I used to keep a stash of all kinds of greeting cards made by me, but lately it seems like I never have a birthday card on hand! Hmmmm.....could it be because the majority of the cards I give are for birthdays? That must be it!!! At any rate, I decided I need to make some birthday cards to have on hand so that when I need one at the last minute, I don't have to break my neck to get one made. This "stencil" card was done using another digital cutting file by SylviaF at the UK Scrapper site........gosh I love her designs! If you would like the files, they are free to registered members of the UK site and you can find the files here...just scroll down to #93. Here is my take on her design (The recipient's name will be added to the bottom of the card front when I know who I'm sending the card to):
Here is a close-up view:
The dark green panel is a metallic card and I hope my photos do justice to it. I also want to add that the "pop-up" flower in the center was designed by me in my Pazzles Inspiration Pro software and I used my Pazzles Inspiration to cut the card base as well as the light green panel and then I used my CraftROBO to cut everything else except for the tiny butterflies. I discovered something really cool in making this card, I used black stickles on the dew drop in the flower center that I colored black with a Sharpie and also on the center of each of stencil flowers but I noticed that they did not shine like I desired so I decided to add some crystal stickles to make them shine more and to my surprise it turned them to a pretty green shade which was perfect for my card.....love surprises like that! Thanks for looking!
Finished Card Size: A7 (5"x7")
Paper: Bazzill (light green), "Empress Emerald" Wausau Metallic Cardstock, Black Recollections (Black Card Base)
Tools: CraftROBO, Pazzles Inspiration
Accessories: Martha Stewart "Classic Butterfly" Punch, "Black Diamond" & "Crystal" Stickles