Saturday, August 15, 2015

Birthday Card for Marti!

My dear friend of around 35 years will be celebrating  her birthday on Wednesday and this is the card I made for her.  I gave it to her a week early so that she could enjoy her birthday even longer!

The stunning "cut out" at the top is from a die in the Sue Wilson "Gemini Collection" called "Pavo" and I think it is beautiful!  The actual die was too large of fit my 5x7 portrait oriented card, so I scanned it and made me a cut out that would fit.  I used that same scan to make the cut out and inlay on the bottom of the white panel.  I used the "LTD Slip" font to make the "Happy Birthday Marti" sentiment and made a mat for it and used two layers of it for dimension.  I also used my glitter brush marker on it.  My dear friend, Peggy Dollar, gifted me a beautiful die set, just as I was working on this card....Marianne Design "Anja Vintage Swirls" and that is what I used to make the curly tendrils around the flowers.  Thank you so much, Peggy!!!  The flowers were made from a free cut file that I found at UK Scrappers years ago.  The gorgeous butterfly was made from an image that I found on Pinterest.  The image was VERY intricate, so I had to alter it to get it to cut.  I cut it out of black cardstock and made a mat to go underneath it out of a piece of Canson iridescent paper.  The sentiment and mat layers were cut using my Pazzles Vue and the white panel, butterfly and the flowers were cut using my Cameo!  Here are a couple of close-up photos.

For the inside I used die cuts from the Marianne die set again, but this time I inlaid them.  For the computer generated text, I used the "Frosting for Breakfast" font.

Now, let's talk about the "hinge" for this card.

I cannot remember where I saw this, but I know it was on one of the YouTube videos that I watched, where you cut two cards panels and score one of them at 1/2" and then glue them together at that 1/2" mark.  I love this idea because the card stands up so beautifully, plus for an A7 (5x7") card you can use 8.5x11" cardstock!!!

Thanks for stopping by and please hurry back.  By the way, Marti loved her card!!!
Finished Card Size:  A2 (4.25"x5.5")

Supplies List
Papers:  Recollections 110 lb. White cardstock (card base), Neenah Bright Whiis 65 lb. White cardstock, Purple 65 lb. cardstock from the "Purple Passion" collection by Recollections, "Plum Iridescent" paper by Canson
Ink:  Tsukineko "VersaMarkWatermark"
Tools:  Silhouette "Cameo", Pazzles "Vue"
Accessories:   "Clear" Wink of Stella Brush Tip Marker, want 2 stamp "Black Pearls", Sue Wilson "Gemini Collection Pave Die", Mariann "Anja Vintage Swirls" die 


Glennis said...

Fabulous! Your friend will love it - I know I would

Jacky said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for sharing, and also for sharing how you made it!

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful card! I like the colors and the design. I like the hinge idea...I think it was on Becca's blog that I saw her do a tutorial on how she makes a card with a hinge!

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Lovely design! I love the idea. Thanks for sharing the way on how you made it!