I went for a bright and happy card for my sister today and just hope she likes it. She's got a big one coming up next year, but I won't give away which one until next year.!!!
It's one of my usual type of cards, easy and simple.
I've discovered that March is now quite a busy month for celebrations and things, and of course I try to get at least 6 Christmas cards done each month as well, so there's no mad rush later in the year.
To recreate this card follow the guide below:
Start with a base card of Whisper White(cs) measuring 21 x 21.5 cm scored at 10.5cm.
Across the front of the card base and using the Large Letters framelits, set out the letters for the word you want (sister) and die cut them (for the spacing I wanted, I needed to run the card through twice doing the 1st, 2nd, 4th and 6th letters on the first run through and the 3rd and 5th on the second run through.
Stamp the Happy Birthday from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous (ss) wherever you want it along the bottom.
Now run the front of the card through the Big Shot using the Subtle folder. Again this needs to go through twice.
Cut a backing mat measuring 21.4 x 10.4 cm using Calypso Coral and placing it behind the front of the card adhere using liquid glue.
Using Watercolour Wonder ® dsp die cut the letters again using the Large Letters framelits. to make the letters stronger I adhered them to the plain letters already cut out form the card and then placed them back on the card using dimensional pads.
Using an off cut of Whisper White stamp a pair of butterflies, twice from the Butterfly Gala (ss) using the thumping technique (ink up the stamp with the main colour and then using a Stampin' Marker lightly tap the second colour randomly across the top, and stamp). Now using the Butterfly Duet punch, punch out the butterflies. Place the butterflies where you want them and stamp the antennae. Add some Wink of Stella and Basic Pearls then adhere to the card using dimensional pads.
Will be back again soon with more cards
Love Annette x