordinating green decorative paper to the front of a white card and added my large focal element!!  Thought it needed just "a bit of something" so I added three clear rhinestones above the ribbon on the left hand side.  Better!!!                     Therese