A quick change of pace today as I share a card that I’ve made … about 3 weeks in advance (gasp! – those who know me know what a last minute nellie I am usually, lol). To be fair, the main reason I’ve worked on this early, is because we need a few other family members to sign it
It’s for a great uncle who is celebrating a special birthday (no prizes for guessing the age, heehee). Whilst I tend to keep a ladies age under wraps I’m not quite so discreet when it comes to the gentlemen.
The World Spectacular set of papers seemed the perfect combination of masculine (or at least not too feminine) colours and fun patterns that would suit a birthday card.
And with so many papers to choose from I decided to make it a tri-shutter card.
The card base is Cherry Cobbler and was matted with three different papers from the World Spectacular DSP set (126897). To make the rosette on the front, a strip of DSP was scored every 1/4″ on the Score Tool (122334) and then formed into a circle. Larger Bitty Banner framelits (129267) were die cut from the same paper and matted onto Cherry Cobbler card that was trimmed around them. These were laid over the scored and folded circle. Circle and tails were then topped off with a medallion die cut from Cherry Cobbler card using the Perfect Pennants die (123126). Silver Glimmer Paper (124005 – FREE when you hostess a qualifying workshop during Sale-a-bration) was tinted with a little Cherry Cobbler ink (this technique was covered in our last newsletter, if you missed it, then why not use the sign-up box at the top of the page to make sure you don’t miss any future projects, tips and techniques). Numbers were die cut from the tinted paper using the Typeset Alphabet (127553) and adhered direct to the front of the rosette before popping it up on the front of the card with dimensionals.
On the inside, the sentiment from Bring on the Cake (W121899 or C121958) was stamped in Island Indigo ink and banners and balloons from the Collage Curios set (W129099 or C129102) were stamped in Cherry Cobbler and Tangerine Tango inks. There’s another panel on the back of the card for writing our message.
If you’re thinking that some of the dies I’ve used on this card are a bit out of your price range, then please pop back tomorrow when I’ll have some good news to share.