Friday, October 23, 2015
Today I needed to make a birthday card and wanted to try a pretty technique Anita Izendoorn did on a few cards I saw on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Facebook page using one of the A Way With Words dies by Quietfire. Elizabeth Craft Designs has 12 different Quietfire sentiment dies you can choose from, to do this technique.
The Happy Birthday was die cut four times, using the Elizabeth Craft Designs Soft Finish 100lb Cardstock. If you use the Elizabeth Craft Designs Clear Double Sided Adhesive, it is very easy to layer the die cuts on top of each other to create a "stack", otherwise, you can glue the sentiments together. Layering the sentiment gives a lot of dimension to the die cut. I love how this turned out.
This is a 6"x6" card. Using a smaller piece of card stock (5 3/4"), I used a Tim Holtz die for the open die cut at the top of the card. This piece was cut off a quarter inch below the bottom of the die cut design. The rest of the strip was cut 1 1/2 " deep for the bottom. A piece of pearlized card stock was cut 5 3/4" and the two pieces were glued to it. I had planned to attach these pieces over the pearlized card stock with dimensional tape, but changed my mind because I wanted to add dimensional flowers. The Sentiment was attached over the open space (showing the pearlized card stock below it).
Susan's Garden Dogwood dies were used for the pretty dogwood branch. It was attached with Glue Dots. I encourage you to watch Susan's YouTube Dogwood video to see how to assemble these beautiful flowers. Did you know that Susan now has her Susan's Garden Club Blog which has so many gorgeous projects with written instructions? I encourage you to sign up and Follow her blog so you receive all new posts.
Be sure to watch all Susan's YouTube videos and follow her blog for a lot of inspiration. You too, can become a Paper Gardener!
Below are links to the Elizabeth Craft Designs products used: