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Friday, December 30, 2016

Sweet and Simple Birthday Card



I've been on an Inkscape tutorial kick and it's been a while since I shared a handmade project, so I thought I would share this one with you!
My littlest niece is turning one this year, and I needed a sweet and simple card to send her way. I took this opportunity to use up some of my scrap paper, and also put the new Misti stamping tool I got for Christmas to use (I have to say, I am definitely going to be using my cling stamps a lot more! LOVE this product!)
Usually I break out my Cricut on my cards, but I thought I would challenge myself and use the other tools I have accumulated to bring this one together.

      



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Card Base

I wanted a top folding card so I trimmed one of the pre-scored & cut 5 x 7 kraft cards I had down to 4 1/4 x 5.

Banners

From my pink scrap paper, I cut two 4" x  1 1/4" strips. I trimmed a V shape into the bottom of each one to make the ribbon shape. I then embossed them with two different border embossing folders from the Darice flourish embossing border set.

From a scrap of blue paper, I cut one 4" x 1 1/2" strip & cut it to match the pink scraps. I embossed this with a striped pattern embossing folder from Darice.

I glued all three of the banner pieces to my cardstock with an adhesive tape runner.

Tag

I used the Sizzix Originals Scallop Combo #2 die to cut the largest tag from a scrap of cream colored cardstock. Then, using my Misti stamping tool & clear cling stamps from hero arts, I stamped "Happy Birthday" on the tag. I used a light pink dye ink dewdrop from Memento for the sentiment. The first generation stamp was too pale, so I re-inked my stamp two more times and re-stamped it until I got the color saturation that I wanted. (I LOVE this tool! This would have been nearly impossible for me without it) 
Leaving the stamps and the tag in place, I inked up my stamps again with versa-mark clear pigment ink and stamped it one more time. I then coated the inked image with clear embossing powder and set it with a heat gun.
To finish off the tag, I tied a piece of pink ribbon through it.
Once it wall all put together, I glued the tag to my card with a tape runner.

Flowers

I used my Sizzix Tattered Flowers die to cut flowers from the same scrap colors I used for the banners. I mixed the blue and pink petals together and secured each one with a gold brad. Then I glued the finished flowers to the card with some ranger matte multi-medium. I wanted to make sure that I used a really strong adhesive for this because the flowers are pretty heavy. I made three flowers in various sizes.

Pearls

I used my pearl pen to add a little interest with some tiny iridescent pearls in clusters of three. These take a little while to set, so I recommend doing this step last and setting your card somewhere to dry for a while.

Finished!

If you're adding a sentiment inside your card, you can add that after your pearls dry.
I hope you like this card, and as always, thank you for stopping by!

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